Tag "Data Governance"

Reflections on our First 100 Days as a Private Company

It has been a busy and productive three months since Informatica went private, and I wanted to take a moment to reflect on Informatica’s accomplishments and progress to date. One of the big areas of focus for the company has been to ensure that our customers globally continue to experience the product innovation, service and... more

Enabling Data Governance in a Big Data World

As new information management tech trends continue to emerge, I try to evangelize a truism that the core data governance framework, processes and best practices are agnostic of – and should support – any technology. For example, I discourage terms like “Master Data Governance”, “Cloud Data Governance,” “Mobile Data Governance” and “Big Data Governance” because... more

Data Governance: the 4 Know/Hows

I recently attended a meeting with a Financial Services organization on understanding the value of Data Governance. The audience were senior stakeholders in the business and they were not interested in a technology discussion. Their objective was to understand the value they could achieve by adopting an enterprise-wide data governance approach. They also wanted to... more

Illusion Series – Episode III: If a Tree Falls In A Forest and Nobody is Around

Does it make a sound? Is it real? Who would know? Who would care?   The more I talk to IT leadership, in this case a recently promoted IT leader who became Chief Data Officer, I am trying to understand why we still engage in this mantra of “let’s do it for the sake of... more

Even a Best-case Scenario Requires 60% Data Integration

The question that led to this blog posting is “how much data is moved between applications in a perfect portfolio”. A perfect application portfolio is one that has no functional overlaps and has been optimized to minimize the need for integration by ensuring that tightly-coupled functions are grouped in the same application.  The answer is... more

At St. Joseph Health, Trusted Data Enables Better Patient Care

For St. Joseph Health, improving health and quality of life of the people is the ultimate mission. It requires a number of considerations, or, “dimensions of performance” as it was introduced by the organization at this year’s MDM & Data Governance Summit in San Francisco: Cost of the care – including the current and projected... more