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Robert S. Seiner

Welcome to my (Web) log. I look forward to spending time with you here to initiate, precipitate and participate in interesting web conversation addressing data governance, data stewardship, meta-data and data management issues of the day. ;) Comments on my posts are always welcome. Thoughts for new topics? Let me know. Thanks. Bob

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Robert (Bob) S. Seiner is recognized as the publisher of The Data Administration Newsletter, LLC www.TDAN.com an award winning electronic publication that focuses on sharing information about data, information, contentand knowledge management disciplines. With 2013, TDAN.com enters its 17th year. Mr. Seiner speaks often at major data management and meta-data management, business intelligence and knowledge management related conferences and user group meetings across the U.S. He can be reached at the newsletter at rseiner@tdan.com or 412-220-9643.

Mr. Seiner is the President and Principal Consultant of KIK Consulting & Educational Services, LLC www.KIKconsulting.com. KIK, celebrating its 12th year, is a company that focuses on knowledge transfer and consultative mentoring in the fields of data governance and data stewardship implementations, metadata management, master data management and data architecture. Beyond knowledge-transfer-focused consulting, Mr. Seiner offers two-day in-house and public courses on how to build and implement data governance / stewardship programs and metadata programs. Contact Mr. Seiner at KIK at rseiner@kikconsulting.com.

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September 2008 Archives

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Dear TDAN.com Readers,

The new issue (September 2008) of The Data Administration Newsletter (TDAN.com) has been posted. TDAN.com, now monthly, is in its twelfth year of providing quality content for data management professionals. This issue is again stocked with a lot of great new material.

The September issue contains New Articles from Stephen Putman (CDI and MDM are Broken - Part 2), Ashu Bhatia (BiFocal Strategy for Data Quality) and John Singer (Paying for CMDB). Two Feature Columns have been added. The first installment of a new quarterly Feature Column from Joe Celko called 'SELECT * FROM Celko' has been added and Diby Malakar's regular quarterly Feature Column – Saas and BI - will be added early this week. Bob Dominko's Unwired Tap is still being featured on the main page due to how late it was added last month.

Two Special Features have been added for September including one from Robert S. Seiner (me!) - The Last Lecture: An As-You-Go Review - has already been added and a second Special Feature from David C. Hay - UML as a Data Modeling Notation, Part I: Two Modeling Worlds - will be added early this week. Links to new articles on the Business Intelligence Network have been added as well. A new section titled TDAN.com BlogWatch will be added soon, perhaps this week or next.

PLEASE send me articles you are interested in having published through this award winning publication. I am still looking to add Feature Columns that will run quarterly in Feb/May/Aug/Nov and Mar/Jun/Sep/Dec. Please send me an email with your ideas. Have a great month.


Please let me know if you are interested in publishing a quarterly feature columns on the pages of TDAN.com. All ideas will be strongly considered. I am looking columnists interested in contributing a new column for every three months (Feb/May/Aug/Nov or Mar/Jun/Sep/Dec). I have added several new columns recently (Adrian Miley, Diby Malakar and Ron Ross). Joe Celko’s column started this month! Feature columns are a very popular piece of TDAN.com content.

The rest of the publication continues to be updated regularly including new book reviews, an updated list of data-oriented conferences through 2008, updates to the book list of several top books published in late ’07 and in ’08, business resource list, companies and products list and more. Two new books written by friends of mine have been added to the Book Center including Danette McGilvray’s Executing Data Quality Projects and Thomas C. Redman’s Data Driven. The quote of the week (English Proverb) and 5 data oriented news stories (TDANews) continue to be updated weekly.

I am always interested in your feedback regarding the new issue and the (not so) new look of TDAN.com. Please feel free to contact me with suggestions and comments. A form has been set up through the Contact tab to submit these comments. Thanks.

NEW Articles Added for September 2008:

-- Stephen Putman - CDI and MDM Are Broken, Part 2

-- Ashu Bhatia - A Bifocal Strategy for Data Quality

-- John Singer - ROI – Paying for the CMDB Metadata Knowledgebase

NEW Feature Columns Added for September 2008:

-- Joe Celko – SELECT * FROM Celko – No, It Is Not Your Father’s Database

-- Diby Malakar – SaaS and BI – On-Demand Versus On-Premise BI

-- Robert Dominko – Unwired Tap – Smart Phones Vs. MIDs (July’s column)

NEW Special Features Added for September 2008:

-- Robert S. Seiner – The Last Lecture: An As-We-Go Review

-- David C. Hay - UML as a Data Modeling Notation, Part I: Two Modeling Worlds – TO BE POSTED THIS WEEK!

Also on the Pages of TDAN.com this Month:

-- Book Reviews

-- Updated Conference List

-- Updated Business Resource Section

-- Updated Book List

-- Special Features

-- Updated Company & Product List

TDAN.com Media Sponsored and Speaking Events:

Please visit the web sites for these events by clicking through their banners on the TDAN.com site. TDAN.com promotes the industry leading events through the publishing of papers, banners, links and reviews of the best of the best industry events:

-- DAMA New York – 2008 DAMA Day
September 18, 2008 – New York City, New York *

-- DAMA New Jersey - September DAMA Meeting
September 19, 2008 – Site TBD *

-- Information & Data Quality (IDQ) Conference 2008 – IAIDQ & Wilshire Conferences
September 22-25, 2008 – San Antonio, Texas

-- Web 3.0 Conference & Expo – JupiterMedia Events
October 16-17, 2008 – Santa Clara, California

-- 11th Annual International Business Rules Forum & Expo – Business Rules Forum
October 26-30, 2008 – Orlando, Florida

-- The Data Warehousing Institute – Fall World Conference – TDWI
November 2-7, 2008 – New Orleans, Louisiana *

-- Data Management & Information Quality Conference Europe 2008 – IRM UK
November 3-6, 2008 – London, UK

-- Data Governance Conference Europe 2009 – DebTech International, IRMUK & Wilshire Conferences
February 2-5, 2009 – London, England UK *

-- DAMA International Symposium & Wilshire Meta-Data Conference
DAMA & Wilshire Conferences
April 5-9, 2009 – Tampa, Florida

* I will be speaking at this event.

Thank you very much for your continued interest and support of The Data Administration Newsletter. The newsletter’s success is closely tied to the submissions of excellent articles by industry specialists and practitioners like yourself. If you are interested in publishing an article, please let me know as soon as possible. The deadlines typically fall monthly before new content is added. Do you have an article in you? I hope to hear from you.

Comments on the new issue of TDAN.com are always welcome.
Have a great month.

Robert S. Seiner
President & Principal - KIK Consulting & Educational Services, LLC
Publisher - The Data Administration Newsletter, LLC

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