5 Ways to Comply With the New EU Food Information Regulation

On December 13, 2014, the EU food information regulation 1169/2011 took effect. The new legislation requires that consumers be able to make informed purchases by ensuring that they have access to accurate product information. This information includes nutritional values, allergens and ingredients for any pre-packaged food or beverage products prior to purchasing them. Allergy statistics... more

Empowering Your Organization with 3 Views of Customer Data

According to Accenture – 2013 Global Consumer Pulse Survey, “85 percent of customers are frustrated by dealing with a company that does not make it easy to do business with them, 84 percent by companies promising one thing, but delivering another; and 58 percent are frustrated with inconsistent experiences from channel to channel.” Consumers expect... more

Big Data Driving Data Integration at the NIH

The National Institutes of Health announced new grants to develop big data technologies and strategies. “The NIH multi-institute awards constitute an initial investment of nearly $32 million in fiscal year 2014 by NIH’s Big Data to Knowledge (BD2K) initiative and will support development of new software, tools and training to improve access to these data... more

Informatica’s Response To the POODLE SSL v3 Vulnerability

The information security industry is an “arms race”, with attacks always getting better. To that end, it’s important that security controls and implementations be designed with flexibility and agility in mind. The SSL protocol was originally developed by Netscape Communications, the company that helped fuel the Internet generation. For the past 20 years, we’ve seen... more

If Data Projects Weather, Why Not Corporate Revenue?

Every fall Informatica sales leadership puts together its strategy for the following year.  The revenue target is typically a function of the number of sellers, the addressable market size and key accounts in a given territory, average spend and conversion rate given prior years’ experience, etc.  This straight forward math has not changed in probably... more

What is the Silver Lining in Cloud for Financial Services?

This was a great week of excitement and innovation here in San Francisco starting with the San Francisco Giants winning the National League Pennant for the 3rd time in 5 years on the same day Saleforce’s Dreamforce 2014 wrapped up their largest customer conference with over 140K+ attendees from all over the world talking about... more

BCBS 239 – What Are Banks Talking About?

I recently participated on an EDM Council panel on BCBS 239 earlier this month in London and New York. The panel consisted of Chief Risk Officers, Chief Data Officers, and information management experts from the financial industry. BCBS 239 set out 14 key principles requiring banks aggregate their risk data to allow banking regulators to avoid... more

Highlights of a Data Quality Love Fest – IDQ Summit 2014

Over 100 hardcore data quality professionals gathered at IDQ Summit 2014, held in Richmond, Virginia from 10/6 – 10/9. The agenda was fully packed. Over 40 sessions were launched during the two-day main conference period. In addition, there were two full-day of tutorials being held before and after the conference, covering topics from data quality... more

Which Method of Controls Should You Use to Protect Sensitive Data in Databases and Enterprise Applications? Part II

To determine what is the appropriate sensitive data protection method to use, you should first answer the following questions regarding the requirements: Do you need to protect data at rest (in storage), during transmission, and/or when accessed? Do some privileged users still need the ability to view the original sensitive data or does sensitive data... more