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The Next Generation of Metadata Management (Part 1)

This is Part 1 of a series on the Next Generation of Metadata Solutions. In this post, we begin with the roots – The need to revamp existing metadata management solutions. History Metadata Management originated in the late 80s and early 90s, when Data Warehousing was sowing its roots. Businesses had expanded their definitions for... more

What Does a Next-gen MDM Solution Look Like? Ready for the Digital Enterprise (Part 3)

Master Data Management (MDM) solutions are entering a new stage of maturity. Driven by the rising demands of Cloud and big data, next-gen MDM is drastically different, offering greater capabilities, hybrid deployment options, a variety of entry points, and more business user flexibility than ever before. The market forces shaping the evolution of MDM are complex and... more

Data and Analytics: Report Card and Future Direction

The good news is that there is tremendous potential for business disruption by building a competence in data and analytics. The bad news is that almost everybody sees the same thing and everybody is trying to do it. Even worse, data availability and technology changes are making it possible for new entrants to leapfrog the traditional barriers to entry. The one thing nobody else has is your data and the ability to combine that with internal data to delivery better services, better experiences, better patient outcomes etc. Start with your strategy. Make sure that you have a distinct competence in data management.

Chalk Talk: Business Driven Data Governance for Analytics

Welcome back to our series of Analytics Chalk Talk videos. I hope you enjoyed our last video: “Driving Analytics Data Management Competence with Metadata.” In this Chalk Talk, I’m discussing how organizations can develop better, more business-driven approaches to data governance. The result will be great data that will deliver valuable analytics insights. Please watch the... more

4 Realities Retailers Face in 2017: Digital Transformation, AI and More

Retailers are grappling with a myriad of challenges in 2017, from shifting consumer behaviors to the explosive impact of digital transformation. To remain competitive this year and beyond, they’ll need to embrace many new realities. Already, retailers are growing more skilled at providing the right customer with the right message — and offers — at... more

What Does a Next-gen MDM Solution Look Like? Deployment Options for a Hybrid World (Part 2)

Master Data Management (MDM) solutions are entering a new stage of maturity. Driven by the rising demands of Cloud and big data, today’s MDM is drastically different, offering greater capabilities, hybrid deployment options, a variety of entry points, and more business user flexibility than ever before. The market forces shaping the MDM evolution are complex... more

Influencer Marketing: Free Hotel Upgrade?

We booked a four day sun break during cold German winter. Just arrived at front desk, the hotel offered us a free upgrade to a suite. By the way the Hotel was called Hospes Maricel and you can read my rating here. Believe it our not, we decided to keep our room as it was... more