“No one dared to admit that he couldn’t see anything, for who would want it to be known that he was either stupid or unfit for his post?”
This is a quote from the story called The Emperors New Clothes by Hans Christian Andersen.
Having been in and around the IT business for nearly 40 years I have seen, and admittedly not seen, a lot. Inflated hype has always been there, and a lot of technologies, companies and gurus did not make it, but came out naked.
What will you say are the emperor’s new clothes within data management today. Here are some suggestions:
- Social MDM (Social Master Data Management): The idea that master data management will embrace social profiles and social data streams. If not anything else, did GDPR kill that one?
- Big Data: This term has been killed so many times. But were those always a staged murder?
- Single source of truth: The vision that we can have one single source that encompasses everything we need to know about a business entity. This has been a long time running question. Will it ever be answered?
What is your suggestion?