Data in the World of Cloud

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Is the Big Data Analytics Market Growing or Slowing?

On the other hand, the need to understand customers better, to use analytics to deliver better business outcomes, and to either be a digital disruptor or head off digital disruption has never been greater. My take is that the broader analytics spending will continue to grow, and along with it, the Big Data projects that are connected to measurable business outcomes.

Three Indicators of Data Maturity Leadership in Life Science

Earlier this year Informatica’s CEO introduced the concept of Data 3.0: A level of organizational maturity where data is the new control point, and will shape how applications are developed and deployed. At conferences and in private discussions I have been party to, the theme of ‘Data Powering Business’ is gaining strength. Many Life Science... more

Why Business Agility is the Key to Increasing Retail Growth

Original article by the Author is on, TotalRetail   “Why the Future of Retail Will Blow Your Mind” reads the title of an Entrepreneur article from nearly two years ago. The piece detailed how brick-and-mortar retailers were planning to leverage technology to improve the often mundane in-store experience and boost slowing store sales. A primary way in-store customers were going to be “mind blown” was... more

The Evolving Chief Data Officer Role: Driving Revenue and Profitability

Somebody at a conference once said to me: “Nobody knows what the role of a Chief Data Officer is, and if they did, they would not take the job!” That was 18 months ago, and even though the definition of the CDO role has clarified a great deal, but the improved role clarity has not reduced the challenge one iota.

To Salesforce and Beyond! Top 6 Reasons a Hub Can Take Your SaaS Integration to the Next Level

With Dreamforce in full effect in San Francisco, innovative ways to integrate Salesforce and other SaaS apps with other critical business systems is a hot topic. To tame the data integration sprawl and rising costs that come as the number of connections from Salesforce and other SaaS apps to on-premises and other cloud systems proliferate,... more

Einstein and Informatica – Fulfilling the Promise of AI

It’s October in the Silicon Valley and that can only mean one thing, Salesforce’s annual Dreamforce extravaganza is about to start. This event is part technology, part charitable giving, part entertainment and just an enormous amount of fun that takes over all of San Francisco. This year the excitement is about Salesforce’s introduction of Einstein... more