Data Storage: Seven Ways to Reduce IT Costs Using Master Data Management

By Chris Preimesberger  |  Posted 2009-01-09 Print this article Print
Seven Ways to Reduce IT Costs Using Master Data Management

Seven Ways to Reduce IT Costs Using Master Data Management

Master Data Management software was developed to help enterprises align their master data assets—documents, Internet and intranet sites, e-mail, spreadsheets, charts and graphs, audio, video151;across multiple systems and departments. It also provides a 24/7 view into the system, plus reporting and analysis on all the data. This slide show offers "Seven Ways to Reduce IT Costs with Master Data Management." Our source is Ravi Shankar, senior director of Product Marketing at Siperian, a provider of a "flexible" master data management platform. To see more detail from Mr. Shankar on these points, go here.
IT managers are facing a dilemma during this recession, despite impending budget cuts. Even with mandated budget-cutting, enterprises still expect their IT shops to maintain service levels they have been accustomed to. So how do you maintain or improve service levels, yet continue to run a business efficiently? One way is to utilize Master Data Management software that can accelerate cost reductions and at the same time streamline business processes.
Chris Preimesberger Chris Preimesberger was named Editor-in-Chief of Features & Analysis at eWEEK in November 2011. Previously he served eWEEK as Senior Writer, covering a range of IT sectors that include data center systems, cloud computing, storage, virtualization, green IT, e-discovery and IT governance. His blog, Storage Station, is considered a go-to information source. Chris won a national Folio Award for magazine writing in November 2011 for a cover story on and CEO-founder Marc Benioff, and he has served as a judge for the SIIA Codie Awards since 2005. In previous IT journalism, Chris was a founding editor of both IT Manager's Journal and and was managing editor of Software Development magazine. His diverse resume also includes: sportswriter for the Los Angeles Daily News, covering NCAA and NBA basketball, television critic for the Palo Alto Times Tribune, and Sports Information Director at Stanford University. He has served as a correspondent for The Associated Press, covering Stanford and NCAA tournament basketball, since 1983. He has covered a number of major events, including the 1984 Democratic National Convention, a Presidential press conference at the White House in 1993, the Emmy Awards (three times), two Rose Bowls, the Fiesta Bowl, several NCAA men's and women's basketball tournaments, a Formula One Grand Prix auto race, a heavyweight boxing championship bout (Ali vs. Spinks, 1978), and the 1985 Super Bowl. A 1975 graduate of Pepperdine University in Malibu, Calif., Chris has won more than a dozen regional and national awards for his work. He and his wife, Rebecca, have four children and reside in Redwood City, Calif.Follow on Twitter: editingwhiz

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