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4 Ways to Maximize the Value of Your Data Warehouse and Data Lake with Metadata Management

Informatica Blog - Tue, 03/30/2021 - 20:43
Businesses today are rapidly modernizing and consolidating data warehouses and data lakes in the cloud. The transformation over the past few years has been conspicuous. With the exponential growth in the amount of data being generated and with businesses and functions demanding quick access to that data, enterprises need to scale up their analytical capability. The capacity that cloud computing brings – along with elasticity, performance, and scale – are accelerating this migration. ...
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What Is Customer Centricity and Why Is It Important?

Informatica Blog - Mon, 03/29/2021 - 15:00
This blog is co-authored by Monica Mullen. What is customer-centricity? Customer-centricity means putting the customer first and at the center of everything that you do. You might think to yourself, that’s easy. I can do that. But is it really that simple? Being customer-centric entails more than just saying the customer is top of mind. It is about truly understanding the customer, so you can anticipate their wants, needs and communication preferences, create meaningful expe...
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Measuring Success in Data Governance

Informatica Blog - Fri, 03/26/2021 - 14:49
Whether you’re merely considering investment in a data governance effort, embarking on a data governance journey of your own, or looking to communicate the value of active, ongoing data governance efforts, it is essential to identify the types of metrics that are relevant to your business stakeholders.  Data governance is an area that is somewhat difficult to measure, given that it involves not just the use of tools, but the design of new processes, new responsibilities, and new...
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Retailers must leverage data to survive this pandemic

Talend Blog - Fri, 03/26/2021 - 13:15
Jamie Kiser, COO and CCO at Talend, explains why retailers, striving to ensure they’re not missing out on future opportunities, must leverage one thing: data. By utilizing customer intelligence and better data management, retailers can collect supply chain data in real-time, make better orders to suppliers based on customer intelligence. While major industries from tech to the public sector felt COVID’s pain points, not many felt them as acutely as retail. Retailers must now contend...
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5 Steps to Modernize Your Data Warehouse and Lake with Cloud-Native Data Management

Informatica Blog - Thu, 03/25/2021 - 14:53
As organizations modernize their data warehouses and lakes in the cloud, they need simple, high-performance solutions that work at a petabyte-scale. According to surveys of Informatica customers, 78% say they want data and analytics solutions that are easy, reliable, and simple to use. Modernizing your data warehouse and data lake doesn’t have to be complex if you follow some fundamental best practices and these 5 essential steps. Challenges of data warehouse and lake modernization ...
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Why Data Quality Does Not Extend To Everyone, Everywhere Today

Informatica Blog - Wed, 03/24/2021 - 19:26
Welcome back to part two of my blog series on Data Quality for Everyone, Everywhere—let’s jump straight in. (If you missed Part 1, you can find it here.)  If your organization is like most, you know you have data quality issues everywhere. It’s also very likely that you’re tackling them in an ad hoc way because it’s hard to pinpoint where the problems are and where they originate. You don’t know where to start. But you do know it’s dif...
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Women in Data: Leading With Empathy

Informatica Blog - Tue, 03/23/2021 - 16:28
The past year has forced organizations around the world to adapt to new ways of working. Women in particular have been disproportionately affected by these changes. According to the 2020 Women in the Workplace study sponsored by McKinsey & Company and Lean In, one in four women are contemplating what many would have considered unthinkable less than a year ago: downshifting their careers or leaving the workforce. But, the report goes on to say, if companies make significant invest...
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Five Industry Trends That Drive the Need for Intelligent Data Cataloging

Informatica Blog - Mon, 03/22/2021 - 22:30
The year 2020 will live in our collective memory as a challenging, disruptive and for countless families and individuals, a devastating year. Like many of my fellow citizens, I exhaled a sigh of relief as the new year began. While we are not out of the proverbial woods yet, I feel an innate sense of optimism that we will finally turn a corner in 2021. I feel there is much to be hopeful for as COVID-19 vaccines are more widely distributed and administered this year.    As...
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Driving Business Value through Data Ethics

Informatica Blog - Fri, 03/19/2021 - 15:24
Given the extensive use of increasingly more data, combined with the growing reliance on algorithms for analysis to make decisions, organizations are having to investigate the provision of solutions including machine learning, artificial intelligence and robotics to process data, and ensure corresponding practices address the ethical implications resulting from the use of both personal and operational data. Organizations need a shared vision and purpose to establish what their data st...
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In Highmark Health’s Pursuit of a Remarkable Customer Experience, Trusted Data is Essential

Informatica Blog - Sat, 03/13/2021 - 02:49
Whether your organization is a locally owned small business or the second largest integrated healthcare delivery and financing system in the United States, you understand that providing a positive experience to your customers is critical to your success. It’s what keeps your clients satisfied. It’s what builds your reputation. It’s what keeps customers coming back for more—and telling their friends about your company. But you can’t provide top-notch...
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Data Quality for Everyone, Everywhere

