Tag "digital transformation"
For the last few years, most conferences I have been to have had a common theme: Digital Transformation. The clear message that comes from analysts, influencers and industry alike is that we are currently in the midst of the biggest transformation in corporate history. The transformation is digital in nature – and data is the... more
I hear this idea a lot lately: Data, we’ve suddenly realized, is a business asset, a source of potential value. This is certainly true, but a lot of the discussion seems to frame that opportunity as a bonus, something extra. That’s ridiculous. “Making the most of your data” is not the limited province of extra-clever... more
You’ve undoubtedly heard all the hype about the volume of data doubling every two years. The sad fact is that first, it’s true and second, 50% of data is coming from external (read: less controllable) sources. That means it’s getting harder and harder to find the forest (read: business insight) for the trees. Wouldn’t it be great if you had a data catalog that could show you exactly what data you have across your entire organization?
Like every business, the Travel Retail industry is experiencing the changes in global consumer behavior, the and sees the need for omni-channel and data-driven solutions. One of our key clients is a leader in Luxury Travel Retail, and presented their approach to data-driven digital transformation at Informatica World 2017 in San Francisco. (The name of... more
“Humans, particularly those who build things, only listen to leading indicators of good things.” –Ben Horowitz, Author, The Hard Thing About Hard Things Most management books are about the author’s successes—great decisions, great hires and great outcomes. The Hard Thing About Hard Things, by top VC and former CEO Ben Horowitz, goes the other way.... more
Time and again, experts say that customer experience (CX) is the new battlefield for companies and brands. Considering, “52 percent of consumers have switched providers in the past year due to poor customer service,”  it’s undeniable. For businesses undergoing data-driven digital transformation, one of the key drivers for success is incorporating master data management... more
Executive support is vital to any digital transformation. My last few posts have noted this as we’ve covered the vision, strategy, and roadmapping for a transformative cloud journey. “Executive support” is a vague phrase, so let’s look at it more closely: The business buys into a plan because the plan is good for business—it has... more
PUMA is one of the world’s leading sports brands, with an established history of designing, footwear, apparel and accessories for some of the most talented athletes on the planet. The Original Challenge: Decentralized Business Structure and Siloed Systems A couple of years ago, PUMA’s growth was largely driven by its decentralized business structure. Regional general... more
The business world is at a major inflection point due to the disruptive power of data. From smart phones to smart homes, the number of connected devices is exponentially increasing. By 2020, we expect to see 20 billion connected devices, each continually creating new data. The rapid growth of Cloud, Big Data and machine learning... more
As organizations look to power their digital transformations with data, an increasing number are leveraging Integration Hubs to build organized and efficient data backbones. Hubs are getting renewed attention from market analysts and more and more customers are choosing the hub as the infrastructure to build their business transformations on. Come to Informatica World... more