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Digital Commerce Trends Impacting Product Experience in 2021

Informatica Blog - Fri, 01/15/2021 - 18:00
One of the biggest takeaways from 2020 has been the accelerated shift towards digital commerce channels due to the global COVID-19 pandemic. “Contactless” shopping has quickly become a key consumer request across sales channels and e-commerce continues to grow at a speedy rate despite global economic uncertainty. The themes of this year’s National Retail Federation (NRF) virtual “Retail’s Big Show”  are meant to address the immediate needs facing retailers today, including ways to ens...
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Three Reasons to Celebrate Informatica’s Customer 360 SaaS

Informatica Blog - Mon, 01/11/2021 - 18:00
As we kick off the much-anticipated start of 2021, I am excited to share Informatica’s latest game-changing innovation: Customer 360 Software as a Service (SaaS). Leveraging more than 25 years of experience and innovation, we are redefining the capabilities of modern MDM with an all-in-one approach while maintaining the comprehensiveness and power that made us the leader in master data management. The solution, which became generally available December 19, 2020, provides customer ...
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Genworth Financial Accelerates Data Governance Initiatives with Catalog of Catalogs

Informatica Blog - Fri, 01/08/2021 - 18:00
Implementing a comprehensive enterprise-wide data governance and compliance strategy is a top priority for enterprises of all types and sizes, especially those in regulated industries.  Ask any data governance expert, compliance officer, or Chief Data Officer and they will tell you that it is a critical component of their data management strategy. Enterprises today recognize that governance is essential to derive value from their data and mitigate risks. In a highly complex d...
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People-Centric Governance – How Bristol Myers Squibb Makes Takes a Personal Approach to Data

Informatica Blog - Wed, 01/06/2021 - 19:42
Over the past year, we’ve focused our Data Empowerment Experts series on data governance leaders who are empowering their organizations with trusted data. At the end of the day, empowerment is equal parts data and people. Enterprises need to be concerned that their data can deliver value, and that it can be trusted, easily found, understood, and accessed by the people in their organizations who need it. The organizations that are best at this process understand that if you can get data into ...
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Delivering faster analytics projects with Stitch in the EU

Talend Blog - Mon, 12/28/2020 - 11:18
Stitch is now available with a European data center for faster and compliant analytics   It’s no secret that businesses are undergoing a dramatic digital acceleration during the pandemic. A recent Gartner CFO Survey characterizes this acceleration as “from the pace of a multi-year marathon to a 12-month sprint,” while a McKinsey survey estimates that organizations have shortened the digitization of their customer and supply-chain interactions by three to four years. Lagging behind in turni...
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2021 Data Management Predictions for Financial Services

Informatica Blog - Thu, 12/17/2020 - 18:00
The new year brings new challenges and opportunities across the financial services industry as banks, brokerages, and life and P&C insurance companies prepare to enter with enthusiasm and caution. To help shed some light on what might be in store, I’ve compiled a list of the top predictions in 2021 across financial services:  The industry will need to brace itself from further credit losses and balance sheet exposures: According to Forbes, Forrester Research predic...
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A Toast to Our Intelligent Data Disruptors This Holiday Season

Informatica Blog - Wed, 12/16/2020 - 18:00
As the end of 2020 approaches and the holiday season is in full swing, we’re raising our glasses to celebrate our Informatica customers—our Intelligent Data Disruptors. Our customers have made 2020 a monumental year with their data-driven initiatives. Here are a few success stories we’re excited to shine some extra light on this holiday season: Transforming Student and Mission Outcomes With Cloud Austin Community College has transformed the learning experience for th...
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A Case to Reconstruct the World of Business Applications with Data Governance

Informatica Blog - Mon, 12/14/2020 - 18:00
Many industries worldwide deploy a wide variety of Business Applications (BAs) as a channel to offer services and, in return, they can capture, funnel, store and retrieve data which they can use for business activities such as reporting, predictive analytics, and other operations. Depending on the industry type, BAs can provide a wide array of services and offerings. A few cross-industry examples include: Insurance: Agents selling various types of insurance use BAs to retrieve product nam...
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Reflections on a Year of Empowerment—Creating Value from Trusted Data at McGraw- Hill Education

Informatica Blog - Thu, 12/10/2020 - 18:00
In January of this year, I introduced a new webinar series featuring data governance leaders who are empowering their organizations with trusted data. As part of that series, I’ve had the privilege to sit down each and every month with a collection of experts to highlight their journey, showcase their success, and share their insights on how to get the most out of data. Each is an excellent example of empowerment, and we’ve built an entire page that features every episode from the last twelv...
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Prevent Unemployment Fraud with State-Level Data Management

Informatica Blog - Wed, 12/09/2020 - 18:00
The US Department of Labor (DOL) released a goal statement in FY20 that “By September 30, 2021, the Unemployment Insurance (UI) improper payment rate will be 9.0 percent.” This was against the backdrop of earlier congressional testimony by Scott S. Dahl, DOL’s Inspector General, estimating $26 billion in improper payments made through the UI program was expected via the coronavirus relief bills unless drastic actions were undertaken. As 2020 comes to a close and in the wake of multipl...
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Partnering for Digital Transformation? Maximize Value with Collaborative Partnerships

