Tag "master data"

REST your Master Data Services

REST (Representational State Transfer) is an architecture style that is designed for communications between different interfaces in the simplest way. As the REST API uses simple HTTP calls, it is much more accessible from different interfaces. Thanks to Roy Fielding, REST APIs are available all over the world wide web today. For example Twitter REST... more

Transformation Toolkit – Essential Data Management Kit

Transformation is one of those buzzwords of the moment usually preceded by Digital, BSS or OSS. It’s at this point that many people start to debate what it actually means. Once you are past that discussion the business must concern itself with how can we transform. To achieve a successful transformation, like any journey, before... more

“Adaptive” Integrated Operations Planning

I ran into an article a few weeks ago proclaiming that IOPS is dead. Another one from HBR attests to the strengths and pitfalls of planning. Vendors from SAP, Oracle, 02Solutions, Anaplan would tell you it has not met its demise. Pundits having suffered through a bad implementation will tell you it is a career... more

Illusion Series – Episode VI: I Tell (Horror) Stories With Data, Do You?

I recently ran into this HBR article about why and how to tell compelling stories with data.  HBR also had some interesting insights on storytelling and the use and shortcomings of analytics as well (Davenport, Tom. “10 kinds of stories to tell with data”, HBR, May 5, 2014 and Filbin, Bob and Jeff Bladt, “A... more

Illusion Series – Episode I: Everything will be OK

A consultant, a data architect and a call center manager walk into a bar in some Asian metropolis (figuratively speaking). The data architect says, “Can you help me figure out how to convince the business to invest in upgrading our data management environment?” The consultant says, “Sure, let me chat with your call center manager... more

The Five C’s of Data Management

A few days ago, I came across a post, 5 C’s of MDM (Case, Content, Connecting, Cleansing, and Controlling), by Peter Krensky, Sr. Research Associate, Aberdeen Group and this response by Alan Duncan with his 5 C’s (Communicate, Co-operate, Collaborate, Cajole and Coerce). I like Alan’s list much better. Even though I work for a product company specializing... more

The Information Difference Pegs Informatica as a Top MDM Vendor

This 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... more

How Much Does Bad Data Cost Your Business?

Bad data is bad for business. Ovum Research reported that poor quality data is costing businesses at least 30% of revenues. Never before have business leaders across a broad range of roles recognized the importance of using high quality information to drive business success. Leaders in functions ranging from marketing and sales to risk management... more