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Data Governance in the Public Sector: How Effective Is Yours?

Informatica Blog - Mon, 11/02/2020 - 18:00
There’s no doubt that good data is a strategic asset to public sector institutions, whether in co-ordinating the national response to the COVID-19 pandemic, supporting and shaping long-term policy initiatives, or improving day-to-day service delivery. Complete, accurate, and accessible enterprise-wide data empowers institutions to make better decisions and take appropriate action, rapidly. Significant volumes of data are consumed and generated by every public sector department or ...
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Train and Certify with the Best in Our Foundation Series

Informatica Blog - Fri, 10/30/2020 - 17:00
People around the world come to Informatica events to receive training and certification on the latest technologies. But what happens when in-person events go away? Earlier this year we were gearing up for a number of certification sessions to meet demand for training on our cloud-native solutions. Then COVID hit. Going virtual was the obvious answer. But that would mean reinventing our highly successful in-person certification programs for an online experience. Although we had...
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Introducing Cloud Data Integration Advanced Serverless

Informatica Blog - Thu, 10/29/2020 - 17:00
Serverless computing is a cloud computing execution model in which the application developers are freed up from managing and running the server infrastructure, virtual machines, or containers. Developers need only focus on building their application, thereby realizing higher productivity through operational simplicity. Serverless computing can be misleading as it does not mean that servers are not needed. In fact, servers are still used for running applications, but the responsibility of man...
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What is Data Profiling and Why Profile Your Data?

Informatica Blog - Wed, 10/28/2020 - 17:00
Data profiling is the process for assessing the quality and structure of data sources so you have a complete, 100-percent-accurate picture of your data. Data profiling verifies that data columns are populated with the types of data you expect. If a profile reveals problems in data, you can define steps in your data quality project to fix those problems. Data profiling promotes good data governance. Why Profile Your Data? Nothing puts a project at risk faster than starting w...
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Best Practices for Tuning Informatica Cloud Data Integration Elastic

Informatica Blog - Tue, 10/27/2020 - 17:00
Co-authored by Harish R.G. Informatica launched the Informatica Intelligent Cloud Services (IICS) Cloud Data Integration Elastic service in the summer of 2019. IICS Cloud Data Integration Elastic enables your IT organization to process data integration tasks without managing servers or requiring additional big data expertise. Data integration solutions are deployed using IICS Cloud Data Integration Elastic to process large volumes of big data in the cloud. An ephemeral Kubernetes ...
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Honeywell Speeds Data-Driven Industrial Automation with Informatica Enterprise Data Catalog

Informatica Blog - Mon, 10/26/2020 - 17:00
Recently, we had the pleasure of hosting the Intelligent Data Summit for AI-Powered Innovation on Informatica Live, Informatica’s award-winning virtual event series. The event drew a who’s who list of speakers from Global 2000 companies and showcased presentations by Informatica customers, partners, industry analysts, and thought leaders. As part of the summit on AI-Powered Innovation, speakers shared some great insights and best practices on their use of Informatica Enterprise Data ...
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Google Fireside Chat Recap: What’s Hot and Trending in Data and Cloud Analytics?

Informatica Blog - Fri, 10/23/2020 - 18:00
We recently had the pleasure to listen to two tech luminaries in the data management and analytics space. Darshan Joshi, SVP Technology at Informatica, sat down with Sudhir Hasbe, Director of Product Management for Google Cloud Platform for a quick “fireside chat” as part of our summit for enterprise architects.  Given that we are in the midst of a global pandemic, this virtual dialogue discusses some of the trends affecting enterprise customers today. Darshan and Sudhir also talk ab...
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Holistic Data Governance and Epic – Four High-Value Use Cases Beyond COVID-19

Informatica Blog - Thu, 10/22/2020 - 18:00
The last few years have seen enterprise data governance as a top data management priority for healthcare organizations. And data governance has become more critical specifically for provider organizations with the COVID-19 crisis as new sources of data proliferate, the scope of self-service analytics expands dramatically, and executive decision-making evolves overnight to rely on reporting and analytics that are reliable and trustworthy. Prior to COVID-19, the driving motivation f...
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What’s So Important About Data Literacy?

Informatica Blog - Wed, 10/21/2020 - 18:46
Most of us have heard the adage, “Be careful of what you ask for, as you just might get it.” Organizations have asked—and technology has delivered.  We have large volumes of data available to us, with the use of this data becoming more influential in strategic decision making than ever before.  However, there’s still a significant problem at hand: Most of us are not very good at interpreting and using the data. Unfortunately, simply collecting data isn’t the same as understanding it....
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Extract Metadata and Data Lineage from Your Proprietary and Custom Data Sources

Informatica Blog - Tue, 10/20/2020 - 18:00
Data cataloging is a critical component of any data or metadata management strategy.  Central to data cataloging is metadata connectivity. 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 enterprises to help them intelligently catalog and govern all their data at scale across a highly complex data...
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Do You Trust the Health of Your Data?

