Tag "Great Data"

The Road to Business Value is Paved with Data

Since the dawn of the information age (a.k.a.: the early 1990’s), data management professionals have waged an eternal battle to justify the required investment in people, processes, and technology to deliver high-quality, trusted, and secure data to their organizations. Time and again, spanning these decades, our data champions struggle to build business cases to illustrate... more

Transforming Your Business With Great Data

During the past three months, Informatica has had an opportunity to engage with Computerworld readers in a unique way and share our perspective about how organizations are transforming their businesses with truly great data. And, there have been some great topics: Judy Ko’s post about Why Cloud Can’t Escape the Law of Entropy Tristan Bishop’s Using Social... more

Chasing Metadata to Improve Decision Quality

You could say that our lives are ultimately a collection of decisions – small and big, personal and business, short and long term oriented.  They could have the potential of impacting a number of lives, altering the course of an organization’s trajectory, or influencing our individual happiness.  What’s interesting in all of these situations is... more

Machine Learning: Why Should You Care?

Machine learning has specific advantages when dealing with large sets of data, especially big data. Finding reliable solutions in a speedy manner matter more in real-life scenarios, not always finding the perfect solution. Algorithms leveraging the machine learning techniques can enable such discovery and help organizations take advantage of disruptive trends ahead of others.

The Great-Data Divide

Over the past few weeks, I have been combing through statistics on the Return on Investment (ROI) and benefits people get from analytics. Just to be clear, I include the broad category of data preparation, visualization, predictive etc. into my definition of “analytics” here. In the process, I am building out a pretty stark contrast... more

Great Data Puts You In Driver Seat: The Next Step in The Digital Revolution

The industrial revolution began in mid-late eighteenth century, introducing machines to cut costs and speed up manufacturing processes. Steam engines forever changed efficiency in iron making, textiles, and chemicals production, among many others. Transportation improved significantly, and the standard of living for the masses went saw significant, sustained growth. In last 50-60 years, we have... more