When working with Master Data Management (MDM) it is always valuable to follow the analyst firms that are active on this subject and the related subjects as data quality, data governance and data management in general. You can learn from their insights – and disagreements – on the matters. Here are 10 analyst firms I follow:
Gartner, the large analyst firm known for their magic quadrants, hype cycles and cool vendor lists. There is a lot of brain power in this firm and they have never been caught in admitting a mistake. Quite a lot of posts on this blog mentions Gartner.
Forrester, another firm with heaps of analysts. Forrester has though been less prominent in the MDM world since Robert Karel left for Informatica. However, there are lots of wider insights to gain from as mentioned in the post Ecosystems are The Future of Digital and MDM.
The MDM Institute, which basically is Aaron Zornes, known as the Father Christmas of MDM. Aaron Zornes was the inspirational source in my recent post called MDM as Managed Service.
The Information Difference, headed by Andy Hayler. They publish a yearly MDM landscape report latest referenced on this blog in the post Emerging Database Technologies for Master Data.
Bloor Group has occasionally made reports about MDM latest mentioned on this blog in the post The MDM Market Wordle.
Ventana Research has been especially active around Product Information Management (PIM) as seen in the recent press release on their Product Information Management Research.
Intelligent Business Strategies, run by Mike Ferguson. No nonsense, plain English insights from the around the UK Midlands. Home page here.
Constellation Research, the Silicon Valley perspective. Home page here.
The Group of Analysts has published a series of interviews with MDM and PIM notabilities as for example this one with Richard Hunt of Agility Multichannel on Content Gravity.
Aberdeen Group, a company you as a MDM vendor can hire to put numbers on your blog as for example Stibo Systems did here.