Topic "Industry"

Powering the Future of Healthcare

Digital transformation is having a broad and meaningful impact on some of the healthcare industry’s most intractable challenges. With better access to personal health information, newly empowered patients are making informed treatment decisions and have higher expectations regarding procedure and price transparency. Healthcare providers must respond faster and dispense high-quality care within a framework of... more

Is a Trial for Cloud-Native Data Management on Your Government Agency Playlist Now?

A music playlist for relaxing, working out, or just plain entertainment is essential gear for millions of people. And building that playlist is easier than ever when using one of the multitudes of applications that can help you create that perfect ensemble. These applications are predominantly cloud based and cloud native—they are software as a... more

Financial Services: The Importance of Informatica’s Intelligent Data Management Cloud

Financial services organizations cannot afford to take short cuts when it comes to managing data for their business needs. Whether you are a credit union, a life insurance company, a retail brokerage, or a Global Systemically Important Bank (G-SIB), it is critically important to ensure every business unit, application, and end user has access to... more

2021 Data Management Predictions for Financial Services

The new year brings new challenges and opportunities across the financial services industry as banks, brokerages, and life and P&C insurance companies prepare to enter it with enthusiasm and caution. To help shed some light on what might be in store, I’ve compiled a list of the top predictions in 2021 across financial services:  The... more

Prevent Unemployment Fraud with State-Level Data Management

The US Department of Labor (DOL) released a goal statement in FY20 that “By September 30, 2021, the Unemployment Insurance (UI) improper payment rate will be 9.0 percent.” This was against the backdrop of earlier congressional testimony by Scott S. Dahl, DOL’s Inspector General, estimating $26 billion in improper payments made through the UI program... more

The Data Governance Journey: One Purposeful Step at a Time

I recently had conversations with several data governance leaders who expressed concerns related to the scope of work involved in launching a data governance program. There are plenty of books and white papers promoting examples of robust programs with huge teams. And plenty of technology vendors, anxious to impress, tout the robust features available to solve... more

Chief Data Officers: A Financial Services Perspective

In my last blog, I wrote about the challenges and opportunities for the four archetypes of data leadership identified in IDC’s state of the chief data officer (CDO) survey [1] commissioned by Informatica. In this blog, I will look at the priorities and challenges reported by chief data officers in the financial services industry. The... more

Get a 360-Degree View of Students with Master Data Management

To successfully recruit and retain students in this post-pandemic era, universities are having to reimagine themselves. Data and digital services for students, faculty, and staff are central to that effort. To meet these demands, institutions need high-quality data that provides a seamless, 360-degree view of the educational lifecycle of a student across departments and functions,... more

Great Customer Experience in Financial Services Starts with Fit for Use Data

We all know that customer experience is pivotal for attracting and retaining customers in the banking industry. I recently had an interaction with my bank that brought this home in a big way. A few weeks ago, my iPhone’s Face ID failed to work, causing me to be locked out of my bank’s services. As... more

The Changing Role of Data & the Chief Data Officer

Since the COVID-19 pandemic hit, we’ve seen organizations around the globe accelerate their digital transformations. Companies are engaging with their customers in a different way in the new digital world, building new operating models to bring new products and services to market, and even thinking of new business models to execute their new ideas. All... more