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Building Expertise on the Clock

An expert is a man who has made all the mistakes that can be made in a very narrow field. – Neils Bohr

If you only have a hammer, you tend to see every problem as a nail. – Abraham Maslow


 

We know that learning is continual activity. To be recognized as an expert takes a long time and dedication to practice. Most people can reach an acceptable level of knowledge and skill within a few months of working with a new skill. For some activities being acceptable is good enough. Recreational tennis players don’t need to beat Roger Federer next weekend; they want a good serve to beat their friends. Experts are the people who work harder to be better. (more…)

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Have You Seen the Latest onDemand Training Preview from Informatica University?

Informatica Training: Data Quality Developer 1 — onDemand Preview

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Are You Ready for Informatica University onDemand Training?

Sometimes when I watch TV, even with hundreds of channels, I believe I am going to find something interesting to watch and am often mistaken. With onDemand television programming, I can always find what I want, when I want it and watch it on my own time. When I want to pause, I pause. When I want to save, I save. It is what I want, when I want it and it is easy to find what I am looking for because things are organized clearly.

How do we take that same model and provide customers with the same flexibility for their training needs? Because there is nothing like knowing that you can implement and upgrade your Informatica products on time and within budget. (more…)

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Data Center Consolidation: How to Turn Mandated Reductions Into Opportunity

I. The Problem

At a time when governments at all levels are being called upon to once again, “do more with less,” Data Center Consolidation (DCC) has become a hot topic. While the Federal government has called for a reduction of 2,400 Data Centers down to about 1,200 by 2015, what does that mean, and most important, how does government get there?  (more…)

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Informatica University – Helping Accelerate Return on Data

Welcome to the first Informatica University blog!  I am very excited to share the launch of Informatica University with you, our loyal education services customers and partners.

Informatica University’s singular mission is to ensure that you have the skills and knowledge needed to accelerate your return on data.

So, why did we choose to launch a new brand for our education, training and certification offerings?  To maximize the return from the significant investments you have made in our technology to solve your business critical data issues, we knew that we needed to provide you with the best training and certification possible.  The launch of Informatica University reflects the evolution of our programs to meet that objective. (more…)

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Astonishing Growth In Integration Jobs: Certification Is Key

This article is one of a series on the topic of Knowledge Transfer, Best Practices, Training and Certification within the Data Integration community. Click here for an overview of the series.

Data Integration is a high growth software industry. Gartner recently published a new research report looking into the enterprise software market (“Forecast Analysis: Enterprise Infrastructure Software Worldwide, 2009-2014, 2Q10 Update”, July 16, 2010). The report states:

The infrastructure market, which includes all the software to build, run and manage an enterprise, is the largest segment in terms of revenue and the fastest-growing through the forecast period at 5.8% CAGR. The hottest markets in this segment are security (10% CAGR), data integration and data quality (9.4% CAGR), business intelligence (8.2% CAGR) and virtualization (7.1% CAGR). (more…)

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