“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

5 Best Practices for Effective Supplier Information Management

This article was originally posted in Supply and Demand Chain Executive. Supplier data management is costing organizations millions of dollars each year. According to AMR Research/Gartner, supplier management organizations have increased their employee headcount and system resources by 35%, and are spending up to $1,000 per supplier annually, to manage their supplier information across the... more

What It Takes Today to Be an Effective CISO

What does it take to be an effective Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) in today’s era massive data breaches? Besides skin as thick as armor and proven experience in security, an effective CISO needs to hold the following qualities: A strong grasp of their security program’s capabilities and of their adversaries The business acumen to... more

Master Data Management in Oil and Gas Industry

The Oil and Gas (O&G) industry is an important backbone of every economy. It is also an industry that has weathered the storm of constantly changing economic trends, regulations and technological innovations. O&G companies by nature have complex and intensive data processes. For a profitable functioning under changing trends, policies and guidelines, O&G’s need to... more