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Simplification without Sacrifice: Your Big Data on the Cloud

The next big trend in big data is “simplification”. As organizations continue to diversify their data ecosystems with new platforms like Hadoop, new sources of complexity are burdening organizations from getting trusted insights quickly.  Organizations are increasingly unwilling to manage big data infrastructure on-premise and are increasingly looking to off-premise options such as Amazon, Microsoft,... more

Demystifying Workday Integration with Informatica Cloud

There is no one-size-fits-all when it comes to Human Capital Management (HCM). Large companies with a global payroll have unique tax requirements to address. Government and healthcare companies need to meet stringent compliance regulations. Smaller companies have a “war for talent” to quickly fill positions in a highly competitive market. Others are looking to share... more

Transformation Competency: It’s Time to Get Good at It

This is the third of three posts covering the core aspects of the next-generation integration competency center that we’re calling Enterprise Data Competency. In previous posts, we started with integration competency—the basic but increasingly challenging task of making all your data streams play nicely together—and then moved to information competency, which is the ability to... more

7 Myths of Data-Driven Marketing

As marketers become increasingly data-driven, more doesn’t automatically translate into better.   Since data delivers accuracy, efficiency, and engagement, it’s easy to believe that the more data we have, the better we can find prospects, learn what they need, and convert them to customers.  But using more data isn’t at the heart of being data... more

The Data Integration Journey to the Cloud

This means that for data management you are going to have to connect to everything, and plan for the fact that “everything” might be on-premise or in the cloud for the foreseeable future. If data management was hard before with the complexity and silos of the data center, it is going to get much harder as the number of cloud applications and platforms grow.

Investment in Data: What ROI Can Life Science Organizations Expect?

After many years of data making the headlines in business and popular media alike, data is finally making inroads in terms of corporate priorities too.  Informatica’s CEO, Anil Chakravarthy, has identified the next evolution of data management with data as the new control point. It is becoming clear that organizations that take a strategic approach... more

Information Competency: Some Data Just Matters More

This is the second of three collaborative posts (Part I) in which David Lyle, Rob Karel and I take an introductory look at the next-generation Integration Competency Center that we’re calling Enterprise Data Competency (EDC). Our first post discussed integration competency, and the need for agility despite escalating complexity. We also considered that most businesses... more