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Getting to Customer Centricity with the Informatica Intelligent Data Management Cloud

Informatica Blog - Tue, 05/11/2021 - 19:32
Customer centricity is the new new thing.  It makes sense.  Today, you walk into a store, and you get very personal offers.  The clerks may know your name, may already know your buying history, and may be able to offer some good recommendations for you.  We see some of the same behavior in our online transactions.  And now, the global pandemic has pushed many more of our transactions digitally and online.  How does a store stay customer-centric when your sto...
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Informatica Leaders Make the CRN “Women of the Channel 2021” List

Informatica Blog - Tue, 05/11/2021 - 16:51
This past year has tested us in many ways, with women facing historical challenges as they navigate the dual challenges of working remotely and coping with family life. That’s what makes it extra special to be able to recognize three women at Informatica for being named to CRN’s Women of the Channel for 2021—Aisling Mahoney, Katy Garcia and Tamara Striffler. Congratulations for this well-deserved recognition and thank you to CRN for naming them to this highly respected list. Each year...
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Solving the Right Data Problem. Finally.

Talend Blog - Tue, 05/11/2021 - 11:02
Making the case for universal data health standards It’s a big data world; we’re just living in it In late 2020, a CEO at an American bank revealed the thinking that’s becoming common in many businesses these days. “We’re a 103-year-old bank,” their CEO told me. “We’re doing everything on spreadsheets. But we are trying to become a highly profitable, digital-first bank that anticipates financial needs and empowers our clients with frictionless experiences. We need to become a data company.” Comp...
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Trusted Data Takes Center Stage

Informatica Blog - Mon, 05/10/2021 - 16:13
This week, Informatica will host its MDM 360 and Data Governance Summit. This annual conference has become a mainstay for the worldwide data governance community—and this year will be no different. We have planned an exciting lineup of internal thought leaders, industry partners, and insightful customer interviews. For the Data Governance part of the Summit, we’ll focus on how empowering organizations with trusted data has had to evolve over this last year. In unprecedented times, wi...
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How to Infuse Artificial Intelligence into Cloud Data Management

Informatica Blog - Fri, 05/07/2021 - 20:04
The Impact of AI Last year, the global impact of the coronavirus helped fuel the adoption of artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) in almost every industry as organizations accelerated their digital transformation journeys. The pandemic has brought considerable changes in many areas, like faster drug delivery, remote working, efficient supply chain management, virtual meetings, online learning for students, and more. Technology stocks have seen massive growth in their...
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Using Data Issue Management to Solve Problems and Drive Value

Informatica Blog - Thu, 05/06/2021 - 15:55
In the early days of data governance, the main driver was regulatory: being able to certify that an organization knows where its critical data assets are, has defined ownership for those assets that can attest to their validity, and ultimately avoid risks and fines.  As data governance has evolved, however, it has become much more about driving productivity, re-use, visibility and understanding of relevant data sets to help the business perform and enable business transformation. This is...
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From Informed Decisions to Innovation: How Medtronic Leverages Governance as a Foundation of Trust

Informatica Blog - Wed, 05/05/2021 - 16:36
As a data governance leader, how many times have you been asked, “where is this data,” or “what does this data mean” or even “why doesn’t this information match”? I can feel your eyes rolling now. The answer is — say it with me – all of the time! Beyond regulatory compliance, answering these types of questions are unbelievably common. Addressing these common issues has formed the basis for modern data intelligence efforts. As data governance practitioners, your role has morphed to empowe...
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Informatica Enterprise Accelerator supercharges intelligence for Microsoft Dynamics 365 Customer Insights

Informatica Blog - Tue, 05/04/2021 - 12:00
Better Data -> Better Insights -> Better Decisions “Customer Centric experiences are no longer optional, they are mandatory.” This statement is the most non-controversial and agreeable proclamation within any organization. Forrester’s research1 shows that 80% of customers will spend more with a brand that provides an exceptional experience, and their research also confirms that organizations that leverage insights through customer data outperform their peers by 80% in sales growth and b...
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Why Do Enterprises Today Need Data Cataloging More Than Ever?

Informatica Blog - Mon, 05/03/2021 - 20:56
The data landscape is changing and growing rapidly. Data has become the new competitive battlefield of our time. As a result, many organizations today are committed to become “data-driven.” However, leading organizations seem to be failing in these efforts. The 2019 Big Data and AI Executive Survey published by NewVantage Partners revealed the percentage of organizations identifying themselves as being data-driven has been steadily declining from 37.1% in 2017 to 32.4% in 2018 to 31.0...
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Three Ways Informatica’s Intelligent Data Management Cloud Improves Master Data Management

Informatica Blog - Fri, 04/30/2021 - 16:26
At Informatica World 2021, our CEO Amit Walia announced the Informatica Intelligent Data Management Cloud, and Chief Product Officer Jitesh Ghai discussed the key attributes and services provided. (Watch the video from the keynote announcement.) In this blog post, I’m going one layer deeper to show how the Informatica Intelligent Data Management Cloud improves simplicity, productivity and scale of master data management (MDM). Let’s look closer at the three ways the Intelligent Data M...
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Evaluating a Data Integration Platform – the ROI Way

