Topic "Application Consolidation and Migration Solutions"

Gartner Data Archiving MQ: Less is More!

Gartner released their Data Archiving MQ on June 13, 2016. Gartner has positioned Informatica as a Leader in its 2016 Magic Quadrant for Structured Data Archiving and Application Retirement report. In the 2016 Magic Quadrant, Informatica is positioned at the highest point, as well as furthest to the right, showing both an ability to execute... more

Being an Effective VP of Applications

Depending upon where you work, you either own development and the PMO or development, the PMO, and the operation of live applications. Regardless of your portfolio, you surely are finding that the quality of the applications delivered needs to be more actively managed. Increasingly success here involves applying agile design processes and a Dev/Ops mentality.... more

CFOs: How to be Strategic and Tactical at the Same Time?

Much has been written over the last several years about the need for CFOs to be more strategic. This clearly has become a trend amongst leading edge CFOs. One area, however, that crosses both the strategic and controller sides of the CFO’s brain is IT application rationalization and consolidation. I am personally seeing more and... more

Why are CIOs and their Enterprise Architects Waiting for a Forest Fire?

You have probably seen it on the national news almost every night. California and the rest of the West Coast of the United States are in flames. The simple fact is the Native Americans knew that controlled burns were needed every so often to keep forests healthy and prevent the tragedies that we are seeing... more

Are you Ready for a Merger or Acquisition?

According to FACTSET’s June 2015 report, U.S. M&A deal activity decreased in May, going down 6.3% with 903 announcements compared to 964 in April.  However, aggregate M&A spending is increasing and on the rise.  Over the past 3 months, the sectors that have seen the biggest increases in M&A deal activity, relative to the same... more

What Should A Business-Driven CIO Do?

Author – Amar Nadig @bigdatabeat is an Enterprise Architect at Informatica. What happens to a business that is overwhelmed by change? Will it adapt – or fail to adapt – to the future? Alvin Toffler coined the term “future shock” to describe the shattering stress and disorientation that we induce in individuals by subjecting them... more

Everybody‘s Doing It! Learn how at Informatica World 2015!

Everybody’s doing it.  And if not, they say they are doing it anyway!  Are you doing it?  We all hear the mantra: ‘Data is an asset’.  Everybody wants to get in on the action.  Hear at Informatica World 2015 how Informatica customers are using data integration agility to drive business agility.  These organizations are relying on... more

Five Levers of Change

Organizational Change Management and Business Process Re-engineering was the rage in 1990’s. Much of that thinking still persists today but it is no longer sufficient for the kinds of transformations that organizations need to accomplish on an ongoing basis today. A modern business transformation is data driven, global in nature, crosses functional boundaries, and changes... more