Archive | April, 2010

Business Value Should Reign


I read this morning Evan Levy’s excellent blog “Blind Vendor Allegiance Trumps Utility.” In it, he laments the number of companies he spoke to at the recent Gartner MDM Summit who identified their leading MDM vendor (based on being a [Microsoft / IBM / SAP / Oracle / SAS] shop) before even defining their requirements. […]

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Data Policies are the Instruments of Data Governance


Enterprise Data Governance Blog Series: No. 4

In my last blog, I compared the digital world of data to the physical environment we live in. I made a case for thinking about data governance in terms of data policies aimed at keeping bad data, analogous to trash in the physical environment, out of the data environment in the first place. As with […]

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Does Analytical MDM Exist, and Other Tales from Las Vegas


Gartner MDM Summit in Las Vegas last week had all the trappings of a good technology conference: lots of buyers, rich content, and a little fun. Andrew White stripping during the keynote was a moment of considerable suspense with the audience wondering how far he’d go. 6 years after we first shipped our MDM product, […]

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Gartner MDM Summit Las Vegas


A recap from last week's conference

Last week, Kalido participated as a Platinum sponsor in the Gartner MDM Summit in Las Vegas. Co-chaired by Gartner analysts John Radcliffe and Andrew White, the conference came on the heels of the Gartner BI Summit and gained about 100 attendees from event for a total in the 4-500 range. More than ever before, we […]

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What do Environmental Policy and Data Governance Have in Common?


Enterprise Data Governance Blog Series: No. 3

There’s a fitting analogy between the digital world of data and the physical environment we live in. Bad data is like trash: pollutants that infest the environment. Trash makes everyone’s life worse off. Similarly, bad data has a pervasive negative impact on business performance. One way to deal with trash is periodic cleaning: Every once […]

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