A post from the TABB Group
For the biggest swaps dealers, creation of their new OTC derivatives infrastructure will include rebuilding existing platforms, buying key elements from technology providers, leveraging technology already in place in other asset classes and, of course, building new platforms from scratch. This is not a buy-versus-build decision—it’s a careful balancing act of process and technology decisions to create a best-of-breed infrastructure. (more…)
When asked by the Conference Board in 2011 to rank the challenges that keep them up at night, U.S.-based CEOs put business growth in the number one position. Growing the business means growing the customer base by delivering a superior customer experience—and that demands leadership for the elimination of customer data silos and delivering complete, reliable customer data to the business.
The CIO is in a unique strategic position to help out—and emerge as (an unexpected) customer champion. Cases of CIOs taking on the role of customer champion, in my opinion, are not prevalent enough and represent a missed opportunity to advance the organization’s quest for customer profits. Companies need to focus on such immediately actionable key metrics as understanding the value of gained and lost customers, quantities of referrals, and the movement of customers from one level of profitability to another. I call these the “Guerrilla Metrics” because they power the customer onto the corporate agenda—and will help the CEO determine the value of the corporation based on its ability to manage customers as assets. This requires enabling the integration of customer data and driving that as a priority. (more…)
Guest Blog by Michelle de Haaff, CMO, Attensity
It’s great to be guest blogging on the Informatica site this week. The topic: BIG DATA in the Enterprise and specifically the growth of customer data fueled by social media that creates a very large treasure trove of insights for businesses.
Informatica made a very exciting announcement yesterday about their Informatica 9.1 BIG DATA offering and we were proud to be a part of it. Attensity made its own announcement on BIG DATA earlier this year as well. It’s great to partner with the world leader in data integration technology. Why? A big question that many of both Attensity and Informatica customers ask is how they can bring unstructured data, prose or text that are in emails, survey verbatims, documents, social media conversations, service and repair notes and more into a data analytics platform, combined with structured data for analytics. (more…)
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Shahid Shah’s healthcare IT, EMR, EHR, PHR, medical content, and document management advisory service. Enjoy.
Join me for a free webinar on “Understanding the Escalating Data Challenges of Meaningful Use” on Thursday, April 7th
I’ve been doing a good deal of coaching and consulting on what Meaningful Use really means to technology professionals lately so I was pleased to accept an invitation by Informatica to lead a webinar on that subject for a data management audience.
Data management professionals and the executives that they report to have now had enough time to learn how difficult meeting the escalating requirements for MU actually is; most are reporting that it’s been more work than they thought. Gone are the days when health systems thought they could just install a certified EHR and they would be able to meet the MU goals. Everyone now understands that even if they’re able to collect the measures required in the first phase of MU, the escalating data challenges of later phases will be more difficult. (more…)
Published with permission from Toolbox for IT. The original post, “Shortening Development Times through Lean Integration” by Leigh Dow can be found here.
The Director’s Cut:
Shortening Development Times through Lean Integration
by Leigh Dow Director, Toolbox for IT
Spend a few minutes with David Lyle, Informatica’s VP of Product Strategy and you will learn three things. David is passionate about his work, he’s proud of the products they have created and he enjoys meeting with user groups. The Informatica team has developed software by not only listening to what their customers say they need, but maybe even more importantly observing what challenges their customers are trying to tackle through software implementations. The result? Embracing “Lean Integration”, a management system emphasizing continuous improvements and the elimination of waste in end-to-end data integration and process integration activities. (more…)
In my last post I introduced the concept of Fedegration as the ability to leverage and manage data and content across applications for new purposes and still leave it in place for use with the existing application.
I will now discuss how our team has built and integrated what I think is the best set of technologies for a Fedegration Platform.
Let’s hit the requirements first. I believe an ideal platform should: (more…)
I spent last week at EMCWorld, and most of my time was spent engaging with customers in a variety of ways. One thing I always find interesting is the amazing consistency of priorities across our global customers.
For example, we held a session for executives, and I simply asked the open-ended question “regardless of whether it involves our products or not, what is your top IT priority this year.” The answer was clear, overwhelming and simple, yet also rather surprising.
But before I tell you the answer, I want to tell you why it was surprising to me. I keep up with the CIO surveys and the trends and buzzwords. This particular trend seems to be invisible in the media hype and yet this group of CIO’s and senior execs were almost in unanimous agreement that it was at the top of their priority list. (more…)
26 April 2010, London: ITRS Group plc, the leading provider of predictive, real-time systems and application management products to the world’s financial community, is pleased to announce a new global partnership with 29West. Recently acquired by Informatica (NASDAQ: INFA), 29West is the market leader in high-performance, ultra low-latency messaging solutions.
The two companies will develop an interface between the ITRS Geneos framework and 29West’s Ultra Messaging system. ITRS Geneos provides a powerful set of analytical, consolidation and correlation functions across all managed metrics, while 29West’s Ultra Messaging allows trading and market data applications to communicate with each other with ultra-low latency.
Misha Kipnis, ITRS CTO, said: “We are delighted to be working closely with 29West. The partnership was driven by demand from 29West clients for a comprehensive, professional management and monitoring system. The new interface will greatly increase efficiency and allow 29West clients to manage not only their Ultra Messaging middleware infrastructure, but also, through ITRS Geneos, their trading applications, FIX engines, market data platforms and IT infrastructures.”
Read more here…
How Data Governance Police Can Constrain the Value of Your Multidomain Master Data Management Initiative
I published a white paper last year, entitled “When Data Governance Turns Bureaucratic,” that looked at how reactive data governance was preventing organizations from realizing the full value of master data management (MDM). By “reactive”, I mean organizations using a “coexistence” architecture where front office applications (CRM) and back office applications (ERP) are still used to author master data (customer and product data, suppliers, employees, etc.). Because these applications remain the “Systems of Entry” while the MDM hub’s role is limited to being the “System of Record,” some of the biggest promises of MDM remain unfulfilled. (more…)