Published: 12 December 2008
Analyst(s): Joe Bugajski
Master data management (MDM) returns IT organizations to their roots--the management of information. With MDM, IT again delivers careful controls for critical business information: lists of customers, products, suppliers, and business activity codes--the master data. This includes not only data definitions (master metadata) but also valid data values. Business exigencies and regulations demand reexamination of data management fundamentals. Thus, MDM gives IT organizations an opportunity to repair mistakes and deliver revenue improvements and cost reductions. In this Data Management Strategies overview, Senior Analyst Joe Bugajski concludes that MDM is a pivotal process for every IT organization.
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