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5 Imperative Ways a Chief Data Officer Drives Business Value

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Fast and Furious- Designing for the Fast Data Lane: Transporting and Processing Streams

In the earlier post, we discussed the ability for stream processors, such as Informatica VDS, to process events at the edge, in this post we look at how these events are transported to the corporate data center for streaming analytics. As you’re lounging in front of the TV flipping channels you notice a product during... more

Reimagined MDM for Business Users: An Introduction to Customer 360 for Life Sciences

In their January 2017 Magic Quadrant for master data management (MDM), Gartner predicted a huge disruption in how customers will invest in MDM solutions. By 2020, 80% of all master data management (MDM) solution revenue will be driven by support for all of the buying organization’s requirements around industries, data domains, use cases, organizations and... more

Data-Driven Digital Transformation in Luxury Travel Retail

Like every business, the Travel Retail industry is experiencing the changes in global consumer behavior, the and sees the need for omni-channel and data-driven solutions. One of our key clients is a leader in Luxury Travel Retail, and presented their approach to data-driven digital transformation at Informatica World 2017 in San Francisco. (The name of... more

The CIO Reading List: The Hard Thing About Hard Things

“Humans, particularly those who build things, only listen to leading indicators of good things.” –Ben Horowitz, Author, The Hard Thing About Hard Things Most management books are about the author’s successes—great decisions, great hires and great outcomes. The Hard Thing About Hard Things, by top VC and former CEO Ben Horowitz, goes the other way.... more

MDM is the Foundation for Intelligent Engagement

Time and again, experts say that customer experience (CX) is the new battlefield for companies and brands. Considering, “52 percent of consumers have switched providers in the past year due to poor customer service,” [1] it’s undeniable. For businesses undergoing data-driven digital transformation, one of the key drivers for success is incorporating master data management... more

AmerisouceBergen Shifts the Paradigm in Patient Care

Ranked #11 on the Fortune 500 list, AmerisourceBergen Corporation has a lot of moving parts. With 1.5 million product lines and 20,000 associates in more than 150 offices in over 50 countries, it’s no wonder the company is considered a global leader in pharmaceutical sourcing and distribution services, serving both healthcare providers and pharmaceutical manufacturers.... more

Cloud Data Management: Transformation starts with putting value on your data

Executive support is vital to any digital transformation. My last few posts have noted this as we’ve covered the vision, strategy, and roadmapping for a transformative cloud journey. “Executive support” is a vague phrase, so let’s look at it more closely: The business buys into a plan because the plan is good for business—it has... more

The 7 Qualities of Inspired Data Analytics Cultures

Many pundits and analysts alike are extolling the virtues of a data analytics-driven culture. An organization illuminated in the glow of data analytics is sure to outpace all competitors, while devising the next wave of cool products and services. But, what, exactly, should a data analytics-driven culture look like? It’s important to be able to... more

Fast and Furious: Designing for the Fast Data Lane Collecting Streams

Switching to the carpool lane can be intimidating especially when you don’t have all the information available to you to safely make the lane change. For example, is the carpool lane open, is my blindspot clear to make the lane change?  How do you efficiently collect bits and pieces of data at the right time... more