The Hub Designs Blog: April 2011 Issue

Volume 4, Number 2

April 2011
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Jim Walker, who handles MDM Product Marketing at Talend, sat down with us recently for an analyst briefing to fill us in on how Talend is doing with its Talend Master Data Management product.

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Welcome to the latest edition of the Hub Designs newsletter. In this issue, we cover:

Please let us know if you're interested in writing for the Hub Designs Blog or if you have any ideas you'd like to see us cover in a future issue. 

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Best regards --- Dan Power
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It's Good To Be On The First Page of Google
Google Search Results Heat Map

I was doing some research recently on the search terms that bring people to the Hub Designs Blog.


We recently broke the 82,000 view mark (of course, we're over 110,000 views, if you include RSS readers).


So I took a few minutes and found that for the most frequently used 40 search terms over the past year, the Hub Designs Blog was in the Top 10 search results on Google for every single oneContinue reading

Why Govern Master Data? (Sponsored by SAP)
Data Governance

The most important thing about data governance is to "start from where you are". 


Most companies are just getting started on their data governance journeys. It can be hard to admit that your company is at data governance maturity level 0 or 1. But the most critical step is the first one - getting started. Continue reading

Dan Power Speaking at OAUG COLLABORATE 11
Oracle Applications Users Group

I've been a volunteer member of the Education Committee of the Oracle Applications Users Group (OAUG) for several years now, serving as the "track manager" for Master Data Management (MDM).

Part of the Education Committee's responsibility is to help plan the annual user conference, and the track managers (working closely with the Special Interest Group coordinators within their tracks) help develop the content for the conference. Continue reading

Matching (That Is, Entity Resolution) Revisited
Infoglide Software

I got a couple of e-mails from a friend recently, and he asked some great questions about matching (or entity resolution, as Infoglide Software prefers to call it). 

He was looking for a way to uniquely identify customers from the web, retail point-of-sale (POS), and other marketing channels for a client who doesn't have any useful way of identifying the same customer across channels. Continue reading

How To Build A Roadmap, by James Parnitzke
Building a Strategic Road Map

How many of us in the consulting profession can say we've been taught to develop, refine, and deliver a professional strategy roadmap based on a sound method with consistently repeatable results? 


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Orchestra Networks Recognized by BNP Paribas

I spoke recently with Christophe Barriolade, CEO of Orchestra Networks. 


His firm was just recognized by BNP Paribas, the largest bank in Europe and one of Orchestra's biggest customers, for their contributions to BNP Paribas' master data management (MDM) strategy.  


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