Data in the World of Cloud

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Our B2B Relationship Status??? Well… It’s Complicated

Smooth relationships between an organization and its Trading and Supply Chain Partners are critical to any organization’s success and ability to do business. These days, however, the relationship between an organization and its partners seems to be getting more complicated—especially when it comes to B2B integration. Informatica has long championed diverse B2B standards and is putting its R&D money into developing B2B cloud solutions. Informatica B2B Cloud Gateway will also be included as an integral part of the next Informatica Cloud Release, R26 that enables Informatica Cloud Services customers to easily extend B2B integration to external business partners.

Engagement – Recognizing Your Patients’ and Your Members’ Behavior

Across the healthcare industry “engagement” has become a hot topic. Whether pharmaceutical or insurance or a hospital, all are examining ways to have a keener insight into the behavior, preferences and trends of those with whom they are working and across their ecosystem. Much of this discussion centers on keeping close track of preferences in... more

Exploring Open Data with Data Prep

What the Heck’s in That (Open) Dataset? Here’s a No-Brainer Way to Find Out! Open data is just plain…awesome! If you need some inspiration or ideas for external data sources to analyze, you can start exploring open datasets for statistics about various topics ranging from agriculture to business, public safety, education, consumers, government, energy, finance,... more

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.