Introduction

About This Book

This book is about one of the top technology trends in the area of information management. This trend, known as Master Data Management, and its sister discipline—Master Data Governance—has evolved and become more pronounced over the last two to three years, and is considered by many analysts to be a high-impact, high-complexity, and broad-applicability technology that is focused on new ways of structuring, choosing, understanding, integrating, and disseminating information that is needed to run a business, service customers, and comply with numerous regulatory requirements.

To paraphrase Claude Shannon (the “father” of information theory and the concepts of information entropy), information is that which resolves ...

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