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Category Archives: Software As A Service (SaaS)

06/20
2011

The ABCs of Master Data Management

Basics of Master Data Management 282x300 The ABCs of Master Data ManagementA:  What is it?

At a basic level, “master data” is simply data that is used by two or more applications or systems in an organization.  Common examples found in most companies include Customer data, Employee data, Product data, Asset data, and Location data. “Management” of master data is needed in order to ensure that master data is exactly the same everywhere it is accessed in the organization.

Fundamental reality:  Master data exists in all companies, whether or not it is called master data, and whether or not it is managed in an organized manner.

Master Data Management (MDM) is a plan for creating and maintaining consistent, accurate, and appropriate lists of master data.  This is more complicated than one might think, because:

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12/14
2009
10/22
2009

BeyeCONNECT Brings Social Media and Community Platform to Business Intelligence Market

j0385344 150x150 BeyeCONNECT Brings Social Media and Community Platform to Business Intelligence MarketBusiness intelligence professionals, companies and “followers” are starting to expand into social media; whether through company Facebook pages, LinkedIn Groups or through Twitter.   But the challenge for the business intelligence analyst or business intelligence professional is how to keep track of and participate in all those conversations – while still doing your business intelligence day job!

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09/15
2009

Business Intelligence Trends: An Interview with BeyeNETWORK’s Shawn Rogers

 Business Intelligence Trends: An Interview with BeyeNETWORK’s Shawn RogersWe recently spoke with BeyeNETWORK’s Shawn Rogers.

Shawn Rogers, the co-founder and editorial director of BeyeNETWORK, has more than 19 years hands-on IT experience with a focus on Internet-enabling technology.  Prior to founding BeyeNETWORK, Shawn was a partner at a business intelligence publication.  His wide knowledge of both IT and business management enables him to provide extensive industry insight for the NETWORK.

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