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Why the Telephone Consumer Protection Act of 1991 Is Important to Companies Today

Informatica Blog - Wed, 06/10/2020 - 20:42
Over the last 30 years the evolution of consumer protection and data privacy regulations have required organizations to dramatically transform their approach to customer data management.  While most professionals are somewhat familiar with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) due to their more recent public passage and outward-facing impacts to digital storefronts, a surprisingly large number are not as aware of some of the more longsta...
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The Benefits of Modernizing Your Student Information System

Informatica Blog - Tue, 06/09/2020 - 22:01
Higher education institutions’ many challenges revolve around the need to have good data. During the recruiting process, having access to high-quality data enables organizations to more accurately target prospective students, resulting in better fulfillment of matriculation goals. And once a student is accepted, being able to trust the data in the student information system (SIS) is critical to proper oversight and communication. After students graduate, good data fuels outreach efforts to a...
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eCommerce: Increasing Agility and Efficiency with Product Information Management

Informatica Blog - Mon, 06/08/2020 - 21:00
The COVID-19 crisis continues to accelerate the existing global shift towards eCommerce. In April 2020, the general retail sector experienced a 209% growth compared to the same period last year, according to an analysis by ACI Worldwide. Companies in most industries that previously had considered digital only as a complementary channel to their brick and mortar locations are now realizing that digital has now become their primary channel, and that they now must quickly adapt their com...
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Building on an Agile Data Governance Framework

Informatica Blog - Fri, 06/05/2020 - 20:18
Where to begin? Governance is far more than just keeping a good glossary of business terms up to date. In fact, governance should bring together all sorts of different data assets and perspectives. From glossary and data inventories, to processes and policies and organizational views, there is a whole lot to think about. There will inevitably be competing priorities when any company first embarks on their data governance journey. Different teams will want different things docum...
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The Business Value of Data Governance: Describing “What’s in It for Me?”

Informatica Blog - Thu, 06/04/2020 - 21:50
“What’s in it for me?” As a CDO, that’s the key question you need to answer when building out your data governance strategy. In my work with customers, everyone from C-level executives to data practitioners describes a new charter within data governance. While controlling risk and overseeing compliance are still priorities, CDOs are now also tasked with driving business value by providing quick and easy access to high-quality data and accelerating decision-making. In order to get buy-in to y...
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2020 CLAIREview Intelligent Data Summit for Cloud Data Warehouses, Data Lakes, and Data Lakehouses

Informatica Blog - Wed, 06/03/2020 - 17:33
Many of us are working from home these days, some of us for the first time in our careers. Even seasoned working-from-home professionals like myself feel like we are cast members on a “Working from Home Extreme Edition” reality show. The experience can be challenging in and of itself; adding in children, roommates, siblings, spouses, and nowhere to go make working from home extremely challenging. Nevertheless, we are all quickly adapting to virtual ways of learning from industry experts, innovat...
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Getting Ready for Data 4.0? Take the First Step with Cloud-Native Data Management

Informatica Blog - Tue, 06/02/2020 - 17:00
We’ve been on an exponential path with data over the last decade. Data 1.0 was when we used data to drive specific business applications. Data 2.0 was the aggregation of data to support enterprise-wide business processes. And in Data 3.0, we used data to power our digital transformation journeys. Today, with increasing demands and the growing strategic nature of data, we are now entering the world of Data 4.0. Businesses embarking on Data 4.0 are hyper focused on cloud-native and metadata...
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Binge-Watch CLAIREview for Industry Perspectives on Intelligent Data Cataloging and Metadata Management

Informatica Blog - Tue, 06/02/2020 - 02:14
Over the last few years, the phrase “Data drives all business transformation” has been ubiquitous and probably over-used in different contexts (I plead guilty to that charge as a data and analytics professional). But as we all collectively grapple with personal and professional challenges in the interesting times we are living in now, the importance of data and the need to understand what it means has been driven home powerfully on a daily basis. At a personal level, every day when I catch up...
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Informatica’s Intelligent Data Platform Is Blockchain Glue – Delivering Interoperability at Scale!

Informatica Blog - Fri, 05/29/2020 - 18:50
Co-authored with Arsalan Sheikh, Cloud Integration Sales Specialist. The following story is a fictional account to illustrate issues faced by typical executives. The names of people and companies are made up, but the challenges are real. Lando Jacobs looked out the window from his office on the 32nd floor at the towering skyline of the business districts. He needed a moment to clear his head after the heated update from the project management and technical leads on his flagship bl...
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AI-Powered Data Management Is the Key to Vaccine Discovery

Informatica Blog - Thu, 05/28/2020 - 19:34
As pharmaceutical and clinical research organizations around the world race to discover and inoculate the global population with a vaccine for COVID-19, artificial intelligence (AI) will play a key role in ensuring that trustworthy, relevant, and timely drug-discovery data can be used to understand and eradicate this global threat. Drug discovery has traditionally been a slow process, but today AI is greatly shortening the time that such life-saving pharmacological research takes—from...
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Some Good (Data) News: Honoring Our 2020 Informatica Innovation Award Recipients

