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The Information Difference Pegs Informatica as a Top MDM Vendor

Information Difference MDM Diagram v2This blog post feels a little bit like bragging… and OK, I guess it is pretty self-congratulatory to announce that this year, Informatica was again chosen as a leader in MDM and PIM by The Information Difference. As you may know, The Information Difference is an independent research firm that specializes in the MDM industry and each year surveys, analyzes and ranks MDM and PIM providers and customers around the world. This year, like last year, The Information Difference named Informatica tops in the space.

Why do I feel especially chuffed about this?  Because of our customers.

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The Success of Our First MDM Day Leads to a Second One in EMEA

Last Spring I told you about the overwhelming response we received to MDM Day, a special event that preceded Informatica World 2013. As I said, attendance at this event tripled our expectations, and we took this as a clear sign of the importance of MDM in today’s IT landscape. Unfortunately we couldn’t accommodate everyone, including a significant contingent from the EMEA region. So we’re very happy to announce a special MDM Day event that will take place on Tuesday, October 8th at the Grange City Hotel in London.

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Three Chances to Dig Deeper into MDM

I’m astounded by the incredible turnout and response to MDM Day and other MDM-related events at Informatica World, and again, I see this as a sign of MDM’s importance in the business world. Attendees told their stories, swapped best-practices, and shared their visions of using MDM to improve up-sell, cross-sell, and other important business metrics. But now let’s keep the momentum going. Here I want to tell you about three free webinars that will help you to dive more deeply into MDM, and take your initiatives to the next level. The first is for any large organization, and the other two are for pharmaceutical companies. (more…)

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MDM Hits It Out of the Ballpark at Informatica World!

“MDM Hits It Out of the Ballpark at Informatica World.” I heard that comment from not just one, but from many Informatica World attendees. I smiled, but inquired further, “What makes you say that?” Each of them gave a different answer.

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MDM Goes Big at Informatica World 2013: Here’s What to Expect

Informatica World 2013 is right around the corner, and I’m eager to tell you about all we have planned. This year, MDM will play a prominent role, as you can see by the sheer number of MDM-related sessions presented by Informatica customers, partners, and employees.

Here are just a few highlights:

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Has MDM Crossed the Chasm? Musings of a Marketer at Gartner MDM Summit

The general feeling, at the recent Gartner Master Data Management Summit, was one of excitement. It wasn’t just that this was the largest MDM Summit to date with 600+ registrants; it was also the buzz in and around the convention center. The conversation wasn’t about promises and “what ifs,” it was about tactics, and 2nd or even 3rd generation MDM initiatives. This growth is a sign that MDM has matured past the initial phase of high expectations, in Gartner’s hype cycle. To put it in Geoffrey Moore’s terms, I think it’s a sign that MDM has crossed the chasm from early adoption to more widespread, pragmatic adoption.

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Informatica Positioned in the Recent Gartner Magic Quadrant for MDM

Gartner recently published its annual Magic Quadrant for Master Data Management of Customer Data Solutions, which “positions MDM of customer data solution vendors (and their products) on the basis of their Completeness of Vision relative to the market and their Ability to Execute on that vision.” The growth of MDM market has been phenomenal – $1.6 billion in 2011, a growth of 21% from 2010, and projected to grow by the same rate to $1.9 billion in 2012. (more…)

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The Power And Flexibility Of Universal MDM

Let’s say you’re a Fortune 500 manufacturer and a supplier informs you that a part it sold you last year is faulty and needs to be replaced. What’s the first thing you do—and how do you do it?

 

You need answers fast to critical questions: In which products did we use the faulty part? Which customers bought those products and where are they located? Do we have substitute parts in stock? Do we have an alternate supplier? (more…)

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