The new Gartner Magic Quadrant (MQ) for Master Data Management has been published, and what you might not notice at first glance is that this year, IBM chose not to participate. Gartner still included IBM in the MQ. However, we did decline to engage in the process and provide detailed data for
Some people think of master data management (MDM) purely as a platform for organizing and mobilizing enterprise information. While this is true, leading companies view MDM more as a philosophy or a set of best practices, not just a suite of software tools.
If you’re truly data-driven, how often do you make a critical decision based solely on information from one part of the company? At the organizational level, how valuable is data when decision makers have to rely on IT (not to mention a tangle of technical and bureaucratic red tape) just to access
Just as a cosmetics company is focused on the foundation for beauty, many companies regardless of industry are looking to specialize in high-quality presentation of product to consumers. See how one global cosmetics organization took a master data management approach that offers expertise,
Historically, Master Data Management (MDM) projects have focused on creating a single view of the truth that can be consumed by business processes. Learn more about how the evolving need to utilize MDM serves as catalyst for a new solution extension offering a managed data preparation and data
Censuses have long provided governing authorities with data that helps them make decisions affecting the lives and livelihoods of people everywhere. In modern times, however, companies look for more than just a name when doing business—and that’s where master data comes in. Find out how your
Over the past two years IBM has been moving in the direction of being a data driven cognitive and cloud company. As part of this transformation, IBM has acquired The Weather Company that provides some of the most accurate weather data to pinpoint the impact of impending weather event to a specific
The benefits and pitfalls of different cloud deployment architectures can be intense topics of conversations spanning a wide range of industries. Some discussions foster new approaches to consider, and others make strong arguments as to which approach is well suited for different, industry-specific
If you want to impress your Sunday night dinner guests with a satisfying culinary outcome from a new recipe, you wouldn’t shop willy-nilly for ingredients. The same goes for that governance or master data management initiative you need to get underway on Monday morning. When considering such
Flight is perhaps humanity’s oldest dream, brought from concept to reality over the course of millennia. Today, businesses can chart a flight plan for their data, taking it where it needs to be even in cloudy skies and uncertain conditions. Find out how modern approaches to data and data
The insights that lie undiscovered in business data can often provide both short- and long-term competitive advantages. Find out how agile analytics platforms are helping put information in context by cataloging, integrating and aligning data.
Organizations must seize sustainable competitive advantage hidden within information silos. This is critical to achieving customer centric objectives and business results. Here are 10 ways master data management (MDM) delivers sustainable competitive advantage.
Some process reengineering initiatives that were all the rage some two decades ago fell short of producing tangible changes within organizations. And the same dearth of measurements for assessing data quality improvements could mean the same fate for today’s information governance initiatives. See
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