Talend Blog - Tue, 10/20/2020 - 01:37
  Today, companies can measure every aspect of business health, except the health of their data which drives business decisions. Data is vital to inform critical decisions such as identifying new routes to market, systems to support business agility, and more resilient supply chains. As Harvard Business Review puts it, “Your organization’s data is the source of both the opportunity and the challenges to your innovation. The difference is whether you can convert raw data sets into clear, ac...
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Do I need a customer data platform? 8 questions to ask.

Informatica Blog - Mon, 10/19/2020 - 18:00
Many organizations are driven by the customer. Customer experience, customer interactions, customer surveys, compliance with customer privacy regulations, to name a few. This is because without customers there is no business and no revenue. Both B2C and B2B organizations are putting the customer first in today’s highly competitive marketplace. So, the big question is: do I need a customer data platform (CDP)? Since data is such a huge component of a customer strategy—it drives decisio...
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Managing and Governing Data in Today’s Cloud-First Financial Services Industry

Informatica Blog - Fri, 10/16/2020 - 18:00
Cloud is the modern technology foundation for most of today’s digitally driven financial services industry. Regardless of size, companies across all sectors, from banking to brokerages, are investing in new cloud-based solutions for modern business applications, transaction platforms, and analytics to improve customer experience, simplify IT, and reduce ongoing operational costs. According to Forbes, 67% of enterprise infrastructure will be cloud-based by the end of this year alone. ...
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4 Reasons Why Finance Should Care About Data Management

Informatica Blog - Thu, 10/15/2020 - 18:00
Finance data lives in many places within the company and goes by many names—chart of account, cost center, product code, business units, projects, legal entities, as well as core reference data such as billing codes, taxonomies, geocodes, and product classifications. And the finance functions of most organizations typically have a process for managing and changing this data. Unfortunately, having a process isn’t enough: many organizations struggle with their visibility into fin...
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Why data needs to be hands-free

Informatica Blog - Wed, 10/14/2020 - 21:51
Data is being democratized, extending the audience for business analytics by sharing access with more enterprise users. In theory, that should mean more people can bring insights to the surface and uncover new opportunities to create customer value. Advances like data orchestration and data lakes have made broader access easier – but many organizations still struggle to make widespread delivery of comprehensive, trusted data a practical reality. Before analytics systems inherit...
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8 Uses Cases of a Cloud Integration Hub

Informatica Blog - Wed, 10/14/2020 - 18:00
As organizations experiment and innovate at speed, integration leaders and architects are looking for ways to successfully operationalize and embed those innovations into their IT landscape. New use cases and patterns emerge that need to be evaluated and teamed with the right integration solution for better business value. Increasingly, companies are investing in and implementing an enterprise integration platform as a service (iPaaS) that goes beyond table stakes. Be it API management, integ...
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Gaining Adoption with Democratization at Eli Lilly

Informatica Blog - Tue, 10/13/2020 - 18:00
If you’ve been following our Data Empowerment Experts series this year, you’ll know that we have been outlining some of the challenges with turning data into insights that can be used throughout an organization to deliver business value. While there are certainly a lot of hurdles to overcome, one of the biggest challenges is getting buy-in from your data community. The level of business adoption that you’ll need to go from siloed success to enterprise-wide excellence is not trivial. If y...
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Enjoying your data lake from your lakehouse

Informatica Blog - Mon, 10/12/2020 - 19:00
When it comes to data, businesses have trust issues. According to a survey by TDWI, 64% of CIOs(1) believe data quality and management are the biggest barriers to unleashing the power of all the information they process and store. To gain more control, companies have invested in cloud data warehouses and data lakes. The growing volume, variety, and array of data sources enterprises have to manage are testing the capabilities of both. Some businesses have responded by turning to ...
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Leverage tailored 360-degree views of your business for every user

Informatica Blog - Mon, 10/12/2020 - 18:00
Business uncertainty is at an all-time high. As organizations react to changing consumer patterns and behaviors, priorities shift to accommodate increased e-commerce and digital sales, the need to build a more efficient supply chain, stricter demands around financial reporting accuracy, as well as overall customer experience. Domain-specific 360 solutions allow you to build resiliency and continuity by providing visibility into insights across the entire business. Leaders recogniz...
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Unleashing data’s promise in disrupted times

Informatica Blog - Fri, 10/09/2020 - 21:07
The average lifespan of an S&P500 company is now less than 20 years – down from 60 years in the 1950s. If large organizations are going to survive, they need to radically rethink strategies and business models. Grocery stores are launching banks. E-commerce businesses are building brick and mortar locations. Amid all the disruption, the difference between longevity and irrelevance is being defined by how effectively companies use data. The volume of digital information stored o...
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