Modernizing with Google BigQuery: How Migrations to Cloud Data Warehouses Have Evolved

Knowing your customer is the best and easiest way to better serve their needs. And the customer data already available within the enterprise can provide the exact insights needed to maximize that customer experience. The challenge, however, has been to get your arms around that data and make it easier to digest for analysis. Cloud... more

Microsoft Names Informatica 2020 Data Analytics Partner of the Year

I’m excited to share that Informatica has been recognized as the Microsoft Data Analytics Partner of the Year at Microsoft Inspire, this year’s digital partner conference. With over 3,300 nominations from more than 100 countries, the Microsoft Partner of the Year Awards are a competitive, worldwide recognition of excellence among Microsoft partners who truly stand... more

A Perfect Storm: The “New Normal” in Business and CCPA Compliance Enforcement

Today we’re operating in what many are calling the “new normal,” with businesses adjusting to a reality of remote workforces, business continuity concerns, and increased attacks from those wishing to exploit vulnerabilities as we transform operating models to stay safe and healthy while remaining productive during a global pandemic.  But even before today, pressures to maintain data privacy were already top of mind, thanks... more

COVID-19’s Impact on Data Governance and Risk Management Across Financial Services

Managing and monitoring credit, market, liquidity, and operational risk across financial markets was hard enough with ongoing geopolitical tensions, international trade wars, and of course the occasional hurricanes and earthquakes. The current pandemic is forcing chief risk officers and their teams to recalibrate old assumptions and models used to manage and monitor risk. Innovations in... more

3 Rewarding Ways Finance Can Use Data to Drive Success

Over the last few years, we have seen a wave of developments that have had an impact on executive decision-making. CFOs have been at the center of this disruption, as their role in the last five to 10 years has changed dramatically as more and more responsibility has been put on their plate. Today’s finance leaders not only need to arrive at recommendations at critical junctures for the organization, they also need to show how... more

Application Integration and Data Integration—The Yin and Yang of Your Digital Transformation

Co-authored with Sam Tawfik, Principal Product Marketing Manager, Cloud Integration. In Deloitte’s recent 2020 retail industry outlook, retailers are advised to focus on the following two critical success factors (among others)—technology/automation and partnerships. Lack of agility in the supply chain has recently plagued many manufacturing and retail businesses, including even big giants like Amazon, who... more

Data Democratization Starts with Data Governance & Privacy

We’ve seen a tremendous amount of innovation in data and analytics over the last 20 years. From Data 1.0, where data was limited to bespoke applications. To Data 2.0, where data was unlocked and brought in for enterprise reporting, data warehouses, and data marts. To Data 3.0, where organizations started innovating with broad-based data-driven transformations.... more

Data Asset Analytics: Breaking Barriers to Maximizing Data Value with Data Cataloging

Earthrise, the dazzling Blue Marble photograph of Earth, has been a great inspiration for me. Apollo 8 astronauts on the first human-crewed mission to the moon took this awe-inspiring photograph. It is a powerful image representing the progress in travel exploration made possible through barrier-breaking inventions of the wheel to go farther on land, ships... more

The Restructuring of Retail

It seems like every day we hear of a new store closing or a retailer shifting their focus to e-commerce. For all the talk about the “retail apocalypse”, brick-and-mortar isn’t dead. It’s simply being restructured to meet the needs of modern customers and offer safe, convenient, and memorable experiences. A record 9,300 stores closed in... more

How to Win with APIs – Part 4

Managing APIs With an Integration Platform as a Service The move to the cloud has presented companies with an opportunity to improve their processes, workflows, and data exchange within their four walls, as well as with their external business community. With the combination of a well thought–out API management strategy and integration platform as a... more