Informatica Blog - Wed, 03/10/2021 - 15:36
A series of blogs about the importance and the value of consistent, comprehensive, and pervasive approach to data quality Poor data quality costs businesses millions of dollars every year. Depending on which analyst survey you read, the direct cost of poor data quality is between $9.0 million and $15.0 million per year. The business impact of this poor data quality ranges from day-to-day failures—such as poor customer service, inefficient marketing processes, and supply chain errors—t...
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How the IT Industry can Inspire more Women, an interview with Talend CISO Anne Hardy

Talend Blog - Mon, 03/08/2021 - 02:01
  What does the IT industry need to do to attract more women in the years ahead? The lack of workforce diversity must be acknowledged as an ongoing problem and faced head-on. Gender diversity should be a part of your organization’s core culture without remaining in a silo. Innovation and problem-solving only work through the combined collaboration of different genders, sexual orientations, ethnicities, and races. Each one offers a unique experience and perspective.  In my experienc...
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Advanced Pushdown Optimization for Snowflake

Informatica Blog - Wed, 03/03/2021 - 16:46
Learn about scalable, cost-efficient, and extremely productive data integration using Advanced Pushdown Optimization. The importance of using ELT Traditional data warehousing can’t keep up with the demands of rapidly growing data volumes, processing workloads, and data analysis use cases. Many organizations are moving their data warehouses to cloud, as a first step in the data warehouse modernization process. Moving to cloud helps organizations around the glob...
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How to Put Data to Work for Self-Service Analytics and Data Science With AI-Powered Enterprise Data Preparation

Informatica Blog - Mon, 03/01/2021 - 19:01
Trends driving demand for enterprise-scale data preparation Today, organizations are excited about the potential value of data to drive data-informed decisions for competitive advantage. But gaining the full value from the rapidly growing data in volume and diversity is increasingly challenging. There is also a growing demand for trusted data from every user to make strategic decisions, improve operational efficiency, develop machine learning models, and collaborate on business pr...
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Integration Platform as a Service: 5 iPaaS Use Cases You Need to Know

Informatica Blog - Fri, 02/26/2021 - 22:40
If last year introduced the reality of a new normal, 2021 is the year to adapt and thrive – to grow revenue and make profits. In fact, some organizations quickly pivoted and are already winning. How? They modernized their analytics and applications in the cloud and built an agile data platform that lets employees excel during a mission-critical time. Fittingly, a recent Harvard Business Review article called modernization an effective path to digital and business transformation.[1] An...
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Want Frictionless Customer Experiences? You Need Seamless Data Exchange

Informatica Blog - Thu, 02/25/2021 - 18:00
Regardless of the industry, organizations of all sizes realize they need to deliver frictionless experiences across business silos and touchpoints from mobile devices to traditional call centers to increase customer acquisition, satisfaction, and retention. In fact, 61% of respondents to IDC’s state of the chief data officer (CDO) survey [1] said that customer experience was a top 3 business priority, and 54% said they would be prioritizing optimization of customer-facing processes in th...
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Cloud MDM – A Phased Approach to Success

Informatica Blog - Tue, 02/23/2021 - 18:00
The goal of master data management (MDM) is to create a centralized set of trusted data that an organization can rely on to drive business initiatives such as customer experience, digital commerce, supply chain optimization, and financial reporting and compliance. It ties all your systems and information together. MDM enables your organization to maximize your data to generate the most significant business impact at scale. One key aspect of any technology strategy is implementation. O...
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A Warm Note of Thanks to Our Customers

Informatica Blog - Mon, 02/22/2021 - 18:00
2021 Gartner Peer Insights Customers’ Choice for Data Integration Tools, for the 3rd Time in a Row! During my Informatica tenure I have been humbled by the confidence customers place on us. Whether we are helping with case workers at New York Foundling to ensure they can spend more time with their clients – the children and the families, completely changing how Valley Health in New Jersey handles patient reception during the Covid pandemic, or helping Braskem, the largest petr...
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Do You Have the Right Capabilities For Your Master Data Requirements?

Informatica Blog - Fri, 02/19/2021 - 18:00
Read the 2021 Gartner Critical Capabilities for Master Data Management Solutions  Although you may already be familiar with the Gartner Magic Quadrant reports—they are the most widely known and viewed evaluations of vendors in different markets—Gartner also publishes complementary Critical Capabilities research that compares vendors’ capabilities based on rigorous analysis and a highly structured methodology.  To explain How Products and Services Are Evaluated in Gartner Critic...
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ERP Cloud Migration: Frequently Asked Questions (Part 2)

Informatica Blog - Thu, 02/18/2021 - 18:05
In Part 1 of this blog series, I asked our finance data management experts Phillip Nifong and Robert Paramore about planning for ERP cloud migration projects, the complexities involved in such initiatives, and the elements of a good migration plan. In this blog, I will explore how tools can help organizations implement successful ERP cloud migration projects efficiently and cost-effectively.  Prash: Phillip and Robert, welcome back. Thanks for the great i...
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