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MDM: Erratic, Pervasive or Both?


Between our MDM/Data Governance Summit events co-hosted with the MDM Institute (last week in Toronto, next week in San Francisco, September in New York) seems a good time to sum a few observations.

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Comments (2)
Enterprise Architecture must step up and deliver Enterprise Data Architecture based on MDM Object Patterns, Data Quality Services (DQSOA), Data Governance Rules and Enterprise Information Architecture. This is foundational work for 21st century Enterprise information systems, and it does not belong to software companies. Applications and packages that own and define their particular data, are a BIG problem for enterprise integration, data quality, and therefore enterprise capabilities. Data quality is loose because the package can end up anywhere. The idea of Microsoft or Oracle or any company selling the MDM solution to companies they may or may not have heard of is difficult to fathom, but never underestimate the spin doctor.
Posted by James P | Wednesday, June 22 2011 at 1:12PM ET
I was about to write the same thing, based on Toronto.

While there were plenty of presentations around the familiar issues of gaining funding, getting executive sponsorship, finding those quick wins, etc, it just had this feel that something else is happening underground. As Aaron Zornes warned, be prepared for the flood. Just wait for a couple of LOBs to go out and acquire MDS on SQL Azure and expect it to work like MS Office.

It will be a hard transition for many MDM veterans. After years of gasping for water in the data desert it is hard to drink from the fire hose.

Posted by Gordon I | Wednesday, June 22 2011 at 1:28PM ET
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