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Queensland Police Service Case Study: Use Your Bad Data To Build A Compelling Data Quality Business Case
Some might think that building a data quality business case is difficult and complicated – but it doesn’t have to be.
At InformaticaWorld, I had the pleasure of meeting Graeme Campbell, ex manager of the client services group at Queensland Police Service (QPS) in Australia, where he delivered a compelling presentation titled, Queensland Police Drive Out Crime with Informatica. My key takeaway: build a simple, business-focused and results-oriented business case that inspires action. (more…)
What do our master data management(MDM) customers have in common? Regardless of industry, use case, region, or the type of information they are mastering, I’ve identified 10 key factors they have in common.
1) Company size is $500M+
2) Experiencing rapid company growth, likely due to mergers and acquisitions (more…)
Master Data Management (MDM) has been used by companies for more than eight years to address the challenge of fragmented and inconsistent data across systems. Over the years we’ve compiled quite a cadre of uses cases across industries and strategic initiatives. I thought this outline of the 30 most common MDM initiatives may be of interest to those of you who are just getting started on your MDM journey. (more…)
Are you planning to attend Informatica World 2010 next week?
If so, I invite you to hear these breakout session presentations from our master data management (MDM) customers, including:
- Johnson & Johnson’s Charles Bloodworth, IT Director, Medical Devices & Diagnostics;
- Merrill Lynch’s Sal Caruso, Director, Client & Account Data;
- St. Jude Medical’s Mike Striefel, Senior Manager, Enterprise Information Delivery, and
- GlaxoSmithKline’s Nipun Bhonsle, Manager, Strategy, Architecture & Information. (more…)
Call it a composite or mashup cliche. It’s funny that we have a number of cliches that pretty much mean the same thing. I’m sure there’s a few missing here, but we all interchange these common sayings. Do you have a standby or are you like me and change them out constantly with the goal of meaning the same thing, but not saying the same thing?
- Connect the dots
- See the big picture
- Find a needle in the haystack (it sure sounds like the opposite of the big picture)
- Put the pieces of the puzzle together (more…)
Interested in master data management (MDM)? Check out the MDM Path at this year’s Informatica World 2010 conference, November 2-4 in Washington, D.C.
The MDM Path features seven breakout sessions with executives from Merrill Lynch, GlaxoSmithKline, Johnson & Johnson, AstraZeneca, and Informatica, among others. You’ll hear real-world insights from users on how MDM has enabled companies to improve operations through consolidated business-critical data about customers, products, suppliers, partners, employees, and more.
It’s a great opportunity to find out what’s happening in the fast-moving MDM marketplace and learn about:
- Solutions: Best practices and lessons learned from practitioners who have solved pressing business challenges with Informatica MDM.
- Business Impact: How Informatica MDM provides the foundation for business solutions and the business value it generates.
- Platform and Products: Insights into innovative functionality for business users, data stewards, and IT.
- Architecture: What you need to know about the technical architecture of Informatica MDM.
- Tech Talk: Keys to success, pitfalls to avoid, and tips and tricks from implementation experts.
If you haven’t already, register for Informatica World 2010. We look forward to seeing you in Washington!
Call me a convert. I have a renewed faith in the power of the community. I finally started using Twitter today in order to keep up with the real-time commentary flowing out of our industry analyst conference (#infaanalyst). It’s been enlightening (and often amusing) getting plugged into the thoughts of the analyst community/blogosphere around data integration and information management.
And today, we announced the Informatica Marketplace. This is going to turbocharge the already robust community for data integration. Tens of thousands of Informatica developers are already using LinkedIn, Facebook, Informatica’s TechNet and other venues to connect with each other, sharing knowledge and solutions for data integration, data quality, MDM and more. The Marketplace is going to make that 10x easier and more productive.
Buyers will have a single place to go to find pre-built solutions that will let them deliver their projects faster and cheaper. Sellers will have a way to reach the broad data integration community to market their wares and show off their expertise.
And it’s going to be fun. To get things going, we are organizing a pre-launch contest to let developers strut their stuff. The top gurus will get top billing on the marketplace, and their 5 minutes of fame onstage at InformaticaWorld 2010.
I honestly can’t wait to see what starts coming in. There’s going to be great stuff that we never would have thought of on our own—and that’s the whole point of the marketplace.