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Is MDM Dead?


By Mike Shultz, Infoglide Software CEO Andrew White of Gartner recently posed a question about whether master data management (MDM) is dead. He didn’t actually suggest that the demise of master data management is imminent. He was challenging whether our current terminology adequately clarifies the current reality about MDM and associated product areas. Certainly the […]

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Identity Resolution Still On the Rise


By Mike Shultz, Infoglide Software CEO We’ve noted several times over the past couple of years how the market visibility of entity resolution has been evolving. Now the consolidation of the master data management (MDM) market is causing even more conjecture about the crucial role of this technology. We’re continually on the lookout for the […]

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Architectures for Entity Resolution


By John Talburt, PhD, CDMP, Director, UALR Laboratory for Advanced Research in Entity Resolution and Information Quality (ERIQ) In the last post we looked at a formal model for describing entity-based integration. Now let’s turn our attention to how entity resolution (ER) systems are actually implemented.  One of the most important design decisions is whether […]

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Gentlemen, Start Your Engines (and don’t play with those matches)


By Douglas Wood, Infoglide Senior Vice President Much is happening these days in the Data Quality space.  Customers are embracing MDM strategies at a record pace, M&A activity has picked up from an industry perspective, and the various players in the data quality marketplace are expanding their offerings like never before.  It matters little if […]

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Social CRM, CDI, and Identity Resolution


By Robert Barker, Infoglide Senior VP & Chief Marketing Officer In her well-read book on CDI, Jill Dyché offers a definition of CDI that also seems to describe social CRM. Try reading her definition of CDI, replacing “CDI” with “social CRM”: CDI is a set of procedures, controls, skills and automation that standardize and integrate […]

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Identity Resolution in These “Interesting Times”


By Robert Barker, Infoglide Senior Vice President & Chief Marketing Officer Judging from recent remarks by Dr. Leonard Schaefer and Edward Lull Jr., the need for identity resolution is heightened by the turbulent economic circumstances of the “interesting times” we find ourselves living in.  While specifically referring to name analytics in a recent article in […]

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TDWI Interview: Identity Resolution Reveals


This post is based on a March 31 interview with Infoglide Senior Vice President Douglas Wood by Linda L. Briggs for TDWI (The Data Warehousing Institute), March 31, 2009. Click here to read the entire interview. In a comprehensive discussion, Doug Wood of Infoglide Software spoke about an area of confusion that exists when people […]

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Entity Extraction: The Flip Side of Entity Resolution


By John Talburt, PhD, CDMP, Director of the Laboratory for Advanced Research in Entity Resolution and Information Quality (ERIQ) at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock Under our working definition of entity resolution as locating and merging references to the same entity, the last installment focused on the merge problem, and how matching is […]

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Identity Resolution: Taking Off in 2009?


By Robert Barker, Infoglide Senior Vice President & Chief Marketing Officer On February 2nd, the Wall Street Journal ran an article about IBM’s application of its identity resolution technology in government organizations, noting they expect it to generate $1 billion in the next four years. Just 18 months ago, Gartner initially identified entity resolution and […]

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Welcome to My World


By Robert Barker, Infoglide Software Senior Vice President & Chief Marketing Officer A recent post on the Netrics blog illustrates a key principle underlying the power and value of identity (“entity”) resolution software – solutions without it allow costly and even deadly decisions to be made. At Infoglide, we’re keenly aware of the sometimes life-or-death […]

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