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How Can Informatica’s Cloud B2B Gateway Save You Money?

Informatica Blog - Sat, 02/15/2020 - 00:35
Easily manage your partner community with the new Partner Portal Managing your trading-partner community is extremely important for your business. Simplifying integration with your trading partners can expedite partner onboarding, accelerate data exchange, and reduce operational costs for all parties. In discovery sessions, customers looking for B2B solutions regularly share that they find trading-partner community management to be challenging, time-consuming, and costly. Questio...
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Accelerate Your Healthcare Organization’s Digital Transformation at HIMSS20

Informatica Blog - Thu, 02/13/2020 - 00:57
I went to my first HIMSS conference in 1996. At that time, every doctor with a garage and a good idea had built an EHR and was exhibiting at HIMSS. You walked the floor, and it was huge then, but small compared to today’s health IT conference. Some of my Informatica colleagues had already been going to HIMSS for decades before I arrived. Collectively, our onsite team this year has probably spent well over 100 years attending HIMSS! As a data guy, I’ve always had the fervent belief tha...
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The Evolution of Data Governance at FIS

Informatica Blog - Tue, 02/11/2020 - 21:41
If you take a moment and research culture change, you’ll find a myriad of different articles on how to best navigate new hurdles and overcome challenges to be successful. But this is important research to do whenever you’re launching a new, enterprise-wide data governance program. As a governance leader, you are always going to be faced with the uphill battle of those who refuse to see governance as anything but compliance and red tape, instead of a team that can drive real organizational va...
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Master Data Governance: 8 Best Practices

Informatica Blog - Mon, 02/10/2020 - 17:52
What is Master Data Governance? Master data governance is the application of data governance in order to improve the management of a subset of data called master data. Master data is the core data domains that you use to run a business or organization. For example, you might buy materials, from suppliers, to build products, that you sell to customers, and deliver those products with partners. Having accurate and consistent material, supplier, product, customer and partner d...
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Keep It Simple, Stupid (KISS) Guidelines

Informatica Blog - Fri, 02/07/2020 - 18:55
As any student in design school can tell you, the first design principle you come across is “KISS” (Keep It Simple, Stupid). This acronym, attributed to the late Lockheed Skunk Works lead engineer Kelly Johnson, is best understood if you remember that Lockheed’s products were often designed to be used in the theater of war. Kelly’s acronym would remind the designers at Lockheed that whatever they designed and built had to be simple enough so that it could be maintained and repaired in the fi...
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Enhance Customer Experience Using Real-time Motion Insights from IoT and Wi-Fi Data with Datumize and Informatica

Informatica Blog - Thu, 02/06/2020 - 17:32
Learn how the integration between Datumize Data Collector (DDC) and Informatica  Data Engineering Streaming (DES) allows companies to enjoy valuable and timely insights about movements inside their facilities. This blog is co-authored by Nacho Lafuente, Founder & CEO, Datumize. In recent years, location-based analytics has opened the door to a new competitive intelligence for companies in different verticals. From logistics to hospitality, airports, amusement parks, and even smart...
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Master the Complexity of Big Data in Manufacturing

Informatica Blog - Tue, 02/04/2020 - 23:55
Nimble manufacturers are aware that they are in the midst of a fundamental shift that creates enormous opportunities, even as they face a global market and political mood filled with uncertainty. Some of these unknowns—like Brexit, tariff wars, and the renegotiation of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA)—are significant geopolitical events that will likely disrupt established cross-border supply chains. The current manufacturing paradigm, Industry 4.0, focuses on the end...
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Apply Streaming Analytics Technology to Improve Medical Care

Informatica Blog - Mon, 02/03/2020 - 20:30
In this first of our three-part blog series focusing on the application of streaming analytics to an industry problem, we cover use cases in the healthcare sector. The emergence of real-time streaming analytics technology in the last decade has significantly improved medical analysis while reducing the workload on nurses and doctors. Using Internet of Things technologies and streaming analytics, leading healthcare providers are harnessing data streams to spot trends and patterns sooner. As a...
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How AI-Powered Enterprise Data Preparation Empowers DataOps Teams

Informatica Blog - Thu, 01/30/2020 - 17:38
Enterprise data preparation is a team sport. Right? Any DataOps team – including data engineers, data scientists, and data analysts – will want to quickly discover, validate, share and collaborate on data including creating fully cleansed, transformed and governed data pipelines at scale.  However, that is not the reality that most DataOps teams get to experience in their daily work-life.  Ask any data engineer, data scientist, or data analyst and they will tell you that while data...
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How an Acquisition Informatica Made 10 Years Ago Led to Our Next Phase of Great

Informatica Blog - Wed, 01/29/2020 - 18:14
This week marks the 10th anniversary of the Informatica acquisition of Siperian. In the ten years since that acquisition, Siperian has been renamed Informatica Multidomain MDM, and is now recognized as a leading solution in the market. More than 2,000 organizations now count on Informatica to solve some of the most complex data challenges that would otherwise hinder their ability to grow fast and allows them to intelligently address their...
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Data Privacy Day: CCPA Resources

Informatica Blog - Tue, 01/28/2020 - 20:51
January 1, 2020, marked the effective date for the long-awaited California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA). However, if you’re like most of the companies affected by this groundbreaking privacy compliance mandate—which, according to a December 2019 survey, represented anywhere from 90% to 99% of companies out there—you may not feel as though you’re ready to respond. Protecting the world’s fifth-largest economy, the CCPA represents new obligations for any company doing business with residents of C...
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Don’t You Just Love being in Control?!

