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Rajan Chandras has over 20 years of experience and thought leadership in IT with a focus on enterprise data management. He is currently with a leading healthcare firm in New Jersey, where his responsibilities have included delivering complex programs in master data management, data warehousing, business intelligence, ICD-10 as well as providing architectural guidance to enterprise initiatives in healthcare reform (HCM/HCR), including care coordination programs (ACO/PCMH/EOC) and healthcare analytics (provider performance/PQR, HEDIS etc.), and customer relationship management analytics (CRM).
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posted in July 2007

CDI, PIM and MDM: Confusion Prevails

A comment on the Gartner Magic Quadrant for Customer Data Hubs from our own Brain Food Blogger served, inadvertently, to highlight the confusion that prevails in the CDI/PIM/MDM space. That's particularly unfortunate, because one simple mathematical equation could set the confusion to rest. First, here's the equation: {CDI, PIM} Subset {MDM}. In other words, customer data integration and product information management are both subsets of master data management.

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Offshore 101 for SMEs

As a small or mid-sized enterprise, you simply do not have the kind of leverage on offshore service providers as the GEs and Citis. But just because you aren't spending $20 million annually on offshore services doesn't mean that you have no options... Fortunately, there are ways to get the kind of attention and service you need even if you're a relatively "low-ticket" spender.

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Walk the Data Governance Talk

Listen to a presentation from any data product or service vendor or to a speech from any data management professional and you will hear the term "governance" mentioned sooner rather than later. Pay closer attention and you will find it's typically mentioned in the context of Master Data Management (MDM) or Customer Data Integration (CDI) but seldom otherwise. Therein lies the problem.

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SAP Admits Reaching Inside Oracle Jar

About two months ago, I wrote a commentary on Oracle's lawsuit accusing SAP of extensive illegal downloads confidential material from Oracle Support. Today, SAP CEO Henning Kagermann admitted to "inappropriate downloads." Unfortunately, the candor is probably a little late in coming, and this is likely to be the beginning rather than the end for SAP's troubles.

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