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5 Tips for Modernizing Your Mainframe Strategy

Syncsort Blog - Thu, 07/13/2017 - 13:10
Mainframes have changed significantly over the past several decades. So have the strategies and tools that businesses employ to derive the most value from them. With that in mind, here are tips and best practices for modernizing your mainframe. In some key senses, the mainframes of old have nothing in common with those of today. Sure, mainframe programming languages are still the same. So are the traditional mainframe operating systems (although Linux is new to the mix, at least for the current...
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Your Data Should Be Agile, Too

Syncsort Blog - Wed, 07/12/2017 - 13:13
The concept of agile software development has revolutionized the way code is written and deployed over the past decade. Could it also reshape data management and analytics? In short, yes. So, let’s talk about agile data management. Defining Agile Within the context of software development and delivery, agile refers to methodologies, tools, and philosophies that help an organization stay flexible. More specifically, an organization that is agile can: Scale its software development operati...
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Data Quality and the Fight Against Security Breaches

Syncsort Blog - Tue, 07/11/2017 - 13:30
How can you avoid falling victim to the next big cyber security breaches? Part of the answer lies in ensuring the quality of your data, which is key to detecting and preventing attacks. You don’t have to be a cyber security expert to know that these are trying times for digital security and privacy. From Heartbleed in 2014, to the Dyn DDoS affair in 2016, to the WannaCry and Petya ransomware attacks this year, security breaches have become a regular part of the news cycle – and those are j...
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The CIO Reading List: The Hard Thing About Hard Things

Informatica Blog - Mon, 07/10/2017 - 18:30
The CIO Reading List “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. Rather than focusing on advice for when things are going well, Horowitz focuses on those moments when leadership is hardest: when...
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Just How Big is Big Data, Anyway?

Syncsort Blog - Mon, 07/10/2017 - 13:30
You know that Big Data involves lots of data. But have you ever stopped to think about just how much data, exactly, goes into Big Data? In other words, how big is Big Data, actually? Defining Big Data Before delving into the question of how big data has to be in order to be considered Big Data, let’s discuss the difficulty of defining what it actually means. There is no official definition of Big Data, of course. What one person considers Big Data may just be a traditional data set in anot...
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3 Webcasts for a Smarter Data: Change Data Capture, Customer Records & Data Confidence

Syncsort Blog - Sat, 07/08/2017 - 13:30
Summer is in full swing! Take a break from the heat and catch up on some best practices for getting more out of your Big Data. We’ve got three recently recorded webcasts featuring a updates to our DMX/DMX-h products, enhancing customer data and a discussion on how data quality can give you data confidence. So sit back, relax and get smarter with your data! Q2 Customer Education Webcast: New DMX Change Data Capture Keeps Your Data Lake Fresh! Watch our latest quarterly customer education ...
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MDM is the Foundation for Intelligent Engagement

Informatica Blog - Thu, 07/06/2017 - 21:30
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,” [1] it’s undeniable. For businesses undergoing data-driven digital transformation, one of the key drivers for success is incorporating master data management (MDM) into the overall CX strategy. This winning combination creates a 360-degree view of the customer, which is crucial for...
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Syncsort’s New Vision for the Future of Big Iron to Big Data

Syncsort Blog - Thu, 07/06/2017 - 13:27
Centerbridge, a leading private investment firm, has announced plans to acquire enterprise software providers Syncsort and Vision Solutions from Clearlake Capital Group. Upon completion of the transaction, Syncsort and Vision will be combined to create a leading “Big Iron to Big Data” platform investment. The combined company, led by Syncsort CEO Josh Rogers, will operate under the Syncsort name and be headquartered in Pearl River, NY. For more information, read the full press release “Centerbr...
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AmerisouceBergen Shifts the Paradigm in Patient Care

Informatica Blog - Wed, 07/05/2017 - 19:30
Digital Transformation: AmerisouceBergen Shifts the Paradigm in Patient Care Ranked #11 on the Fortune 500 list, AmerisourceBergen Corporation has a lot of moving parts. With 1.5 million product lines and 20,000 associates in more than 150 offices in over 50 countries, it’s no wonder the company is considered a global leader in pharmaceutical sourcing and distribution services, serving both healthcare providers and pharmaceutical manufacturers. As an integral part of a robust healthcare supply c...
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Data Analytics Has Bloomed on the Cloud

Informatica Blog - Wed, 07/05/2017 - 18:30
Data analytics guru Tom Davenport says he plans, along with co-author Jeanne Harris, to publish an update to their seminal work, Competing on Analytics, to be released in September. In honor of the 10th anniversary of its first release, he took a look back at the progress that’s been made since 2007. His observation: It’s an entirely different world from 2007, though enterprises still use many of the same tools that were in use back then. “Some technologies from a decade ago are still in broad ...
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Big Data’s Role in Revolutionizing Healthcare

Syncsort Blog - Wed, 07/05/2017 - 13:30
You don’t have to be a doctor to know that the healthcare industry is evolving rapidly. One force behind the change is Big Data, which is enabling a range of innovations and new opportunities. Data has long been important for healthcare, of course. For more than a century, doctors have relied on metrics like heart rate, weight and height to help interpret your health and deliver the best care to you. The advent of Big Data and advanced analytics, however, has elevated the importance of Bi...
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