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Valspar Recognized for Innovation in Supplier Information Management

Every year, Supply & Demand Chain Executives (SDCE) magazine identifies 100 Great Supply Chain Projects for supply chain excellence. These projects must show measurable gains in ROI through cost-cutting and increased efficiency, whether in warehouse, transportation, procurement sourcing or any other category in the end-to-end supply chain. One of the 2015 SDCE award winning projects... more

Consumer Relevance is The Key to Customer Experience

According to IDC Worldwide Retail Predictions, CIOs will make omni-channel integration technology a top investment priority this year. They will do so to support the omni-channel shopper sales premium of 30%. This investment may be realized by the organization’s Chief Digital or Chief Data Officers, who are focused on the value of business information. Recently, I... more

The Cloud, So Mom Can Understand

Dear Mom, I’m thrilled you’ve embraced the complex world of data with so much interest. In my previous letters, I’ve tried to explain all the hype and excitement around topics like data management, metadata, big data and even the Internet of Things.  It’s great you feel more comfortable discussing these topics with your friends –... more

New Supplier Management Survey: Cost Reduction and Compliance are Main Pressures

In a new report based on survey results, “The Value of Strategic Supplier Data Management”, The Aberdeen Group reviewed how supplier data is used, managed, and leveraged to achieve superior supply chain performance. The report summarizes survey results among supply chain, sourcing and procurement organizations across all industries and geographies. In particular, it examines the... more

Big Data Success Requires Metadata and a High EQ

We’re not quite in the trough of disillusionment yet when it comes to big data, but certainly there are numerous stumbling blocks. As with almost all new technologies, after the initial period of infatuation, many have found they are still far from realizing their visions. In fact, quite a few have realized that they never... more

Why Clean Data is An Asset

In the early days of data management (let’s say the 1990s-2000s. A lifetime ago – if you’re a millennial!) data quality was a cog in IT’s gears to support each incremental and ultimately disappointing attempt to get the business to start embracing that massive data warehouse investment.   Data quality was a tool, but not yet... more

Fun and Games at the Informatica Intern Olympics

This post is by Jessica Jong, an Employee Communications Intern at Informatica’s Redwood City HQ office. Jessica is a rising senior at Santa Clara University where she studies Communications. When she is not working at Informatica, you can find her spending time with friends, searching for a new book to read, or eating good food.   On... more