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Articles by David Loshin

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Business Intelligence Pervasiveness (and is it Wise to Ignore those Shadow Spreadbasemarts?) Summary
David Loshin examines the business intelligence competency center and ubiquitous spreadbasemarts.

Topics: Business Intelligence, Collaboration, Data Marts, BI Competency Center

by David Loshin | 5 comments
03-26-2009
Business Drivers and Master Data Summary
David Loshin suggests that when a technology that is touted as a general solution overwhelms the problem, it poses a risk to good practices in the important situations where the technology truly is the solution.

Topics: Business Intelligence, Collaboration, Data Marts, BI Competency Center

by David Loshin | 0 comments
02-26-2009
Taxonomies and Search: Master Categories? Summary
Does “search” change everything? Well, maybe some things...like business intelligence.

Topics: Business Intelligence, Master Data Management (MDM), Analytics
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by David Loshin | 0 comments
01-29-2009
Data Quality and Data Profiling Summary
David Loshin describes the benefits of the combination of the bottom-up aspects of data profiling with a top-down analysis phase for establishing criteria for data quality management.

Topics: Business Intelligence, Master Data Management (MDM), Analytics

by David Loshin | 0 comments
12-11-2008
More on Master Data Management and Cross-Selling Summary
Effective customer profiling depends on a unified view of the customer characteristics collected via each one of an organization’s sales channels. Master data management provides a framework for unifying that view and enabling a comprehensive profiling process in preparation for the next phase, which includes collaborative filtering and market basket analysis.

Topics: Business Intelligence, Master Data Management (MDM), Analytics

by David Loshin | 0 comments
11-13-2008
Would You Like Fries With That? And Does Cross-Selling Justify Master Data Management? Summary
If cross-selling is being specified as a driver for master data integration, David Loshin provides key questions that need to be asked and answered before any implementation decisions are made.

Topics: Business Intelligence, Master Data Management (MDM), Analytics

by David Loshin | 0 comments
10-23-2008
Quality of Data and Quality in Context Summary
There is value in an objective score for data, especially for direct comparison across different activities or data suppliers.

Topics: Business Intelligence, Master Data Management (MDM), Analytics

by David Loshin | 0 comments
09-18-2008
Data Correction Summary
David Loshin suggests instituting some straightforward controls over data correction to prevent arbitrary modifications to customer data.

Topics: Business Intelligence, Master Data Management (MDM), Analytics

by David Loshin | 0 comments
08-21-2008
Master Data Management and Customer Analytics Summary
The use of a master data management (MDM) program to enable customer data integration and consolidation moves an organization closer to enabling customer analytics that can supplement and enhance an evolving customer knowledge practice.

Topics: Analytics, Master Data Management (MDM)

by David Loshin | 0 comments
07-24-2008
Master Data Management Readiness Summary
The selection and purchase of a core master data management system should be the culmination of a series of preparatory steps that are described in this article.

Topics: Analytics, Master Data Management (MDM)

by David Loshin | 0 comments
06-19-2008
The Simplicity and Complexity of Person Name Standardization Summary
There are many different kinds of standardizations that can be applied to data, especially individual data.

Topics: Information Management, Data Profiling

by David Loshin | 0 comments
05-15-2008
An Ounce of Prevention is Worth... Summary
Understanding the relevance of risk variables within the way that an information technology (IT) group supports business activities can be useful when assessing business needs for IT practices.

Topics: Information Management, Data Profiling

by David Loshin | 0 comments
04-17-2008
Services Metadata for Master Data Management Summary
This article focuses on the metadata associated with services. Master service consolidation is a strong motivating factor for master data management, at times even trumping the value of the consolidated data asset.

Topics: Information Management, Data Profiling

by David Loshin | 0 comments
03-20-2008
Master Metadata Management Summary
There is value in looking at a conceptual view of master metadata that starts with basic building blocks and grows to maintain comprehensive views of the information that is used to support the achievement of business objectives.

Topics: Information Management, Data Profiling

by David Loshin | 0 comments
02-21-2008
Master Data Synchronization – Assessing Requirements Summary
There are characteristics associated with maintaining the synchronization and consistency of master data that impose implementation constraints when implementing master data consolidation and integration services.

Topics: Information Management, Data Profiling

by David Loshin | 0 comments
01-24-2008

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