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Next Gen Analytics Strategies — The Future of Data Management is All About AI

Wed, 06/13/2018 - 19:15
With a successful Informatica World 2018 behind us I’d like to share a recap of my session on Next Gen Analytics (NGA) Strategies in a six-part blog series (one on each strategy). I suggest you read the blog I wrote the week before Informatica World that summarized the strategies. Enterprise unified metadata foundation powered by AI Data cataloguing is the first step Optimize the data pipeline for Big Data End-to-end collaborative data governance Build in data privacy and protection Architect f...
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A Practical Guide to your Data Strategy

Tue, 06/12/2018 - 19:15
My last blog suggested Change Big and drive your data-driven transformation for new types of innovation and creativity like: Accelerate predictive modelling, machine learning, and data mining: Making faster, better decisions that execute business strategy Automate manual processes: Digitize information to streamline end-to-end business processes Improve business agility: Allowing the business to pivot fast in response to change Become a customer-centric company: Using data for creating differen...
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Data Strategy Playbook: Insights from CIOs and Industry Analysts

Mon, 06/11/2018 - 19:15
Every CIO knows that data strategy is central to the success of the modern business, and a data-oriented company like Informatica has a front-row seat to the power of data and the challenge of drawing maximum insights and value from it. In fact, we spent much of last year at live events hearing CIOs describe their struggles to create a concrete, actionable data strategy. We knew there had to be a way to help. So we commissioned journalist John Gallant, whose years at IDG have included working wi...
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Keeping it Real: Introducing AI-Driven Informatica Data Concierge

Thu, 06/07/2018 - 19:15
This blog is co-authored by Ron Lunasin and Rik Tamm-Daniels AI is probably one of the most hyped terms in technology of the last 5-10 years, if not of all time. Many companies are struggling to understand how to leverage the potential of AI. At Informatica World 2018, Amit Walia, Informatica President, Product and Strategic Ecosystems, showcased a very real way in which AI can deliver transformative results. Together with our partner, Cognizant, Informatica developed and showcased the world’s f...
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Congratulations to Medidata, Informatica Innovation Award Honoree

Wed, 06/06/2018 - 20:15
The Informatica team congratulates Medidata on becoming a 2018 Innovation Award Honoree. A big thank you to the Medidata team that came to Informatica World to share the results of their modernization project. Medidata’s story about accelerating clinical trials and revenue growth by using Informatica Intelligent Cloud Services together with AWS (Amazon Web Services) to automate business processes and data warehousing is truly inspirational. Medidata is transforming clinical trials for sponsors, ...
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The Magic of Artificial Intelligence

Wed, 06/06/2018 - 19:15
“Every great magic trick consists of three acts. The first part is called “The Pledge”. The magician shows you something ordinary: a deck of cards, a bird or a man. He shows you an object. The second act is called “The Turn.” The magician takes the ordinary something and makes it do something extraordinary. Now you’re looking for the secret… but you won’t find it. You wouldn’t clap yet. Because making something disappear isn’t enough; you hav...
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The New CIO: Change Inspiration Officer

Mon, 06/04/2018 - 19:15
If you’re a CIO, you’ve probably been through an experience like this: You’re leading an enterprise-wide digital transformation effort. You’ve created the cross-functional steering committee, developed the strategies, architected the technologies, and created a realistic roadmap that includes reengineering the business processes needed to make the transformation a success. Everything’s on track. Until you start rolling it out. Suddenly it seems like you have an all-out rebellion on your hands. E...
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Hesitation to Bringing Blockchain into the Data Environment

Thu, 05/31/2018 - 19:15
Is blockchain – the global distributed ledger – suitable for any data environment? That’s the question taken up by Julian Ereth in one of his latest posts for Eckerson Group. His prognosis: hold that thought for now. “It is still unclear if and when blockchain will make its way into enterprise data architectures,” he says. A blockchain approach runs counter to the centralized tendencies of enterprise data centers. In fact, much of the work in recent years – toward enterprise cloud and enterprise...
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Building Your Cloud Strategy from Your Data Strategy

Wed, 05/30/2018 - 18:45
Recently, I’ve been using this “Journey to Cloud” blog to look at specific challenges that I or my team have seen in organizations implementing cloud solutions. But for this post, I’d like to step back to the macro view to discuss strategy. Tech journalist John Gallant and I have just finished a guide to data strategy, aimed at the CIO Called The Data Strategy Playbook, it combines what I’ve learned in my career with the knowledge John gained over decades with IDG publications such as, N...
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The Three Dimensions of a 360 Customer View

Mon, 05/28/2018 - 19:15
My last blog introduced how a 360 customer view fuels long-term customer engagement and loyalty through personalized interactions at scale. The benefits of “360” are significant: better marketing, relevant communications, greater efficiency, stronger customer relationships, and ultimately, competitive advantage. I highlighted that this is why Hyatt customers go out of their way to stay at a Hyatt property. The value of a 360 approach means understanding who your customer is and then applying tha...
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Jumpstart Your Data Warehousing Journey to Azure with the Industry’s Number One iPaaS

