Entries by Diana Collins

Turn Information into Knowledge – Business Information Modeling Concepts and Techniques

Applying a model-driven approach to data management is key for meeting the speed to market and flexibility needs of today’s businesses. Rather than requiring a complete model of the entire enterprise-wide set of requirements before deploying the warehouse, Magnitude’s Business Information Modeler (BIM) allows you to start small, iterate, and deploy in increments.

Connecting, Collecting and Understanding Data

I read with interest a Gartner report, Modern Data Management Requires a Balance Between Collecting Data and Connecting to Data, that made the case for a bi-modal approach to connecting and collecting data. The case being made is that being able to react “at the edges” of broader data infrastructure (making decisions based on real […]

The Quest for Golden Data

It seems these days that everyone is looking for a “360-degree view” of customer, product, vendor and just about every category of information you can think of. However, getting there is not always so easy, and gets harder as organizations get larger. Today, very few organizations have only one operational system, and many have several. […]

MDM Architecture Styles – Do you have the right mix?

(Updated October 2018) What is the right MDM architecture style for your organization? It’s definitely an open-ended question that deserves an informed answer, especially before making new investment decisions. But before tackling the question, it is useful to define and understand the MDM styles themselves. Dr. Dave Waddington of The Information Difference defined four broad […]