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The Next Generation of Metadata Management (Part 1)

This is Part 1 of a series on the Next Generation of Metadata Solutions. In this post, we begin with the roots – The need to revamp existing metadata management solutions. History Metadata Management originated in the late 80s and early 90s, when Data Warehousing was sowing its roots. Businesses had expanded their definitions for... more

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

2017 Security Awards: A Market Reflection

Informatica received a wealth of attribution and recognition at the 2017 ISPG Awards, held concurrently with RSA 2017. The awards’ list named Informatica as winners in numerous, but related categories:   Grand: Informatica Gold: Risk management Gold: Innovation in enterprise security Gold: Most innovative security software Gold: Best security software Gold: Best security for large... more

Five Steps to a Seamless MDM Cloud Journey

The cloud isn’t about “easy win” anymore. Thanks to cost efficiency and agility, the cloud has taken center stage in operational strategy. These strategies are sophisticated, involving hundreds of applications at the heart of the enterprise. In an effort as complex as this one, data management becomes essential. In fact, to have successful transformation, you... more

Data and Analytics: Report Card and Future Direction

The good news is that there is tremendous potential for business disruption by building a competence in data and analytics. The bad news is that almost everybody sees the same thing and everybody is trying to do it. Even worse, data availability and technology changes are making it possible for new entrants to leapfrog the traditional barriers to entry. The one thing nobody else has is your data and the ability to combine that with internal data to delivery better services, better experiences, better patient outcomes etc. Start with your strategy. Make sure that you have a distinct competence in data management.

4 Realities Retailers Face in 2017: Digital Transformation, AI and More

Retailers are grappling with a myriad of challenges in 2017, from shifting consumer behaviors to the explosive impact of digital transformation. To remain competitive this year and beyond, they’ll need to embrace many new realities. Already, retailers are growing more skilled at providing the right customer with the right message — and offers — at... more

Influencer Marketing: Free Hotel Upgrade?

We booked a four day sun break during cold German winter. Just arrived at front desk, the hotel offered us a free upgrade to a suite. By the way the Hotel was called Hospes Maricel and you can read my rating here. Believe it our not, we decided to keep our room as it was... more