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Informatica recently hosted a webinar on Enterprise Data Archiving Best Practices with guest speakers, Tony Baer from Ovum and Murali Rathnam from Symantec IT. With over 600 registrations, I would say that enterprise data archiving is not hot, it is white hot. At least for Informatica. With Big Data entering the data center, organizations are looking for ways to make room – either in the budget or in the data center itself. Archiving is a proven approach that achieves both. Given the complexities and interconnections of enterprise applications, Enterprise Data Archive solutions based on market leading technologies such as Informatica Data Archive, can deliver on the value proposition while meeting tough requirements. (more…)
When building a business case for a data quality initiative, you can either build a case from the top down or from the bottom up. From the top down, you’ll be working with corporate executives who have already identified a problem that is most likely caused by a data issue. Some examples are:
- Fines for violating the do-not-call list
- A large number of mailings failing to reach intended recipients
- Failure to receive volume discounts from vendors because there are multiple item numbers for the same item
- An increase in the average talk time in the call center because agents are spending too much time correcting the data in the system
Building a business case from the top down is the most efficient way of doing so, but unfortunately, it is rare that metrics such as the ones above are clearly defined. Instead, you often need to build the business case from the bottom up. This approach will be the focus of this series of Blogs. The bottom-up approach starts with looking at the data first. Here you need to profile the data with an automated profiling tool, such as Informatica Data Explorer, or you can ask Informatica to assist you with a Data Quality Assessment or Business Value Assessment (which is actually a hybrid of the two approaches) service to get you started. Profiling your data can reveal its content, quality, and structure with minimal effort. (more…)
Here at Informatica, I provide a number of services for our customers and prospects. Two of them are the Business Value Assessment and the Data Quality Assessment. Customers are frequently confused about what the two services provide. So, let me explain each at a high level.
The DQ Assessment starts with the data. It is targeted toward the IT organization and in mainly looking at characteristics of the data. The characteristics Informatica considers important are:
- Is all the requisite information available?
- Are data values missing or in an unusable state? (more…)