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Don’t Get Trampled by Wild Elephants, Make Sure Your Big Data is Protected!

Although many organizations are using big data Hadoop-based projects to predict the next best thing for their customers or to reduce customer churn, security is too often treated as an afterthought, a postscript, tacked on to a project’s implementation. Lately, it appears that many company’s security infrastructure has been breached. Some companies know their security... more

Are you Ready for a Merger or Acquisition?

According to FACTSET’s June 2015 report, U.S. M&A deal activity decreased in May, going down 6.3% with 903 announcements compared to 964 in April.  However, aggregate M&A spending is increasing and on the rise.  Over the past 3 months, the sectors that have seen the biggest increases in M&A deal activity, relative to the same... more

What Should A Business-Driven CIO Do?

Author – Amar Nadig @bigdatabeat is an Enterprise Architect at Informatica Corp. What happens to a business that is overwhelmed by change? Will it adapt – or fail to adapt – to the future? Alvin Toffler coined the term “future shock” to describe the shattering stress and disorientation that we induce in individuals by subjecting... more

OneAmerica’s Transformation: Great Customer Experiences Start with Great Customer Data

Customers today are looking for great experiences when they interact with companies. This means that as a consumer, they expect that all of their information can be easily found in one place when they interact with an organization. OneAmerica has been providing retirement services, life insurance and asset-based long-term care, and employee benefits to customers... more