Tag "SaaS"

Journey to Cloud Approach: Cloud-First, Hybrid, and On-Premise Environments

Digital transformation is a buzzword. But dig beneath the hype and you will find something real— it’s either the business opportunity of a lifetime, or an existential threat. Disrupt, or be disrupted. Digital disruption is about building new business models that leverage data to create new and innovative products and services that lead to a... more

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

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

Informatica Cloud Fall 2016: Innovating on the Best

The last release of Informatica Cloud was biggest in a while, with expanded cloud portfolio — yet we found room for more innovations and enhancements with Informatica Cloud Fall 2016. With Informatica Cloud Fall 2016, Informatica is redefining cloud data integrations and data management with more flexible and scalable services, breakthrough productivity, increased performance and... more

Data in the World of Cloud

“Cloud First” is now a reality for most companies. Instead of building new data centers, CIOs are asking if they can use a public cloud provider like Amazon Web Services or Microsoft Azure. Instead of deploying on-premise applications, their initial choice is a SaaS provider like Salesforce.com. The advantages of Cloud – agility, cost, scalability... more