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Choosing a Data Integration Solution? The 2015 Gartner Magic Quadrant for Data Integration Tools is a Go-To Source!

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Big Data, So Mom Can Understand

*re-Published on popular demand Dear Mom, I’m glad to hear you feel comfortable explaining data to your friends, and I completely understand why you’ll avoid discussing metadata with them. You’re in great company – most business leaders also avoid discussing metadata at all costs! You mentioned during our last call that you keep reading articles... more

Research Supports the Need for Business Transformation

I first wrote about the Informatica acquisition of Proact and the BOSTTM Toolkit in Connecting Architecture To Business Strategy last December. Now, a few of my favorite authors, Peter Weill and Jeanne Ross from MIT Sloan CISR, just published a research brief which provides solid arguments for organizations to constantly transform themselves. The timing couldn’t... more

How to Create a Data Ready Enterprise

Using data in marketing is a tremendous competitive advantage for any organization, in every industry. Data is the fuel powering business processes, machines, sensors and customized user experiences. As a result, enterprises today are confronted with an unparalleled opportunity to put massive amounts of data, structured and unstructured, to work in optimizing their businesses. Companies can streamline... more

Master Data Management Can Turn You into a Hero

I attended Master Data Management and Data Governance Summit in San Francisco last week. The two day event had as many as 20 sessions covering broadest and deepest practical advice on both MDM and Data Governance initiatives. Among many great sessions, one of my favorite sessions was from Anthony Vitale on overcoming the pitfalls for... more

Choosing a Data Integration Solution? The 2015 Gartner Magic Quadrant for Data Integration Tools is a Go-To Source!

Choosing your enterprise Data Management partner wisely is a strategic decision for your company. It can affect the agility, quality, reliability and security of business critical systems.  This decision can impact core elements of your business, such as executive dashboards.  Or the seamless business flow from customer quote to product delivery, involving systems such as... more