Are You Big Data Ready?

Are you interested in big data?  There are many reasons to come to Informatica World 2015 but one very good reason is to learn how you can become Big Data Ready!  Becoming Big Data Ready is about succeeding with analytics in a Big Data world.  It’s about unleashing productivity, repeatability, and confidence.  Join us at... more

Healthcare Data Masking: Tokenization, HIPAA and More

When trying to protect your data from the nefarious souls that would like access to it (?), there are several options available that apply to very specific use cases. In order for us to talk about the different solutions – it is important to define all of the terms: PII – Personally Identifiable Information –... more

“I’m Sorry – You have the Wrong Number.”

The big news out of my hometown, is their battle over the past few weeks to be named Kraft’s Hockeyville — a competition to find the biggest ice hockey town in the United States. Johnstown, a former steel city in Western Pennsylvania — famous for the movie Slapshot, has made it to the final round.... more

Addressing the FREAK Vulnerability

After a careful review by Informatica’s product development teams, patches to mitigate the FREAK SSL/TLS vulnerability (CVE-2015-0204) are now available from our support website. What you need to know The FREAK vulnerability allows an attacker with a privileged position on a network (e.g. “man-in-the-middle attacker”) to compromise the SSL/TLS handshake between the client and server. The attack forces... more

The Rise and Rise of the Chief Data Officer

Everyone nods deferentially when that old adage is uttered about people being the most valuable asset in the business. Being one myself, I’d like to agree. The problem is I don’t think it’s the case anymore. In many recent conversations with business leaders, there’s growing agreement that ‘people’ have been knocked off the ‘number one... more

Retailers: Who’s Checking Out Your Data?

Secure Your Data, Before It Becomes Front Page News In 2014 we saw many retailers suffer at the hands of hacker’s intent on stealing customer credit card details and personal information. With Target, Michaels, Neiman Marcus, Albertsons & SuperValu, all getting plenty of coverage in the press, resulting in significant financial loss and impacting consumer confidence.... more

Is Your Product Data Costing You Sales?

Shoppers want and expect a consistent experience regardless of the sales channel they choice. They also expect an ever increasing assortment of products with detailed descriptions and will go were their needs are met. 39% of US online adults cite that they would consider buying from an online retailer they had never previously purchased from... more