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Sponsoring ICIQ This Weekend

11.11.10

By Mike Betron, Infoglide Software Director of Marketing Infoglide Software is a proud sponsor of the 15th International Conference on Information Quality (ICIQ). The 2010 edition of this annual event is being hosted this weekend by the George W. Dohaghey College of Engineering and Information Technology at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock. Researchers […]

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Reference Linking Methods – Part 1

05.27.10

By John Talburt, PhD, CDMP, Director, UALR Laboratory for Advanced Research in Entity Resolution and Information Quality (ERIQ) In the last few posts, we reviewed the basic architectures used to implement entity resolution (ER) systems.  Although this gives us the big picture at the systems level, ER really takes place at the reference (record) level […]

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The Big Short: How the Credit Scoring World Has Shifted

05.05.10

By Infoglide Software CEO Mike Shultz The hottest non-fiction book at the moment is The Big Short: Inside the Doomsday Machine. Best-selling author Michael Lewis explores and explains what went on behind the scenes during the years leading up to the big stock market crash in 2008 and answers a crucial question: “Who understood the […]

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Garbage In, Garbage Out? Not Necessarily.

03.24.10

By Douglas Wood, Infoglide Senior Vice President One of the oldest phrases in computer science seems to still be in vogue. “Garbage in, garbage out” (GIGO) is a term coined during the early days of the computing industry. It pointed out that the value of computer systems of the day were entirely dependent upon their […]

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Architectures for Entity Resolution-Part 2

03.10.10

By John Talburt, PhD, CDMP, Director, UALR Laboratory for Advanced Research in Entity Resolution and Information Quality (ERIQ) In the last post we examined how entity resolution (ER) systems are actually implemented, starting with the most basic merge/purge process and heterogeneous join systems. Both of these approaches focus on collecting equivalent references from among the […]

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Is MDM Dead?

03.03.10

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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Architectures for Entity Resolution

02.10.10

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)

02.01.10

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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Master Data Movement

01.28.10

By Douglas Wood, Infoglide Senior Vice President I read with interest yesterday’s article at SeekingAlpha which discusses rumors swirling around the MDM software industry.  According to the article, sources suggest that two deals are very near completion.  The first of those rumored transactions would see Informatica picking up MDM provider Siperian.  On the heels of […]

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Data Fatigue

12.16.09

By Infoglide Four years ago this week, a small aircraft lifted off from Watson Island in Miami. It was the plane’s 39,743rd flight. And as the tiny craft first vented white smoke and then lost its right wing in an explosion, it became clear that this was its last. All twenty people in the Grumman […]

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