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The Future of Applications (4): Transforming to a Data-Centric Enterprise

This is my fourth blog in a series on the subject of “Informatica & Applications”.  You can read my previous blogs here:

In the era of big data we are seeing “big” changes in how customers are collaborating.  These changes are forcing enterprises to review how they interact with their customers and transform their business processes.

For too long we have built applications that treat human beings as impersonal entities – account numbers in banking; telephone numbers in telcos; and social security numbers in healthcare.  A big lesson that the social network is teaching us is that we all want to be treated as human beings.  We want to be appreciated for who we are, and that is not an asset on a balance sheet! (more…)

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Gartner BI Summit Shows Strong Demand For MDM In APAC

Master data management is a hot topic in Asia Pacific. That was shown by the keen interest in MDM during Gartner’s BI Summit in Sydney, Australia, in end-February, and in a recent survey that Gartner conducted of the APAC community.

In that survey, master data management was ranked the #1 data-related technology under consideration for deployment in APAC. Forty-two percent of Gartner’s respondents put MDM at the top of their lists, ahead of dashboards/scorecards, predictive analytics, performance management, and 14 other technologies. Given that the survey found only 20 percent of APAC organizations are using MDM today, there’s clearly a lot of room for growth. (more…)

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