Tue, 05/22/2018 - 18:00
A major driver to greater public cloud adoption is the digital transformation of organizations, of which data is at the heart. The faster you can accelerate the shift of data-intensive operations and workloads to cloud platforms, like Microsoft Azure, the faster you can capitalize on the inherent performance, agility and cost savings it offers. Today at Informatica World, our CEO Anil Chakravarthy and the EVP of Microsoft Cloud and Enterprise Group, Scott Guthrie jointly announced the preview of...
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Data Governance & Compliance Gets Intelligent at Informatica World 2018

Mon, 05/21/2018 - 01:45
If there are any certainties in the world of data governance and compliance it is that there will be more data, more regulations to comply with, and constant change. In addition, there is a growing awareness that data governance is absolutely essential to delivering analytics insights built on trusted data. It’s never been more important to discover and understand data quickly and to understand which data is sensitive and must be managed and protected. That’s why the data governance story starts...
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Deeper Engagement with Master Data Management at Informatica World 2018

Sun, 05/20/2018 - 23:45
Successful data-driven digital transformation initiatives run on data. And a critical part of that data management solution is the single view of data provided by Master Data Management (MDM). Organizations are using Informatica MDM to drive game-changing initiatives around customer engagement, supplier engagement and omni-channel marketing that differentiate their services and products in the marketplace and accelerate the delivery of business value. The world of MDM is rapidly changing, and ou...
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Going Beyond iPaaS at Informatica World 2018

Sun, 05/20/2018 - 20:54
As organizations stand up new cloud systems there is the growing realization that it is not “the cloud,” but multiple clouds. Each new application runs in a cloud, each platform is a different cloud in its own right, and there are strengths and weaknesses to each of them. Many organizations are finding themselves using multiple cloud platforms (AWS, Azure, Google Cloud) for different purposes. As if the challenge of enterprise data management wasn’t great enough, we now have it fragmenting out i...
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Big Data Management is Cloud Ready at Informatica World 2018

Sat, 05/19/2018 - 19:38
Sometimes people lose sight of the “why” of big data. It’s all about delivering actionable insights that will give your organization a leg up on your competition. This can be by creating new sources of revenue, new analytics insights to drive better customer experiences, or even new insights that will save lives. Initiatives like this require delivering data you can trust faster than ever before to make these insights possible. And that brings us to cloud. 2018 has been something of a tipping p...
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Informatica Global Customer Support Garners Top Rating in Comprehensive TSIA Audit

Fri, 05/18/2018 - 23:30
At Informatica, acceleration of the transformation to a subscription business is contingent on delivering best in class services to drive customer success. To Establish Informatica as a leader in services excellence, last October, the Informatica Global Customer Support (GCS) team undertook the rigorous assignment of a Technology Services Industry Association (TSIA) audit that would measure Informatica on nearly 300 best practices across six separate components of technology service and support ...
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GDPR Through a New Lens

Fri, 05/18/2018 - 21:10
May 25th is only a few days away. It’s no surprise that some corporate executives are panicked about the European Union (EU) General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) taking effect on this date. Some have procrastinated about the change, trying to figure out what to do at the last minute to avoid potentially millions of dollars in fines and risk to their reputation. It’s time to view GDPR compliance efforts through a different lens. Not as a scary beast but as an opportunity to effectively manag...
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Informatica World 2018: The Journey Continues

Fri, 05/18/2018 - 04:15
This year, we’re excited to bring Informatica World 2018 back to Las Vegas from May 21-24. As the leader in Enterprise Cloud Data Management, our mission is to accelerate your data-driven digital transformation, and Informatica World is the perfect opportunity for you to learn from experiences data management practitioners from our customers and partners, as well as our own experts. We hope to see you there, where you will not only connect with industry leaders, experts and professionals who un...
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1+1 = 3 The Power of Informatica’s Ecosystem at Informatica World 2018!

Thu, 05/17/2018 - 21:30
OK, so my math may be a bit off… But I also cannot forget time and again the customer stories which demonstrate that “better together” really works for them. At Informatica, we are on a singular mission to help accelerate our customers’ data-driven digital transformation. Towards that goal, we work closely with key strategic ecosystem partners to jointly help those customers successfully transform their business. At Informatica World 2018, we are proud to showcase the many ways in which Informat...
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You Have to Change Anyway, So Why Not Change Big?

Thu, 05/17/2018 - 19:15
Ideas for data-driven innovation and change are everywhere like this one Data Is the New Currency of Digital Transformation by Anil Chakravarthy. Or maybe you’re working on new technologies for predictive analytics, big data, cloud, customer master data and mobile apps. The point is you have to change to keep up with new technologies, market pressures and new business models. So why not make a big change; a transformation. The process for a big change or little change is the same. Isn̵...
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