Informatica Blog - Tue, 12/08/2020 - 19:39
“Enterprise businesses will have 83% of their workloads in the cloud by the end of 2020” (Source: Forbes). This digital transformation journey continues to accelerate in the current environment, as enterprises consider their strategies post pandemic. Enterprise businesses are taking advantage of the acceleration and scale offered by cloud providers to maximize the value of their existing investments as they move to the cloud.  Every application is driven by a business process tha...
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ERP Cloud Migration: Frequently Asked Questions (Part 1)

Informatica Blog - Tue, 12/08/2020 - 18:00
The global pandemic has seen more and more companies accelerate their move to the cloud and become more cost-efficient, agile, and innovative. As an on-demand, self-service environment, the cloud is now vital to achieving end-to-end digital transformation. Now, more than ever, the cloud is helping businesses reinvent and outmaneuver uncertainty. Cloud migration initiatives, such as Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP), Enterprise Performance Management (EPM), Human Capital Managemen...
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Drive Business Insights with Governed Data Lake Management for Amazon S3

Informatica Blog - Fri, 12/04/2020 - 18:00
Enterprises have changed the way they conduct business today as a result of the current pandemic. More and more, CDOs are tasked with providing quick and just-in-time data to internal consumers, while controlling risk and adhering to compliance requirements. Customer engagements have changed as well. Customer engagement models have shifted significantly toward digital with the expectation that businesses will respond quickly. With changing demands, core business models are changing a...
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Chief Data Officers: The Opportunity for Greater Data Use

Informatica Blog - Wed, 12/02/2020 - 18:25
In my recent blog post, I wrote about the priorities and challenges of chief data officers (CDOs) in the financial services industry, as reported in IDC’s state of the chief data officer (CDO) survey commissioned by Informatica.[1] In this blog, I will look at the opportunity for greater use of the data collected by organizations. For those who have not yet read the report, IDC found that less than half of organizations analyze more than 50% of their data. This finding was consistent across r...
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How Cloud EDI Software Helps Modernize Supply Chain Management for Retail and Manufacturing Enterprises

Informatica Blog - Tue, 12/01/2020 - 21:06
Supply chain is the backbone for retail and manufacturing enterprises and it is witnessing a rapid digital transformation. Digitizing and modernizing the supply chain across business operations, processes, and systems enables retail and manufacturing enterprises to meet the demands of the ever-changing trade ecosystem. McKinsey research suggests that, on average, companies that aggressively digitize their supply chains can expect to boost annual revenue growth by 2.3%. Both the manuf...
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Build, Consolidate, and Modernize Analytics in the Cloud with Informatica’s Cloud Mass Ingestion

Informatica Blog - Tue, 12/01/2020 - 18:46
Cloud and AI are Driving a Change in Data Management Practices Data is the new currency, and it’s giving rise to a new data-driven economy. Some recent studies have found that an S&P 500 company’s average lifespan is now less than 20 years – down from 60 years in the 1950s. Almost all industries are changing their business models to derive maximum value from data, which is critical for their growth and survival. Plus, the emergence of unstructured data such as IoT, machi...
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How Informatica Helps You Deliver a Better Customer 360 in Salesforce Today

Informatica Blog - Mon, 11/30/2020 - 20:20
Covid-19 has forced us all to experience new ways to meet and new ways to work. If we can’t go to the office, well, we will bring the office to ourselves via Zoom. The same has happened to events – they have all pretty much gone “virtual” in some form or another.  Dreamforce will be no exception. Billed as “Dreamforce to You” this year, Dreamforce will come to us via our laptops. As one of the preeminent proponents of “customer 360,” they ...
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Migrating to the Cloud with Trust to Accelerate Value through Innovation

Informatica Blog - Mon, 11/30/2020 - 18:12
Is the cloud a great opportunity? Yes, when made safe outside the firewall The current state of explosive data creation and digital use across the world has disrupted business as usual and is driving a true paradigm shift to what Informatica calls Data 4.0. In the new world of AI-driven intelligence and automation, Data 4.0 is either an opportunity for value creation—or a potential liability. Data 4.0 requires businesses to redefine previous assumptions of trusted data use ...
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3 Keys to Effective Data Governance in Healthcare

Informatica Blog - Tue, 11/24/2020 - 18:00
Data. Governance. Two words. Fourteen letters. Loaded with history and pain. The label “data governance” carries with it a lot of baggage in healthcare organizations. Most agree that healthcare data is poorly understood and inadequately documented, and that the resulting reporting and analysis is unreliable and can’t be trusted. This causes frustration among managers and executive decision-makers. Instead of being viewed as a valued asset, data becomes just one more input into...
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Are You Ready to Execute Your Data Strategy?

Informatica Blog - Mon, 11/23/2020 - 18:00
As the pace of industry disruption and company transformation accelerates, ad hoc initiatives and one-off projects around data and analytics aren’t enough for sustainable success. You need a data strategy that will provide a foundation for the future, one that will democratize data and build a strong culture where every employee thinks about data as a strategic asset. To successfully execute on your data strategy, you need to evaluate whether you have prerequisite readiness, both orga...
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