Today, agility and timely visibility are critical to the business. No wonder CIO.com, states that business intelligence (BI) will be the top technology priority for CIOs in 2012. However, is your data architecture agile enough to handle these exacting demands?
In his blog Top 10 Business Intelligence Predictions For 2012, Boris Evelson of Forrester Research, Inc., states that traditional BI approaches often fall short for the two following reasons (among many others):
- BI hasn’t fully empowered information workers, who still largely depend on IT
- BI platforms, tools and applications aren’t agile enough
Data virtualization is an agile data integration approach that architects are adopting to provide fast and direct access to new critical data and reports the business needs and trusts. However, with Data Virtualization solutions not created equal, here is a list of criteria typically requested by architects.
As a leader in data virtualization, Informatica takes its responsibility to offer the highest quality of thought-leadership, very seriously. In 2011, Informatica hosted a series of interactive webinars with industry architects on architecture and best practices, as well as the annual Data Virtualization Experts Forum.
For 2012, Informatica is announcing an all-new program starting with a series of expert roundtables with industry analysts and customers. These roundtables are designed to engage the audience in live conversations with the experts, on data virtualization and its role in business intelligence.
Informatica is also bringing together industry architects and BI professionals to participate in the largest open online community on this subject. Over 1800 strong, the Data Virtualization and Data Services Architecture group is fast becoming the de facto platform for architects to meet (virtually) and discuss.
Needless to say – data virtualization is top of mind for architects, and Informatica is proud to be part of the ongoing dialogue.
I invite you to sign-up for the 2012 program and keep the conversations going.