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The Essential Role of Data in Healthcare: Managing the COVID-19 Crisis and Recovery

We hear every day from virtually every one of our hospital customers and prospects that “If it’s not COVID related, we’re not doing it.” This is an understandable response when confronted by a crisis like we have never seen before. Healthcare providers are seeing massive decreases in revenue as they suspend elective procedures and routine... more

Four Critical Success Factors to Deliver Rapid Business Value with Your Master Data Management Implementations

Taking A Modern Approach So Your MDM Implementations Aren’t Lengthy, Difficult, or Costly  Master Data Management (MDM) implementations have successfully delivered value across nearly every industry, sector, and geography.  MDM has been a staple in data architectures for over 20 years and is recognized as a mature technology—but that doesn’t mean it’s stopped evolving.  What is Master Data Management?  Organizations... more

3 Trends Impacting B2B Integration with Trading Partners

When it comes to improving efficiency and making sure no partner is left behind, B2B integration offers significant opportunities for enterprises. The reality is, gaining visibility into partner data remains a challenge for most businesses. According to Deloitte, 65% of procurement leaders have limited visibility beyond their tier 1 partners.    Trusted partners play an... more

Chief Data Officer (CDO): One Job, Four Roles

In my last blog, I wrote about how chief data officers are now being recognized as business leaders, as shown in IDC’s survey, “Chief Data Officers: The New Business Leaders,” commissioned by Informatica. In this blog, I will dive deeper into the survey results; specifically, the discovery that a CDO’s job consists of four roles,... more

Cloud Data Integration Elastic – Understanding Auto Scaling

Co-authored with Anand Sridharan Why Auto Scaling? How should you configure your Cloud Data Integration Elastic (CDI-E) cluster? Is the cluster too large or too small? Does it have the right number of nodes to meet SLAs? All these are difficult questions to answer. Workloads may not stay the same and can differ hour by... more

Actionable Compliance and Productivity Gains through Data Governance at the Department for Education

As I enter the ninth month of hosting the Data Empowerment Experts Series of webinars, it’s hard not to look back and think through all of the insights that have already been shared by our experts. The learning process and sharing of best practices was, of course, the original intent of the series. I wanted... more

5 Data-Driven Supply Chain Challenges—and What You Can Do About Them

Supply chain leaders were already being tested in recent years by volatile market trends, rapidly changing customer demands, and new and emerging risks to supply chain disruption. The new reality of the global pandemic has introduced even more challenges for supply chain management. Although making use of agility and operational business insights to build supply chain resilience has long been a priority for CPOs, CFOs, and supply chain executives, the pandemic has increased the urgency: 31 percent of CFOs indicated supply chain issues rank as one of... more

Change Management: A Critical Component for Sustainable Enterprise Data Strategy

Nobody ever said data strategy is easy. Data strategy itself encompasses data governance, data management, and internal alignment with enterprise business goals. That doesn’t mean that there haven’t been many efforts to summarize ‘the top five steps to a data strategy’ or ‘data strategy made easy’. Even the latest AI-assisted software tools, although they help tremendously in terms of centralizing definitions, visualizing data lineage, and standardizing processes, don’t help with the ‘soft’ pieces... more

Why you need a Cloud Data Management Maturity Model

Every organization today is investing in cloud and cloud analytics. You may be building a cloud data warehouse or data lake on AWS, Azure, GCP, Snowflake, or Databricks. Whether you are doing it for the first time or have done it many times on on-premises and are now looking to consolidate and modernize in the... more