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Gartner Accepting Nominations for the 2014 Enterprise Information and Master Data Management (MDM) Excellence Awards

Gartner, Inc. is accepting nominations for the fifth annual Gartner Enterprise Information and Master Data Management (MDM) Excellence Awards. Nominations will be accepted until January 24, 2014 via the online entry form found here. The winner will be announced at the Gartner Enterprise Information and Master Data Management Summit in April and the three finalists will have the opportunity to present their case studies during the summit. This award program highlights world-class Enterprise Information Management (EIM) initiatives and shares successes, challenges and insights within the space.

Entries will be reviewed by the Gartner Analyst Community who will assess the EIM initiative against Gartner's Seven Building Blocks of MDM. Applicants should use this framework to describe their EIM initiative and highlight why it demonstrates EIM Excellence. Gartner's seven building blocks of MDM framework describe the essential elements that organizations need to address in an EIM program. Striking the right balance between technology and governance, as well as ensuring that the EIM strategy aligns with the business vision and can be measured via a set of metrics, is key to success. The seven building blocks of all EIM include:

  • Vision
  • Strategy
  • Metrics
  • Governance
  • Organization
  • Information Lifecycle
  • Information Infrastructure

The identification of a Gartner Award winner or finalist is not an endorsement by Gartner of any vendor, product or service.

More information on the Gartner Enterprise Information and Master Data Management Excellence Awards and the entry forms are available at

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For complete event details and to register, please visit the Gartner EI-MDM Summit website at

About the Gartner Enterprise Information and Master Data Management Summit

The Gartner Enterprise Information and Master Data Management Summit, formerly the Master Data Management Summit, delivers the insights, frameworks and best practices across information management topics to help you take control of your data and dramatically improve business performance. This year’s summit has been significantly expanded to deliver the latest tools, insights and best practices across enterprise information topics, including latest MDM priorities. It’s time to get started powering business advantage with your information strategy, our theme for this year’s landmark conference.

About Gartner

Gartner, Inc. (NYSE: IT) is the world’s leading information technology research and advisory company. Gartner delivers the technology-related insight necessary for its clients to make the right decisions, every day. From CIOs and senior IT leaders in corporations and government agencies, to business leaders in high-tech and telecom enterprises and professional services firms, to technology investors, Gartner is a valuable partner in more than 13,000 distinct organizations. Through the resources of Gartner Research, Gartner Executive Programs, Gartner Consulting and Gartner Events, Gartner works with every client to research, analyze and interpret the business of IT within the context of their individual role. Founded in 1979, Gartner is headquartered in Stamford, Connecticut, USA, and has 5,800 associates, including more than 1,450 research analysts and consultants, and clients in 85 countries. For more information, visit

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