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The digitization of everything is creating a data explosion near you. Whether data is accumulating in the data center, in the cloud, on your laptop or mobile device, sometimes too much of something isn’t always a good thing. In a recent webinar cohosted by Informatica and Symantec, we polled our listeners to find out how the data explosion was impacting them. We also asked what type of unstructured and structured data is growing the fastest. Check out what they said. (more…)
Achieving IT Efficiency Through Consolidation And Legacy Application Retirement In Banking And Capital Markets
One of the top challenges among financial firms of all sizes is how to efficiently manage information within their organization in the face of explosive data growth. More and more data needs to be retained for a longer period to meet regulatory compliance. At the same time, they need to meet customer SLAs. The wave of mergers and acquisitions in the financial services industry leads to IT consolidations effort that leaves many legacy applications behind. The cost savings from IT consolidations would only be realized by retiring those legacy applications to eliminate the associated operational and maintenance costs. These legacy applications are kept around because the data needs to be retained for compliance.
Data Integration: Your Cloud Strategy’s Silver Lining??
Earlier this year, IDC projected that, “by the end of 2009, 76% of U.S. organizations will use at least one SaaS-delivered application for business use” and that “the percentage of U.S. firms which plan to spend at least 25% of their IT budgets on SaaS applications will increase from 23% in 2008 to nearly 45% in 2010.” Great news, right? But is your organization ready? Do you have an overall strategy for “The Cloud”? And if you have already made investments in SaaS applications, do you have a plan to ensure that secure, timely, consistent, and accurate information is being delivered across these systems and throughout the business? (more…)