Tag "Architecture"

Accelerating Data Management with Artificial Intelligence

Informatica has always been 100% focused on driving the productivity of data management. Now, to take the next step, Informatica is building artificial intelligence into the Intelligent Data Platform as a service that will use enterprise metadata to make the platform more intelligent and productive.

Data Silos Are The Death of Analytics. Here’s The Fix.

This statement in a recent Information Management article caught my eye: “…analytics and new insights can not only differentiate you from the competition, but in some cases, crush the competition.” We’ve seen customers grow increasingly interested in using analytics as a competitive weapon in a disrupt-or-be-disrupted marketplace. But for all the fancy tools you can... more

Three Things Every Architect Should Do for 2015

The start of the year is a great time to refresh and take a new look at your capabilities, goals, and plans for your future-state architecture.  That being said, you have to take into consideration that the most scarce resource in your architecture is probably your own personal time. Looking forward, here are three things... more

How a Business-led Approach Displaces an IT-led Project

In my previous blog, I talked about how a business-led approach can displace technology-led projects. Historically IT-led projects have invested significant capital while returning minimal business value. It further talks about how transformation roadmap execution is sustainable because the business is driving the effort where initiative investments are directly traceable to priority business goals. For... more

CES, Digital Strategy and Architecture: Are You Ready?

CES, the International Consumer Electronics show is wrapping up this week and the array of new connected products and technologies was truly impressive. “The Internet of Things” is moving from buzzword to reality.  Some of the major trends seen this week included: Home Hubs from Google, Samsung, and Apple (who did not attend the show... more

Business-Led Transformation Is Value-Centric

Transformation roadmaps in many businesses tend to have a heavy technology focus, to the point where organizations invest millions of dollars in initiatives with no clear business value. In addition, numerous tactical projects funded each year have little understanding of how or even if, they align from a business perspective. Management often fall victim to... more

Connecting Architecture To Business Strategy

On November 13, 2014, Informatica acquired the assets of Proact, whose Enterprise Architecture tools and delivery capability link architecture to business strategy. The BOST framework is now the Informatica Business Transformation Toolkit which received high marks in a recent research paper: “(BOST) is a framework that provides four architectural views of the enterprise (Business, Operational, Systems,... more

Building a Data Foundation for Execution

I have been re-reading Enterprise Architecture as Strategy from the MIT Center for Information Systems Research (CISR).*  One concept that they talk about that jumped out at me was the idea of a “Foundation for Execution.”  Everybody is working to drive new business initiatives, to digitize their businesses, and to thrive in an era of... more