Topic "Product"

Two Ways Master Data Breeds Success in Financial Services

Their business may be finance, but these days banks don’t earn—or keep—customers by providing better returns or interest rates. Instead, banks increasingly compete by giving customers modern conveniences while making sure they stay in compliance amidst regulatory complexity. Those two issues—customer experience and regulatory compliance—are at the heart of the banking business in 2017. And... more

7 Key Ways to Grow Your Cloud Data Management Skills

In my recent post, I shared key reasons why I’m looking forward to Informatica World 2017. One of these reasons is the chance to learn new cloud data management skills. As companies increasingly migrate business functions to SaaS, the need for cloud data management skills rises daily. Expertise on how to integrate data created in... more

Fight Back Against Data Fragmentation

Master Data Management (MDM) isn’t new, but it’s needed more than ever before. In part, this is due to a need to fight back against data fragmentation. As marketers, we have a multitude of tools to help us find prospects, manage messages across channels, follow web behavior, and sell more effectively. Our apps give us... more

SaaS Sprawl: Is History Repeating Itself?

Remember the late 1990s and early 2000s? Back then, CIOs and business leaders were making their mark by implementing ERP software. This software automated key business functions like finance, HR and the first wave of cheap, easy-to-deploy niche applications which specialized in specific business processes not adequately covered by ERP. Companies spent a ton on... more

Next Best Offer – The Missed Potential in Customer Experience

Dear CDOs and CMOs of this world: What is the most significant waste of potential in a customer experience strategy? From my point of view, it is the failure to provide a “next best offer.” Consider what kind of experience a company could provide if they leveraged the potential of the data they already hold... more

Game Changers in Digital Transformation – 5 Reasons to Join Amsterdam Arena for MDM 360 Summit

Moving from digital transformation blabla, to actionable steps, this is one of the key objectives for Informatica’s MDM 360 Summit EMEA on June 7 and 8, in Amsterdam Arena. Where do you stand in the in digital? World Cup, Champions League, first league, second league, amateur? How do you rank compared to competition? Do you... more

Self Service BI vs Data Governance: How to be “Data Agile” with a Catalog

Business users always had an insatiable hunger for data. They were already discovering and mashing up data from different sources, aggregating them in excel and presenting PowerPoint analysis in the 1990s, albeit with difficulty. Then technology caught up. Self-service Business Intelligence tools like Tableau, Qlikview and more recently Amazon QuickSight made the aggregating, visualizing and sharing... more

Classify to Completion: A Data Cataloging Story

Recently I was speaking to a customer in the financial services industry. He had an interesting requirement. He wanted to classify all data assets in the organization by associating the right semantic label with each data asset. The phrase he used was “classify to completion”. According to him this classification was a key first step in... more