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5 Strategies to Reduce Costs in Procurement and Supplier Management

Supplier management can be expensive. Did you know that companies could save up to $6 million annually in supplier spend by leveraging trusted supplier data quality? * Cost efficiency, cost reduction, and spend analytics continue to be among the top business priorities in supply chain management (SCM) and procurement.  According to Deloitte’s 2016 Global Chief... more

Fast and Furious: Designing for the Fast Data Lane: Transporting and Processing Streams

In the earlier post, we discussed the ability for stream processors, such as Informatica VDS, to process events at the edge, in this post we look at how these events are transported to the corporate data center for streaming analytics. As you’re lounging in front of the TV flipping channels you notice a product during... more

Reimagined MDM for Business Users: An Introduction to Customer 360 for Life Sciences

In their January 2017 Magic Quadrant for master data management (MDM), Gartner predicted a huge disruption in how customers will invest in MDM solutions. By 2020, 80% of all master data management (MDM) solution revenue will be driven by support for all of the buying organization’s requirements around industries, data domains, use cases, organizations and... more

Data-Driven Digital Transformation in Luxury Travel Retail

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

Data Masking and Encryption Are Different

A common misconception within the data community is that encryption is considered a form of data masking. Even worse is that there are some that erroneously identify both as one and the same. Data masking and Data encryption are two technically distinct processes. Encryption at the field level is considered a data masking function. There are many... more

The Process Stages of Data Governance

To truly manage data as a valued enterprise asset, data governance must be managed as a business function like finance or human resources.  A finance function is comprised of multiple core business processes such as accounts payable, accounts receivable, payroll and financial planning.  So to manage data governance as a function, what are the core... more