Informatica Blog - Wed, 04/28/2021 - 22:08
How many of you look into the nutritional information and ingredients before you buy a packaged food product? As consumers, we perceive value based on how much we can decode the ingredient labels and match it to the price at which it is offered. While it’s easy to relate an ingredient like refined sugar to unhealthiness, it’s another thing to rightly estimate the hidden price that you pay for consuming that sugary food. In IT things are not getting any different.  When you focus ...
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Keys to Improving Data Literacy in Today’s Data-Driven Enterprises

Informatica Blog - Wed, 04/28/2021 - 20:23
Across every industry from financial services to healthcare, companies are creating, storing, analyzing, and leveraging data more than ever before to combat fraud, find new cures to deadly diseases, and automate entire industries with data-powered artificial intelligence and machine learning robotics.  Modern data integration, data quality, and data engineering technologies have made it easier than ever to access, transform, standardize, cleanse, and store data in a cloud data wareh...
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Integrating Data to Build Emotional Health: How SU Queensland Uses Talend to Enrich Service Delivery

Talend Blog - Wed, 04/28/2021 - 14:02
  The mission statement is so direct and uncomplicated. SU Queensland, a non-profit organization based in Australia, is all about “bringing hope to a young generation.” The realities of delivering on this charter, of course, are multi-dimensional and complex. SU Queensland provides a wide range of services to schools, churches, and community groups across Australia, including youth camps, school chaplains, community engagement programs, and training and support for counselors and youth wor...
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What Is Data Intelligence and Why Is it Important?

Informatica Blog - Tue, 04/27/2021 - 23:27
. “The world’s most valuable resource is no longer oil, but data,” claimed The Economist back in 2017. You’ve probably heard the short version (“Data is the new oil!”) at your last big data engineering conference or from leading data governance experts. Then there’s my favorite, which cuts to the chase: Data is “the currency of the 21st century,” as it best describes how companies now value strategic, business-critical, and personally sensitive data used for data intelligence. What is ...
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Deep Metadata Extraction and Data Lineage with an AI-Powered Data Catalog

Informatica Blog - Tue, 04/27/2021 - 18:27
The importance of data lineage and deep metadata extraction cannot be over-stressed.  Data lineage is key to building trust in data.  Without data lineage, it would be virtually impossible for any enterprise to derive value from its data or embark on any strategic initiative at scale such as data governance and compliance, self-service analytics or data warehouse modernization, among other business imperatives. At an aggregate level, data lineage serves as a detailed map of all your d...
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Empowering Their Staff with the Best Data at Kelly Services

Informatica Blog - Thu, 04/22/2021 - 23:40
Kelly Services is a 74-year-old global leading staffing and workforce management organization. In order to provide the best experience to their customers, they needed data that they could rely on to make accurate decisions. This required building a framework and foundation with a common language around what their data means. They needed standards and consistency in order to foster data self-service and empower visibility. During the next Data Empowerment Experts session, I’ll sit down...
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9 Things to Look for When Choosing a Modern, Cloud-Based B2B EDI Solution

Informatica Blog - Wed, 04/21/2021 - 16:43
9 Critical Considerations for Making an Informed Decision on B2B EDI As part of digital transformation initiatives in global trade, organizations are adopting cloud applications to automate and digitize their supply chain management. Electronic Data Interchange (EDI) is the holy grail for B2B communications and plays a critical role in supply chain modernization efforts. According to Forrester Research, the total number of global EDI transactions will exceed 20 billion per year [1...
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Achieving Energy Efficiency With Data Efficiency: Vermont Gas + Data Governance Leaders

Talend Blog - Wed, 04/21/2021 - 14:01
    Vermont Gas (VGS) is a leader in energy efficiency and innovation, offering a clean, safe, affordable choice for over 53,000 homes, businesses, and institutions in northwest Vermont.  They pride themselves on providing timely, comprehensive service for all their customers, ensuring they have heat, hot water, and energy to get through the cold New England winter. However, VGS noted they were having some trouble getting service orders completed efficiently. They found they didn’t have eno...
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Financial Services: The Importance of Informatica’s Intelligent Data Management Cloud

Informatica Blog - Tue, 04/20/2021 - 15:22
Financial services organizations cannot afford to take short cuts when it comes to managing data for their business needs. Whether you are a credit union, a life insurance company, a retail brokerage, or a Global Systemically Important Bank (G-SIB), it is critically important to ensure every business unit, application, and end user has access to timely, trusted, transparent, and secure data to: Enhance customer experienceExpand wallet shareStrengthen risk management and complianceComb...
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Four Big Data Capabilities for Customer-Centricity

Informatica Blog - Tue, 04/20/2021 - 00:01
What is a customer-centricity strategy? Customer-centricity is a mindset, a culture, a mantra. It is only achieved when everyone within an organization is laser-focused on the customer and puts the customer at the center of every decision and action. Simply put, having a customer-centric strategy is the key to delivering better customer experiences (CX). Taking a customer-centric approach to your business is no longer optional – it is required to remain competitive. Customers h...
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