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.
Summary of Findings
©2021 Gartner, Inc. and/or its affiliates.
All rights reserved.
Gartner is a registered trademark of Gartner, Inc. and its affiliates.
This publication may not be reproduced or distributed in any form without Gartner’s prior written permission.
It consists of the opinions of Gartner’s research organization, which should not be construed as statements of fact.
While the information contained in this publication has been obtained from sources believed to be reliable, Gartner disclaims all warranties as to the accuracy, completeness or adequacy of such information.
Although Gartner research may address legal and financial issues, Gartner does not provide legal or investment advice and its research should not be construed or used as such.
Your access and use of this publication are governed by Gartner’s Usage Policy.
Gartner prides itself on its reputation for independence and objectivity.
Its research is produced independently by its research organization without input or influence from any third party.
For further information, see
Guiding Principles on Independence and Objectivity.