Tag "cloud"

7 Key Ways to Grow Your Cloud Data Management Skills

In my recent post, I shared key reasons why I’m looking forward to Informatica World 2017. One of these reasons is the chance to learn new cloud data management skills. As companies increasingly migrate business functions to SaaS, the need for cloud data management skills rises daily. Expertise on how to integrate data created in... more

SaaS Sprawl: Is History Repeating Itself?

Remember the late 1990s and early 2000s? Back then, CIOs and business leaders were making their mark by implementing ERP software. This software automated key business functions like finance, HR and the first wave of cheap, easy-to-deploy niche applications which specialized in specific business processes not adequately covered by ERP. Companies spent a ton on... more

Lessons from the Field: 4 Ways to Keep Your Cloud Evolution on Track (Part 2)

What to do if business stakeholders derail your plans The biggest challenge of making sure your cloud transition fits into your overall IT architecture? Sticking to the plan. You map out a transition journey that includes new systems, training and orientation, retirement of old systems, maybe some new hires, probably some new vendor relationships. But... more

Informatica Collaborates with Google Cloud on Marketing Analytics for CMOs

If you haven’t seen it yet, I want to recommend the Informatica Naked Marketing blog series written by my marketing colleagues. In it, we give full details of how we built a B2B marketing data lake from the ground up. The data lake provides all our marketers, field marketers, and sales with valuable, connected data... more

The More Complex the Cloud Computing Market Becomes, the More We Need Data Integration

The RightScale “State of the Cloud” report out now has some key findings that I would like to discuss in relation to data integration. The world is getting more complex, in terms of cloud platforms, and that means that we need data integration more than ever. Per the report: In polling, the respondents reported that... more

Top 5 Ways a Hybrid Integration Hub Can Accelerate Your Journey to the Cloud

Everyday at Informatica, we hear from customers about their data challenges as they strive to make progress in their journeys to the cloud. The more astute among them tell us that they want to avoid the mistakes of the past and try to build their new hybrid data infrastructure with a modern architecture and approach... more