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A Business 360 Delivers Context to Realize a Successful Digital Transformation

Informatica Blog - Thu, 07/02/2020 - 22:35
Digital transformation has been a strategic corporate initiative for some time. Since the rapid onset of COVID-19, the pressure to transform has accelerated and become mission critical as digital has become the primary—or only—channel for most industries. What is digital transformation? Fundamentally, it is about converting analog processes to a digital format. The result is a rich set of data generated by these new digital processes: marketers can successfully execute retention c...
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Leave No Metadata Behind with AI-powered Enterprise Data Catalog Advanced Scanners

Informatica Blog - Thu, 07/02/2020 - 15:00
Metadata connectivity is a critical component of data cataloging. It  helps establish the unified metadata foundation required to drive successful data-driven digital transformation initiatives with intelligence and automation.  At Informatica, we have been working with many of the leading Global 2000 and Fortune 500 enterprises across industries and geographies to help them intelligently catalog and govern all their data at scale across a highly complex data landscape by leveraging be...
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An iPaaS Designed for Business Continuity: Keeping Your Mission-Critical Operations Up and Running

Informatica Blog - Wed, 07/01/2020 - 21:00
The Covid-19 pandemic has emphasized the need for operational resilience in the wake of unexpected business disruptions. IT leaders have been busy reviewing their business processes and technology stacks to make sure they support one of the central mandates of executive leadership: business continuity. For many of these leaders, cloud services like integration platform as a service (iPaaS) are key to their strategic business continuity plans. Why is business continuity a big deal?...
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Rein in Improper Government Payments With Data Management

Informatica Blog - Tue, 06/30/2020 - 20:18
Improper payments have been a growing challenge for government entities as they work to support citizens in times of crisis. In 2019, over $175 billion in improper payments were issued by the Federal Government. That’s a 15% increase from 2018. Underlying factors around improper payments are not always due to fraud—inaccurate citizen data, coding errors, and the lack of a single source of truth also compound the problem. These challenges will increase as Federal and State governments ...
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Six Steps to Sustainable Privacy Maturity

Informatica Blog - Mon, 06/29/2020 - 21:25
Co-authored with Graham Thomas, Cognizant Global Head of Data Privacy. Is privacy dropping off the corporate agenda? Even as regulations and legislation for data protection march on, an alarming number of privacy programs are being quietly pushed to the back burner. A global assessment conducted by Informatica and Cognizant reveals that organizations are shrugging off privacy risks at the worst possible time – just as consumers are actively prioritizing trust and confidence. F...
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Keep your foot on the pedal – the privacy protection journey has only just begun

Informatica Blog - Fri, 06/26/2020 - 23:27
Privacy regulation is on the march. Companies are being hit with mega-fines while new sets of rules keep coming into force, yet many organizations seem to be in data denial. Global market assessments carried out by Informatica and Cognizant reveal a litany of once-active privacy programs that have lost momentum and are idling due to neglect. Some of this is clearly down to uncertainty about the future business environment. But the biggest driver – misconceptions about what compliance means...
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Powering Customer Experience with Salesforce and Informatica

Informatica Blog - Fri, 06/26/2020 - 00:33
Sales, marketing, and customer service leaders have been in a race to provide the best possible customer experience ever since they learned how much it can help drive revenue. The decision-making needed to successfully accomplish this requires speedy access to good, clean data. For many companies, that data starts with Salesforce. The cornerstone for providing an excellent customer experience, customer data is perhaps the single most valuable asset a company has. However, it can be chall...
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Data Quality Is Central to All Data Integration Projects

Informatica Blog - Wed, 06/24/2020 - 21:07
When doing some research for this article I came across the following quote from TDWI in 2006: “Profiling, data quality, and data integration are three business practices that go together like bread, butter, and jam. . . data management professionals and their business counterparts need to coordinate efforts and design projects that integrate all three practices effectively.” Now fast-forward to 2020 and TDWI still highlights the importance of data quality and data management: “Organizations mus...
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Data 4.0: A New 360-Degree Perspective With Master Data Management

Informatica Blog - Tue, 06/23/2020 - 19:14
We’ve been on an exponential path with data over the last decade. During Data 1.0, we used data to drive specific business applications and those applications managed master data. Data 2.0 saw data supporting enterprise-wide business processes and we used master data management (MDM) tools to ensure consistency of master data across applications. And in Data 3.0, MDM evolved from tools to master data management solutions that provide 360-degree views of individual MDM domains, such as Customer 3...
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A Passion for Better Data Governance

Informatica Blog - Mon, 06/22/2020 - 22:40
For a considerable number of individuals, data governance is a project of passion. These are the people who find their calling and dedicate their lives and their careers so they can consistently improve the quality of data to deliver real business value. They are the true believers in what trusted data can do for a project, a line of business, or an entire organization. Sadly, that same attitude is not equally shared by everyone: for those folks, governance still feels like “government,” and rep...
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Informatica Named a 2020 Gartner Peer Insights Customers’ Choice for Master Data Management Solutions

