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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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How to Move to GCP BigQuery Data Warehouse

Informatica Blog - Tue, 02/16/2021 - 22:09
As the founder of modern management, Peter Drucker, once said, “If you can’t measure, you can’t improve it.” In an effort to move towards a modern enterprise data and analytics ecosystem, many businesses are considering moving to cloud-based enterprise data warehouses, like Google Cloud Platform BigQuery. But to get there, they face challenges around the increased disparate data sources, volume, velocity, legacy data, and integration silos. As companies develop their cloud journey roadma...
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Informatica iPaaS Enables Data-Driven Transformation in the Tourism Sector

Informatica Blog - Mon, 02/15/2021 - 18:00
This blog is co-authored by Jaymin Darbari, Data Governance Lead, Abu Dhabi Department of Culture and Tourism and Hafdi Salah, Managing Partner at BBI Consultancy The travel and tourism industry depends on data to spot trends, understand what travelers are looking for, and make decisions about how to attract new visitors. But that data is often disconnected and locked up in various enterprise systems and processes. To solve the problem of getting tourism data from source to dashbo...
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For Charter Communications, Data Privacy Compliance Provides a Data Governance Opportunity

Informatica Blog - Fri, 02/12/2021 - 19:00
In our organizations, much like in life itself, there are activities that you have to do and activities that you want to do. Weighing the pros and cons of prioritizing one over the other can often be a difficult balance. Thankfully, there are instances where the two sides can work together. And this is the case with the widespread and global rise in data privacy regulations over the last five years. With the GDPR, and even more recently with CCPA, data privacy is no longer an area that c...
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How to Accelerate Customer Insights With the “Power of Three”

Informatica Blog - Fri, 02/12/2021 - 18:00
Customer insights are the foundation for enterprise businesses to build an effective customer experience. Customer insight involves analyzing data to better understand customers and make informed decisions about how, when and what to sell. Better decisions result in more effective and efficient strategies and campaigns that result in increased profitability.   Currently, many enterprises have multiple applications that touch the customer, and they are scattered across IT, marketi...
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What You Need to Know About Application Modernization

Informatica Blog - Tue, 02/09/2021 - 21:50
The importance of modernizing your legacy applications In a word, the one objective for IT in the year 2021 is agility. That is why organizations are rushing to modernize their legacy applications in the cloud. Application modernization is the process of taking existing legacy applications (for example, Oracle E-Business Suite, PeopleSoft, or even home-grown systems,) and strategically modernizing them in a way that integrates and unifies every aspect of the underlying business proces...
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Singapore’s Personal Data Protection Act (PDPA) – Another Regulatory Headache or an Opportunity?

Informatica Blog - Mon, 02/08/2021 - 18:00
As global organizations build out and mature their data governance and privacy programs as a top goal for 2021, the challenge of unleashing more business-critical data to drive enterprise value creation programs—against the potential harm of data exposure risks—continues to be a work in progress to get right. And the problem is compounded as organizations need to consider consumer privacy laws across the globe.  Data privacy governance policies within globalized organization...
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5 Pitfalls of “Legacy” Cloud Master Data Management

Informatica Blog - Wed, 02/03/2021 - 18:00
Not all cloud MDM systems are created equal. Although the term “legacy” is most commonly equated to on-premises systems, the same principles can be applied to the cloud. Legacy cloud systems, typically built prior to 2015, are not the same as cloud native systems. But what does the term “cloud native” mean, and why is it so important? The Cloud Native Computing Foundation provides an official definition:  ...
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The latest Gartner Magic Quadrant for Master Data Management Solutions is Out—and Informatica is a Leader Again

Informatica Blog - Mon, 02/01/2021 - 17:08
I am very excited to share that Gartner has released its 2021 Magic Quadrant (MQ) for Master Data Management (MDM) Solutions report this week, and have named Informatica a Leader for the fifth time in a row. The report positioned Informatica furthest on both the “ability to execute” as well as the “completeness of vision.” This achievement is truly a proud moment for us and a ...
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Data Security vs. Data Privacy—What’s the Difference?

Informatica Blog - Thu, 01/28/2021 - 18:00
With Data Privacy Day here once again, you may be asking yourself two common questions: “Aren’t data security and data privacy the same thing?”“How are data privacy and data security different?” A quick search online appears to often intertwine the two topics, so let’s have some fun with a short quiz to test your perspective. Data Security and Data Privacy Quiz Which of these recommendations would you characterize as a data security or data privacy best practice? H...
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Simplicity, Productivity, and Scale for Cloud Data Warehouses and Data Lakes

Informatica Blog - Wed, 01/27/2021 - 18:00
How to Achieve Cloud-Native Analytics Nirvana Cloud is a key enabler to every digital transformation initiative, and we’re seeing the adoption of cloud increasing exponentially. Over 80% of workloads are expected to be run in the cloud this year and the same number are expected to move between clouds (Source: Forbes, Logic Monitor Cloud Adoption). But why do most cloud data warehouse and data lake projects fail to deliver expected results? As enterprises build, consolidate, ...
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Building Trust to Accelerate your Data Marketplace and Migrate Data to the Cloud with Confidence

Informatica Blog - Tue, 01/26/2021 - 18:00
Delivering trusted data is challenging When it comes to democratizing data use across the enterprise, you could say that we are experiencing a perfect storm. Along with accelerating cloud services adoption by way of application modernization—and building out cloud data warehouses and data lakes for teams to improve collaboration—we now have to address and resolve an increasing number of trust considerations, as our data moves into new frontiers for ease of use, greater elasticity ...
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Getting Started With IoT Geospatial Data

Informatica Blog - Thu, 01/21/2021 - 18:00
Every day the number of devices connected to the internet keeps growing. As more smart devices and advanced sensors come online this number will keep rising exponentially. Some estimates suggest that by 2025 there will be about 41.6 billion connected devices, which can generate 79.4 zettabytes (ZB) of data [Source: IDC]. Some of these will be sensors and devices that can provide geographic data and other information that can help businesses perform geospatial analytics and visualizat...
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