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GDPR: Does Brexit change anything?

The recent UK referendum vote to leave the EU (Brexit) doesn’t change the need for Financial Services institutions to become GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation) compliant by May 2018. Doesn’t ‘Brexit’ change all this for UK Financial Services institutions? In the short term the answer is NO! UK Financial Services institutions are still going to... more

How Cleveland Clinic Made the Business Case to Invest in Data Governance for Analytics

When talking to customers about analytics, I am frequently asked about how to build the business case for data governance for analytics initiatives. That is a great question and my first response is that it is always easier to design it in up front than to try to retrofit it after the fact. But, let’s get back to the question.

Q&A from “Quantifying the True Value of Collaborative Data Prep” Webinar with Blue Hill Research

Our curious audience sure inspired a lively discussion during our webinar “Quantifying the True Value of Collaborative Data Prep” with James Haight of Blue Hill Research and Andrew Comstock, Director of Product Management for Informatica Data Preparation. Insights are best when shared. So we thought we’d share the top questions from the audience, along James... more

Informatica for Microsoft Azure SQL Data Warehouse

As data gravity shifts to the cloud, more and more businesses are able to reduce their on-premise software footprint by redirecting workloads to public clouds such as Microsoft Azure. The benefits of doing this are numerous: the ability to capitalize on new business opportunities, reduce costs and improving agility using self-service, instantly scalable provisioning. Microsoft... more

Data Integration and Wearables

How do we get wearables to ‘talk’ to EHRs, without expensive custom interfaces? MedCity News published an article that covers “4 questions every healthcare provider should ask about fitness wearables.” When asking “What’s the cost of data integration?”, the article states that “Wearables and EHRs don’t share the same operating systems, thus requiring the building... more

Fraud – Could Data be the Magic Weapon for CSPs?

Fraud has been a big challenge for Communications Service Providers (CSPs) and probably always will be.  According to the Communications Fraud Control Association (CFCA) fraud costs CSPs billions of dollars a year and in their 2015 survey estimated that cost at over $38bn a year. I was talking with a former colleague recently and he... more

Data Powers Business to Business. If Your Partners Evolve, Can You Keep Up?

B2B data exchange is the equivalent of the electronic face, communications hub and marketplace to the companies with whom you need to do business including suppliers, wholesalers and distributors. And right now, many legacy B2B systems can only deal with EDI and limited data types -- sometimes excluding mobile, big data, and other international features. B2B is not only manufacturing or commerce-related. Other examples include electronic health records, HL7 and payer activities in healthcare, SWIFT in Financial Services, and subrogation in Insurance

Customer Movers and Shakers: Thank You for Charting New Data Frontiers!

I am fortunate to work closely with Informatica customers. Customers who are defining data governance, bringing meaning to the term “self-service analytics” and championing cross-functional data ownership – with an entrepreneurial mindset. They are not deterred by the complexity of cross-functional projects or… the word no. Top of mind is Terri Mikol, Director of Data... more