Informatica Blog - Wed, 05/27/2020 - 16:00
In the spirit of John Krasinski’s feel-good web series, SGN (Some Good News), we’re more excited than ever to celebrate our 2020 Informatica Innovation Award Winners and Honorees! While our celebration may have moved from an in-person reception to virtual, the mission remains the same: to recognize our customers’ successes as they leverage Informatica solutions and services through their data-driven digital transformation initiatives. This year, we had four categories where customers ...
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Driving Data Strategy in the Digital Age: A Framework for Agility

Informatica Blog - Tue, 05/26/2020 - 16:00
“Life moves pretty fast.  If you don’t stop and look around once in a while, you might miss it” More than ever, we are drowning in data.  Zeta-bytes are piling up daily and it appears that nearly everything we do in modern life generates more of it.  How is a business to keep up? Harnessing this data as an asset is more critical than ever; every business leader is thinking about using these reams of data to discover new business models and commercial opportunities, making b...
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MLOps: Operationalize Your Machine Learning Models

Informatica Blog - Thu, 05/21/2020 - 22:58
Realize the Benefits of AI with the Right Framework In the current economic environment, organizations are focused on KPIs and metrics that matter today and in the near term. They are adopting analytics in the cloud, many by building cloud lakehouses, which blend the best of both worlds in cloud data warehouses and data lakes, enabling them to handle any type of data (structured, semi-structured, and unstructured), coming at any speed (batch and real-time), and in petabyte-sca...
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Data 4.0: The Soul of Digital Transformation

Informatica Blog - Wed, 05/20/2020 - 15:30
Succeeding in a New World of AI-Powered Intelligent Data Management I want to first acknowledge all the challenges and hardships that everyone is experiencing around the globe—both personally and professionally—with a special thank you to all the heroes out there on the front lines. From all of us at Informatica, we hope you, your family and loved ones are healthy and safe. In these times of uncertainty, one thing is clear: the need for digital transformation has accelerated as most of...
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CX Awakening for B2B

Informatica Blog - Wed, 05/20/2020 - 02:22
In this post, guest blogger Blake Morgan, consumer futurist and author (“The Customer of the Future”), discusses the three key components of Informatica’s customer-centric approach. In recent years, brands in the B2C space have grown to see the value of customer experience. In fact, more than product or price, companies now compete on experience. But in the B2B space, which has been notorious for a lack of customer focus, brands have continued to compete primarily on product and price...
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A New Reality Calls for Radical Interoperability

Informatica Blog - Mon, 05/18/2020 - 18:33
Co-authored with Rob Karel, VP, Strategic Mareketing Initiatives . The concept of data interoperability is nothing new. For decades, organizations have been working toward improving interoperability. Firms of all shapes and sizes have focused internally on “integration,” ensuring their siloed internal systems, databases, applications, clouds, and mainframes could pass data back and forth by leveraging a wide variety of data, application, and process integration approaches. Organizations ha...
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Setting the Foundation for Enterprise Cloud Data Warehouses—Part 2

Informatica Blog - Sat, 05/16/2020 - 02:19
How to Find Quick Wins in a Cloud Data Warehouse or Data Lake In my previous post, I described the benefits of using an enterprise data catalog to better navigate to quicker value in your cloud journey. In this second post in the series, I’ll expand on the benefits of taking a high-value, iterative approach to moving to the cloud. Whether you have an existing solution or are starting fresh, you’re going to want to leverage cloud to allow data consumers to take advantage of new analytics t...
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Data Lakes and Data Governance Drive Better Decision-Making at Invesco

Informatica Blog - Thu, 05/14/2020 - 18:11
Has data ever been more important than it is right now? As the world continues to grapple with the scale and impact of COVID-19, we look to data—and more importantly, the analysis of that data—to provide us with some level of understanding. There are data sources from independent labs, healthcare systems, different countries, and all types of organizations, with each source providing its own version of an “accurate” view. The wave of data, data sources, and contradicting analyses of this inf...
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Kappa Architecture – Easy Adoption with Informatica End-to-End Streaming Data Management Solution

Informatica Blog - Wed, 05/13/2020 - 23:50
With the advent of high performing messaging systems like Apache Kafka, the adoption of enterprise messaging systems in enterprises is increasing exponentially. According to a recent survey,[1] more than 90% of organizations are planning to use Apache Kafka in mission-critical use cases. According to Gartner, “Based on conversations with Gartner clients, we estimate that roughly 45% of ESP workloads are basic data movement and processing, rather than analytical.”[2] Of late, there has been a sig...
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3 Key Essentials for Cloud Lakehouse Data Management

Informatica Blog - Tue, 05/12/2020 - 20:49
“An iPod, a phone, and an internet communicator… an iPod… a phone… are you getting it? These are not three separate devices; this is one device… and we are calling it the iPhone!” This is how Steve Jobs proudly introduced the Apple iPhone on January 9, 2007. The iPhone was revolutionary at the time because it allowed you to listen to all your music, make phone calls, and browse the internet – all in one integrated device. You didn’t have to use three separa...
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