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Master data management brings together disparate, oft-conflicting records. Does your company need it?

: Is Your Data Working for You?">

Quiz: Is Your Data Working for You? Does your business need to tackle master data management? Give yourself 1 point for each True answer, 0 for each False.


  • Our data is distributed among many systems.
  • There is no rigorous policy for deploying business applications.
  • We run many legacy applications with closed databases.
  • Departments manage information systems independently.


    4 You won't get the most out of your data until you get a master view.
    1-3 Your technology managers need to assess the business benefits of MDM.
    0 Don't worry. Your data is under control.

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    This article was originally published on 2005-06-10
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