I’ve been playing the data governance game for going on 20-plus years now. I call it a game only in that there are winners and … let’s call them … “not-winners.” I see the winners as those with the most passion, skill and determination to achieve the outcome they desire. The not-winners are those that... more
Hello everyone. This is my first blog post in this space, and in fact, my first blog post in quite some time. So, I’ve got a good bit of catching up to do. In my defense, as a product manager in the world’s leading provider of all things data keeps you, uh…busy. As I write... more
The One Cloud Question You Have to Answer Informatica is a data company, and that increasingly means we’re a cloud company. I spend a lot of time talking to CIOs, senior directors, and architects about the direction they’re taking with their data, and along with the drive toward enterprise-wide data management and integration, I hear... more
“Kicking the can down the road” approaches to data management may enable organizations to meet deadlines, but they need to understand that they will leave these organizations poorly prepared for the digital transformation that is sweeping through virtually every industry.
Security analytics solutions that rely only on rules to detect violations and potential threats suffer from too many false positives and the inability to identify previously unknown threat patterns. To address these shortcomings, security analytics solutions are starting to incorporate user behavioral analytics (UBA). What is User Behavior Analytics? User Behavioral Analytics has been used... more
During World War II, intelligence experts developed skills a discipline they called “Content Analysis.” In this case, Content Analysis means the ability to draw insights not necessarily directly from information itself, but rather in the frequency in which the information is presented. Quantifying the number of mentions a particular topic receives, and connecting them to... more
Would you believe that my CFO walked into my office today and asked, “How am I doing? Hey, are we aligned?” Or that the head of sales came in a half-hour later and asked the same thing? Of course you wouldn’t. They don’t operate that way. Yet we CIOs seem to run around worrying about... more
This is Part 1 of a series on the Next Generation of Metadata Solutions. In this post, we begin with the roots – The need to revamp existing metadata management solutions. History Metadata Management originated in the late 80s and early 90s, when Data Warehousing was sowing its roots. Businesses had expanded their definitions for... more
The good news is that there is tremendous potential for business disruption by building a competence in data and analytics. The bad news is that almost everybody sees the same thing and everybody is trying to do it. Even worse, data availability and technology changes are making it possible for new entrants to leapfrog the traditional barriers to entry. The one thing nobody else has is your data and the ability to combine that with internal data to delivery better services, better experiences, better patient outcomes etc. Start with your strategy. Make sure that you have a distinct competence in data management.
Welcome back to our series of Analytics Chalk Talk videos. I hope you enjoyed our last video: “Driving Analytics Data Management Competence with Metadata.” In this Chalk Talk, I’m discussing how organizations can develop better, more business-driven approaches to data governance. The result will be great data that will deliver valuable analytics insights. Please watch the... more