Informatica Blog - Mon, 01/27/2020 - 14:49
Earlier this year, Alex Tim and I delivered a workshop at the UX STRAT conference in Amsterdam. We developed our “AI Design for Enterprise Products” workshop for UX designers across industries, and centered around our experience working on CLAIRE, Informatica’s cutting edge AI technology featured in many of the company’s products. We spent the majority of our time discussing our thoughts on Informatica’s five UX design principles for delivering a greater user experience for Artificial Intelligen...
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Leadership and Vision: Why Informatica is in the Best Position to Help Organizations Succeed

Informatica Blog - Thu, 01/23/2020 - 17:20
Leadership and vision are two critical tenets of a successful business. While leadership is about focusing attention on what matters most to customers, vision is about how we deal with today’s realities, as well as how we address the future. Vision represents who we are and what we stand for. Leadership and vision—and how they have driven Informatica from the very beginning—are part of the reason I decided to join Informatica 5 years ago. It also explains why we have designed and buil...
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The Rise of Chief Data Officers in the Federal Government

Informatica Blog - Thu, 01/16/2020 - 19:56
With the US Office of Management and Budget’s (OMB) recent release of the Federal Data Strategy 2020 Year One Action Plan, there is now unprecedented opportunity in the coming decade to fundamentally change—for the better—the Federal Government’s approach to leveraging data as a strategic asset. The Action Plan, coupled with the 2019 OPEN Government Data Act, provides agency Chief Data Officers (CDOs) with the justification to lead change throughout their organizations that will not only democra...
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Healthcare Transformation: Goodbye Data Frustration, Hello Data Freedom, Part II

Informatica Blog - Wed, 01/15/2020 - 18:26
This second in a series focusing on the challenges and changes facing healthcare payers and providers focuses on how data management holds the promise of a cure for what ails the healthcare industry. Every transformational healthcare initiative today has a significant reliance on the availability of accessible, trusted and secure data. In my previous post, I explored the variety of data frustrations that healthcare technology professionals from both provider and payer organizations have conte...
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Exploit Perishable Insights with Informatica’s Intelligent Streaming Solution

Informatica Blog - Tue, 01/14/2020 - 21:04
With the number of connected devices expected to reach 50 billion by 2020[1], there is a huge volume of data that is being generated. These devices are changing lives—and the nature of data. This data provides businesses with nearly real-time access into how its products are being used. Organizations need to identify and act on this data in real time or else they will lose out to competitors as the latency in the data will make the insights perishable. What are perishable insights...
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Guide to Ingesting Data Into Your Cloud Data Lake for BI and Real-Time Streaming Analytics

Informatica Blog - Mon, 01/13/2020 - 22:03
Data is driving the strategic decisions within organizations. Because data is such an important asset, it is essential to capture data from a variety of sources across the enterprise, including partner ecosystem and third-party data. Many organizations have started initiatives to bring data from the various sources and move it onto data lakes or messaging systems such as Kafka so that they can integrate and analyze the data to help drive critical business decisions. Business use cases A ...
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Data Governance Best Practices in Focus: Gaining Clarity and Learning from Data Governance Experts

Informatica Blog - Fri, 01/10/2020 - 18:10
As someone who’s worn glasses his whole life, I’m all too aware that the phrase “20/20” means that you have perfect vision. For many, the year 2020 also provides a new opportunity for clarity in your professional career. This time of year, there are countless posts online about how to best take advantage of the new decade, ways you can work on yourself, and tips for setting goals for the year ahead. If you’re like me, then learning from other’s experiences—whether in books, in person at events, ...
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Hybrid Integration Platform: 3 Critical Drivers for Your HIP Strategy

Informatica Blog - Wed, 01/08/2020 - 23:54
If integration and data management are not already part of your technology and IT operations strategy, they soon will be. The push towards digital transformation and the adoption and consumption of lightweight microservices, advanced analytics, etc. are demanding more from today’s platforms. At the heart of today’s modernization initiatives is cloud technology. A lot of existing workloads are on-premises, and many organizations plan to retain some of those on-premises investments long term while...
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Getting Application Modernization Right with Informatica Cloud Application Integration and Data Quality

Informatica Blog - Tue, 01/07/2020 - 00:26
Why App/API Integration and Data Quality Matter When You’re Trying to Avoid Code, Load and Explode Co-authored with Ruma Sanyal, Director, Hybrid Integration Platform and iPaaS. Application modernization is the refactoring, re-purposing, or consolidation of legacy software programming to align more closely with current business needs. As Orbis Research’s Global Application Modernization Services Market 2019 Analysis explains, “the goal of an application modernization project is to cre...
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