Clean-up woman: Part 2

In my last post, I talked about how data still needs to be cleaned up – and data strategy still needs to be re-evaluated – as we start to work with nontraditional databases and other new technologies. There are lots of ways to use these new platforms (like Hadoop). For example, many […]

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Clean-up woman: Part 1

If your enterprise is working with Hadoop, MongoDB or other nontraditional databases, then you need to evaluate your data strategy. A data strategy must adapt to current data trends based on business requirements. So am I still the clean-up woman? The answer is YES! I still work on the quality of the data. […]

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Data prep and self-service analytics – Turning point for governance and quality efforts?

The demand for data preparation solutions is at an all-time high, and it's primarily driven by the demand for self-service analytics. Ten years ago, if you were a business leader that wanted to get more in-depth information on a particular KPI, you would typically issue a reporting request to IT […]

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How to observe the impact of modernisation through a data quality lens

At some point, your business or IT leaders will decide – enough is enough; we can't live with the performance, functionality or cost of the current application landscape. Perhaps your financial services employer wants to offer mobile services, but building modern apps via the old mainframe architecture is impractical and a replacement […]

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Examining the relationship between MDM and customer intelligence

.@philsimon on whether organizations need MDM to gather valuable insights about their customers.






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MDM intersections, Part 1: Data quality

Master data management (MDM) is distinct from other data management disciplines due to its primary focus on giving the enterprise a single view of the master data that represents key business entities, such as parties, products, locations and assets. MDM achieves this by standardizing, matching and consolidating common data elements across traditional and big […]

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In search of the Holy Grail: Sorry Hadoop fans, only MDM delivers single view of customer

Single view of customer. It's a noble goal, not unlike the search for the Holy Grail – fraught with peril as you progress down the path of your data journey. If you're a hotelier, it can improve your customer's experience by providing the information from the casinos and the spa at check-in to better meet your […]

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Does MDM need to be part of your data strategy?

.@philsimon on the role of MDM. TLDR: It depends.






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What's the relationship between big data and MDM?

.@philsimon on the collision between the two.






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The quality of data in motion

I've spent much of my career managing the quality of data after it was moved from its sources to a central location, such as an enterprise data warehouse. Nowadays not only do we have a lot more data – but a lot of it is in motion. One of the […]

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