Tag "application consolidation"

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

Informatica is a Leader in the Gartner 2015 Magic Quadrant for Data Archiving and Application Retirement

The results are in for the 2015 Gartner Magic Quadrant for Structured Data Archiving and Application Retirement. And… (drum roll please)… Once again, Gartner has recognized Informatica as a Leader in the data archiving market. There are more specifics below but the summary is that Gartner recognized the Informatica Data Archive product, support and services... more

Come to Informatica World 2015 and Advance Your Career

If you are a Data Integration or Data Management professional, you really cannot afford to miss this event. This year’s theme in the Data Integration track at Informatica World is all about customers. Over 50 customers will be sharing their experiences and best practices for succeeding with for data integration projects such as analytics, big data, application consolidation and migration, and much more.

How to Ace Application Migration & Consolidation (Hint: Data Management)

Will your application consolidation or migration go live on time and on budget?  According to Gartner, “through 2019, more than 50% of data migration projects will exceed budget and/or result in some form of business disruption due to flawed execution.”1  That is a scary number by any measure. A colleague of mine put it well:... more