Master Data Management

The larger the organization, the more crucial master data management becomes -- and the more difficult. MDM encompasses processes and tools that constantly aggregate, match and consolidate data from various systems in order to maintain one master record, thereby maximizing consistency. Mergers and acquisitions, in particular, can make maintaining MDM difficult, as can poor control over data classification schemes.


Articles

The Fast Evolution - and Transformation - of Mobile Device Management

Telecommunications and IT are technically-based endeavors. And that, for those who use them, presents a couple of problems. The main challenge generally is the technology itself: It may not work. More >

Who Pays, and How, for Corporate Smartphones?

An employer's choice between encouraging (or even demanding) that workers bring their own devices to work or providing them as they do PCs and desktop phones is one of the most important high-level More >

Mobile Data Management Focuses on the Data

The great increase in everything having to do with corporate mobility-the number of people in the enterprise using smartphones and other mobile devices and the value of the data that they are More >

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Interviews

Why Master Data Should Start with the Business Process, Not the Data

Jignesh Shah (@jshah0209), Software AG's vice president of business infrastructure products and solutions, discusses with IT Business Edge's Loraine Lawson the benefits of taking a process-driven More >

The Potential Impact of BPM and MDM Integration

Loraine Lawson spoke with Sandy Kemsley, an independent analyst and systems architect specializing in business process management. She explains why integrating business process management with master More >

The Next Step: MDM-Enabled Applications

Loraine Lawson spoke with Richard Clements, senior director of Enterprise MDM Product Strategy and Marketing at IBM. Clements says as master data management matures, customers are moving toward a More >

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Resource centers

Business Intelligence

Business performance information for strategic and operational decision-making

SOA

SOA uses interoperable services grouped around business processes to ease data integration

Data Warehousing

Data warehousing helps companies make sense of their operational data

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