Bloor Research, a leading provider of information technology (IT) research, advisory services and strategic consulting, has chosen Kalido, a provider of strategic information management solutions, as the recipient of its "Gold Award" in the repository category in its 2006 "Master Data Management" report evaluating 15 vendors. Kalido was singled out for its leadership in generic master data management (MDM) and pioneering of many key practices. An excerpt of the report is available at

Bloor Research's Master Data Management report highlights the growing emergence of the MDM market due to multiple business drivers, including regulatory requirements, cost containment and corporate performance management. Bloor defines MDM by its ability to improve the consistency, quality and reliability of individual definitions of enterprise objects (e.g. a customer, a product, a supplier, etc.), and establishing that object within its context and relationships to other objects within its type, such as customer hierarchy or product bill of materials.

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