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3:55 PM - 4:25 PM

 

CHAIRMAN’S SESSION: Avoiding the SI Money Pit

 

Moderator:
Aaron Zornes
Chief Research Officer, The MDM Institute

 

Session Description

The market for MDM & Data Governance services reached US$600 million during 2009 and will exceed US$950 million by 2012.  Moreover, systems integrators (SIs) are essential to success of majority of MDM projects, yet previously incumbent SIs usually are no longer so.  In a recent MDM Institute survey of more than 75 such programs, SIs have been seen as essential to the success of the majority of MDM projects, yet previously incumbent SIs are becoming less dominant.  Data Governance assistance from SIs will remain especially critical to the success of MDM programs during 2011 as organizations deal with a shortage of tools, experience, and tool expertise.  

Given the substantial investment businesses undertake with SI partners, the selection of the appropriate partner(s) must be given considerable scrutiny - not only to contain costs, but to insure success of these vital corporate MDM initiatives. This session provides a balanced view of:

  • Understanding why SIs are essential to the success of your MDM and Data Governance  projects
  • Structuring how an enterprise should evaluate the capabilities of "new" potential SI partners
  • Orienteering the SI landscape for both the traditional leaders are as well as the new "dark horses"

 


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