Category Archives: Mainframe
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 (more…)
Gartner hosted a webinar on January 10, 2012: Gartner Worldwide IT Spending Forecast. One of the topics covered was industry IT spend for 2012.
In covering that topic they made a point of saying that due to severe flooding in Thailand, they expect storage to become in short supply (as much as a 29% global shortfall) through the end of 2012. It is expected that the price of storage/GB will increase as a result and supplies will fall short of demand. They recommended finding alternatives to purchasing storage to keep costs down. (more…)
If you haven’t already, I think you should read The Forrester Wave™: Data Virtualization, Q1 2012. For several reasons – one, to truly understand the space, and two, to understand the critical capabilities required to be a solution that solves real data integration problems.
At the very outset, let’s clearly define Data Virtualization. Simply put, Data Virtualization is foundational to Data Integration. It enables fast and direct access to the critical data and reports that the business needs and trusts. It is not to be confused with simple, traditional Data Federation. Instead, think of it as a superset which must complement existing data architectures to support BI agility, MDM and SOA. (more…)
The “Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act” has recently been passed by the US federal government to regulate financial institutions. Per this legislation, there will be more “watchdog” agencies that will be auditing banks, lending and investment institutions to ensure compliance. As an example, there will be an Office of Financial Research within the Federal Treasury responsible for collecting and analyzing data. This legislation brings with it a higher risk of fines for non-compliance. (more…)
It is my distinct honor to announce our four-part Web Seminar series entitled “Move Up and Out”. No, it is not an exercise program. Yes, it is a roundtable discussion on how to take your information management practice enterprise-wide, up and out. You will meet a panel of 15 innovators and experts from both business and IT to gain pragmatic tips including some unexpected approaches in this virtual event. We are counting down to our kick-off session on May 25, 2010 (1pm EST/10am PST).
We are pleased to feature how Scott Trometer of Wyndham Exchange & Rentals took a unique approach to solving their challenges of increasing revenue share in the Web environment while reducing the IT costs focusing on mainframe applications. In our prep session, Scott mentioned that with the maturity of data management and integration solutions, an organization like Wyndham is attacking the problems on both analytical and operational environments on a single data foundation. (more…)
Informatica World is back and it’s time to plan your trip to Washington DC in November. I’ve been told the weather will be balmy, the evenings serene and the conference will be crammed full of information and knowledge. You can find the conference web-site live at www.informatica.com/world and there are a few things I wanted to draw your attention to:
- Call for papers is open. So if you have a great idea, or a great experience that you would like to share – please submit a paper. We’ll review the paper submissions soon so it’s time to act now.
- Innovation Award nominations are also open. If you know an organization which has done something special with our software, then now is the time to acknowledge them.
- Super Saver registration is open today. Sign up now and you’ll be paying only $795 for all conference sessions, the technology fair, hands-on labs, special events and conference materials. (more…)