Readers’ Choice: Our 5 Best Posts in 2014

trophiesOur readers have spoken. Since we started publishing this blog in November 2013, we’ve been steadily gaining traction with our target audience: companies and people who partner with Dun & Bradstreet to improve data quality for their customers — across platforms and processes.

Below are our five most-read posts from 2014 — just in case you didn’t catch them the first time around. We think they offer a little something for everyone. Your comments are welcome!

#5: 16 SugarCRM Channel Partners Join D&B’s Global AllianceNetwork

D&B’s Murray Kieffer was thrilled to have so many folks from Sugar’s VAR network sign up with D&B AllianceNetwork. It gives our shared customers a great support network to help implement D&B for Sugar, a native integration of D&B real-time Data as a Service (DaaS) with SugarCRM.

#4: Four Pitfalls to Avoid when Starting a Big Data Project

Big Data and Cloud expert Lynn Langit distills years of consulting experience into a list of four things not to do when starting a Big Data Project. Spoiler alert: It’s all about data quality.

 #3: The Power of Linked Data

What does D&B DaaS offer information workers? D&B’s Ronak Parikh describes how people can use the D&B DUNS Number to link to multiple data sets available through the D&B Data Exchange.

#2: Microsoft and D&B Offer Productivity Boost for Excel Users

Ginger Tulley writes about a new Business Verification app for Excel 2013 that lets users access D&B data from within their spreadsheets. This great demo from Lynn Langit shows sales and marketing folks how to get started.

 #1: A Lively Debate about Master Data Management 

D&B’s Vimal Vel wrote from the Gartner MDM Summit in Las Vegas last year, arguing in favor of a federated model for master data management (MDM) systems, so corrected data flows simultaneously through the MDM system and satellite applications like CRM and ERP.

A huge thanks to all our contributors for such great posts.

Image credit: Brad.K

Posted in AllianceNetwork, Big Data, D&B Data Exchange, Data Quality, Sales & Marketing, Solution Partners, Strategic Partners by Judy DeMocker

Judy DeMocker is Editor-in-Chief of D&B's Partner blog

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Have a question and don't want to leave a comment? Drop us a line.

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <s> <strike> <strong>