Informatica Blog - Mon, 06/22/2020 - 21:22
Our customers are at the heart of our success. That is to say, here at Informatica we realize that without our customers’ success, guidance, and innovative use of our solutions, our continued industry leadership would not be possible.   And it is because our customers have shared their experiences that Informatica has been recognized as a Customers’ Choice in the 2020 Gartner Peer Insights ‘Voice of the Customer’: Master Data Management Solutions. The Informatica...
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MDM SaaS: Five Things You Need to Know

Informatica Blog - Fri, 06/19/2020 - 22:42
I’m often asked about the differences between software as a service (SaaS)-based master data management (MDM) and on-premises MDM. The answer is not that simple and requires a bit of explanation. To understand this better requires an explanation of what SaaS is, as well as why companies choose it rather than an on-premises solution. Let’s start with the basic definition of MDM SaaS. What is MDM SaaS? MDM SaaS (or SaaS MDM) is master data management software hosted on the clo...
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Data Lake and Data Warehouse Modernization in the Cloud – 3 Steps to Avoid Past Mistakes

Informatica Blog - Fri, 06/19/2020 - 18:33
Realize the Benefits of Cloud with the Three-Pillar Framework Tetris is a fun game that we’ve all played it at some point or the other. As you progress in the game, you make mistakes and learn from them. Then you get better and score higher. It’s the same idea with the cloud data management and data lake and data warehouse modernization. Ok, now it’s not so trivial! But the idea is the same: not to repeat past mistakes from on-premises data lakes and data warehouses. What do I mean by...
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Informatica Wins Snowflake Data Lake Partner of the Year

Informatica Blog - Thu, 06/18/2020 - 18:23
And the Winner Is…?  Informatica!   We’re excited to announce that Informatica was recognized as the Snowflake Data Lake Partner of the Year for Cloud Analytics this week at Snowflake’s virtual partner summit. Thanks to our longstanding partnership and deep technology integrations, we’ve been designated an Elite partner in their new Technology Partner Program and are Snowflake-ready. That means our joint solution is validated and certified on Snowflake, so customers can feel con...
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The CDO’s Role in Crisis Management

Informatica Blog - Wed, 06/17/2020 - 18:02
Over the last several months, I’ve had the opportunity to be involved in discussions with chief data officers (CDOs) about how they are dealing with the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. Across industries, there are three key themes that have consistently surfaced. Dealing with the Initial Shock A crisis such as a global pandemic creates an uncertain and highly volatile environment. CDOs I’ve been in discussions with talk about the need to quickly assess conditions, develop immediate re...
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Change Data Capture: The Triangle Offense of the Data World

Informatica Blog - Tue, 06/16/2020 - 18:00
The fundamental shift from on-premises to cloud is disrupting traditional methods of handling, analyzing, and processing data. Modern cloud data management is enabling companies to take advantage of the exponential growth of data and provides benefits such as performance, availability, cost, manageability, and flexibility. You can quickly build an analogy with this disruption in technology to the world of sports. Let me give you an example in the game of basketball. Figure 1: The triangle...
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Operationalizing Data Governance

Informatica Blog - Mon, 06/15/2020 - 18:39
The Data Governance Silo Breaking through silos within organizations is often a primary focus of modern data governance initiatives. This is a sensible objective, as it’s only when we collaborate across disciplines and functions that we can begin to gather a holistic view of our data and business landscapes, and ultimately make better-informed decisions. However, all too often, there is a lack of proper planning for this goal, and the governance team who started out with the best ...
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Higher Education Needs Data-Driven Contact Tracing to Reopen

Informatica Blog - Fri, 06/12/2020 - 20:19
The COVID-19 pandemic has disrupted the lives of higher education students, faculty, and staff that depend upon these colleges and universities. While many of these schools have demonstrated resilience and innovation by embracing distance learning, guidance, and support for their students, the financial viability of these schools will remain at risk if they can’t clear the path for everybody to return to campus as soon as possible. This can happen only if a comprehensive plan is in place to ensu...
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Healthcare Consent Management Demands Newfound Respect for the Checkbox

Informatica Blog - Thu, 06/11/2020 - 19:17
We are all familiar with the endless and repetitive paperwork required at each doctor’s office visit. We complete them as quickly as possible and check the boxes with often just a brief scan. However, those little check boxes on the forms are about to play a much bigger role in how payer and provider organizations, along with commercial businesses, interact with our healthcare data. The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) and Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information...
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Talend Named a Leader in the Enterprise Data Fabric, Q2 2020 Forrester WaveTM

Talend Blog - Thu, 06/11/2020 - 03:34
We are happy to announce Talend is a Leader in The Forrester Wave™: Enterprise Data Fabric, Q2 2020.  Talend’s unified approach to data management – combining data integration, integrity, and governance in a single platform – is the best way to gain clarity and confidence in your data.  Since we launched Talend Data Fabric in 2015, we’ve been strong believers that data integration and management could not be solved with a static, siloed enterprise software solution. Companies and data users need...
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