Information Led Transformation – Will IBM’s New Strategy Be A Success?

Posted by Mike Ferguson | October 23, 2009 | Blog

So here I am in Las Vegas at IBM Information On-Demand – IBM’s global information management conference. The up-coming theme that will be launched here is IBM’s new Information Led Transformation (ILT) initiative which opens up IBM’s major play in the Business Optimization market.  IBM is pouring enormous amounts of money into this space, stating […]

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Data Federation – The Data Discovery Pattern

Posted by Mike Ferguson | October 23, 2009 | Blog

Following on from my last blog, the next data federation I would like to discuss is the Data Discovery pattern. This is as follows. Pattern Description This pattern uses data virtualization to query structured data held in multiple underlying core operational and analytical databases and file systems to answer business questions.  It uses a search […]

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Data Federation Patterns

Posted by Mike Ferguson | October 7, 2009 | Blog

Having seen a lot of increase in demand from my clients to start a program to create information services, I thought it might be useful to look at one way of doing that through the use of data federation software. Then I realised that it would be better to look at all the popular ways […]

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MDM and Cloud Computing

Posted by admin | September 28, 2009 | Blog

Having read David Linthicum’s blog on MDM and Cloud computing about the impact on data of applications moving off premise, I have to say that I couldn’t agree more with him. What David is pointing out is that the fracturing of data caused by the adoption of cloud computing raises the importance of MDM in keeping […]

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Enterprise Data Governance – Cheers Arthur!

Posted by admin | September 25, 2009 | Blog

First of all let me apologise to all my readers for not having blogged for a while. This year has turned out to be manic – crazily busy. I also confess to having become addicted to twitter – a “tweetaholic” where I have been micro-blogging. If you want to see my tweets you can do […]

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