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Prove the Value of High Quality Data to Enable Digital Transformation

For the last few years, most conferences I have been to have had a common theme:  Digital Transformation. The clear message that comes from analysts, influencers and industry alike is that we are currently in the midst of the biggest transformation in corporate history. The transformation is digital in nature – and data is the... more

Data Warehouse Modernization – Three Way, with Amazon Redshift

  If you are considering Amazon Redshift for your new data warehousing project, you are definitely not alone! Many of our customers are going through a data-driven digital transformation and have already implemented modern data warehouse projects with Amazon Redshift. Yet many more are requesting our help to do so now. Major drivers for this... more

For Data Analytics to Go Mainstream, Cultures Need to Change

There is now an array of powerful technology poised to transform every organization on earth into lean, mean, data analytics-driven machines – if they let it. That’s the challenge we have before us – getting the organization on board with the promises of data analytics. A recent survey of 314 senior executives across a range... more

The Road to Successful Data Archiving

A global leader in agricultural products and services, an Informatica customer with strategic growth fueled by mergers and acquisitions, purchased Informatica Data Archive in 2014 to establish an enterprise-wide capability for structured data archiving. Data archiving allows legacy and duplicate applications to be decommissioned while remaining compliant with retention and legal policies. As it turns... more

Think data security and customer experience are mutually exclusive? Think again…

What do Ashley Madison and Medicare have in common? They’ve sacrificed good data security for customer centricity. Today’s reputational risk of data breaches demands both… here’s why. High profile data breaches like Medicare and Ashley Madison are raising the conversation about the risk of security and data breaches to board level. Directors are becoming more... more

Importance of Data Security in Master Data Management

Intelligent data-driven disruption is at the forefront of corporate strategies. Using data to capture new opportunities requires a strategic focus on business-critical data. Many companies across a multitude of industries carrying out a variety of business-led initiatives around customer experience, compliance, efficiency, and growth are turning to Master Data Management(MDM). This is the reason MDM... more

Before We March Into AI, Let’s Make Sure Our Data is Good

There’s been quite a bit of buzz and investment in cognitive computing, and all its associated pieces – machine learning, natural language processing and deep learning. It’s good to see that the AI concept has finally gained traction, as it has been the subject of excitement on and off for three decades now. Each AI... more

Digital Transformation: Finding Your Data is Half the Battle

You’ve undoubtedly heard all the hype about the volume of data doubling every two years.  The sad fact is that first, it’s true and second, 50% of data is coming from external (read: less controllable) sources. That means it’s getting harder and harder to find the forest (read: business insight) for the trees.  Wouldn’t it be great if you had a data catalog that could show you exactly what data you have across your entire organization?

Carbonite: A Case Study on Cloud-First Approach to Data and Application Integration

Did you know that the concept of “Cloud-First” began in the U.S. federal government? Cloud-First was a mandate issued to all federal agencies by the chief information officer of the United States in December 2010. By 2012, a subsequent report to Congress showed that more than half of all federal agencies had adopted cloud computing for... more