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The Cloud is Here – but is your Integration Strategy Ready?

Hybrid IT is here to stay – from Infrastructure and Platforms (AWS/Azure/Google) to SaaS (Software as a Service) and from Mobile to Social – companies are now heavily dependent upon data sources that sit outside of the traditional firewall. The move to the cloud is happening fast – perhaps faster than anyone could have predicted,... more

User Activity Monitoring and User Behavior Analytics for Enterprise Security

Sensitive data (Customer data – PII, PCI, PHI, Intellectual property etc.) is the most important asset of a company. Lack or even lag in the ability to detect and respond to security threats can be costly for businesses of all sizes. Challenges for securing today’s IT environment The attack surface and threat is ever increasing... more

People are from Earth, Artificial Intelligence is from Mars (with Alex Tim)

Last week I had to change the date for an upcoming flight, so I called the airline. The digital assistant asked me; “Please say your confirmation code.” My confirmation code included the letter ‘S’. I had to repeat the code several times before I finally gave up. The machine just couldn’t figure out if I... more

How the CDO Fits into Your Cloud Evolution

Throughout this series of posts, I’ve emphasized the importance of IT and overall information architecture in the journey to cloud. But as organizations become all-cloud—or more likely, a hybrid mix of cloud and on premises infrastructure—there’s another key stakeholder: the chief data officer. CDO is a relatively new role, and it’s still being distinguished from,... more

The 2017 Gartner MQ for MDM Solutions Is Out! What Do You Need to Know?

The wait is over: the much-anticipated Gartner Magic Quadrant for Master Data Management Solutions is now out. Get your complimentary copy here (email address required). Gartner’s Magic Quadrant for MDM Solutions launched in 2016 as a successor to two retired MDM MQs – MQ for MDM for Customer Data Solutions and MQ for MDM for... more