Knut Jürgensen is a Master Data Administrator with over ten years' experience in this field. His current employer is an engineering company, based in Germany, which designs and manufactures sophisticated, mid-sized assembly lines.
Previously he was the General Secretary of the Oranje Benefit Society in South Africa. Here he was not only instrumental in implementing the Society's first computer system but he was also involved in the development of the software for the members' data base which he subsequently managed.
It is the data, in particular, that sets Database Lifecycle Management apart from the mainstream of application delivery. Data entities, and the way that organisations understand and deal with them, have their own lifespan. If we neglect the management of data, we risk disaster for the organisations that use it. If we take data management seriously, databases become a lot easier. … Read more
Knut Jürgensen shares his experiences, both positive and negative, with regard to the function that Master Data Management fulfils within a company. Too often this critical aspect of a business is overlooked or pushed aside without paying it the attention it deserves based on the cost benefits available.… Read more