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[Step-by-Step] How to Load Salesforce Data Into Snowflake in Minutes

Talend Blog - Thu, 09/06/2018 - 23:47
As cloud technologies move into the mainstream at an unprecedented rate, organizations are augmenting existing, on-premise data centers with cloud technologies and solutions—or even replacing on-premise data storage and applications altogether. But in almost any modern environment, data will be gathered from multiple sources at a variety of physical locations (public cloud, private cloud, or on-premise). Talend Cloud is Talend’s Integration Platform-as-a-Service (IPaaS), a modern cloud and...
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Why Mainframes are Secure (And How to Make Them Even More Secure)

Syncsort Blog - Thu, 09/06/2018 - 13:30
Mainframes are arguably the most secure computing platform available today. That does not mean, however, that there are not extra steps that you can take to add even more security to your mainframe. What makes your mainframe inherently secure, and what can you do to make it even more secure? Keep reading for an overview of mainframe security strengths, followed by tips for maximizing mainframe security. Why Mainframes are Inherently Secure When it comes to security, mainframes have inherent adva...
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Expert Interview (Part 2): Patrick Townsend on IBM i Security

Syncsort Blog - Wed, 09/05/2018 - 13:30
Is your IBM i system secure? Are there ways that you can make it even more secure? How are IBM i security features like multi-factor authentication changing? We sat down recently with Patrick Townsend, founder and CEO of Townsend Security, to get answers to these questions. Here’s what he had to say about securing IBM i systems. If you missed part one, you can find it here. Can you elaborate on data enrichment and its importance as part of an IBM i security strategy? Here is an example: Le...
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An Education in Managing Data

Informatica Blog - Tue, 09/04/2018 - 19:15
I’ve been at Informatica for nearly four years. Even in that relatively short time, it amazes me how quickly data has become much more strategic to companies. The entire industry is much more sophisticated. And during my time here, I’ve picked up a lot about the “hows” of strategically managing data. In honor of my soon-to-be anniversary—and the many different ways data is helping companies everywhere—I wanted to share what I’ve learned through my experiences as a member of the Informatica Maste...
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Expert Interview (Part 1): Patrick Townsend on IBM i Security

Syncsort Blog - Tue, 09/04/2018 - 13:30
Is your IBM i system secure? Are there ways that you can make it even more secure? How are IBM i security features like multi-factor authentication changing? We sat down recently with Patrick Townsend, founder and CEO of Townsend Security, to get answers to these questions. Here’s what he had to say about securing IBM i systems. If you had to pick your top three IBM i security best practices, what would they be? I think the first thing I would do is to implement IBM’s guidance on securing ...
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From Source to Analytics: A Farm-to-Table Approach to Data Governance

Syncsort Blog - Mon, 09/03/2018 - 13:30
Editor’s note: This article on data governance written by Syncsort’s Tendü Yoğurtçu was originally published in Information Management. Farm-to-table conjures up images of fresh produce delivered directly from the garden to the kitchen. A foundational part of this concept is knowing where the food is grown, where it’s traveled and if it’s safe to eat. As it turns out, a similar approach can be applied to data governance. Farm-to-table is one way IT experts can frame how they’re governing d...
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New eBook! 4 Ways to Measure Data Quality

Syncsort Blog - Sat, 09/01/2018 - 13:30
Assessing data quality on an ongoing basis is necessary to know how well the organization is doing at maximizing data quality. Otherwise, you’ll be investing time and money in a data quality strategy that may or may not be paying off. Syncsort’s latest eBook, “4 Ways to Measure Data Quality,” takes a look at the variety of data and metrics that organizations can use. There are lots of good strategies that you can use to improve the quality of your data and build data best pract...
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Capacity Planning and the Mainframe at SHARE St. Louis

Syncsort Blog - Thu, 08/30/2018 - 13:30
SHARE 2018 in St. Louis was different to me in several ways. This SHARE conference had a mixture of old and new as we began seeing the latest topics and methods in IT as it moves forward in enterprises. The old was in the sessions that we see on what is new in the operating systems, the bits and bytes of various components, and how to perform our jobs better. The new offered a look at technologies that can make our IT lives much better. In the new arena, we began seeing discussions on Machine Le...
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Update Your LinkedIn: You’re a Customer Experience Steward

Informatica Blog - Wed, 08/29/2018 - 19:15
Customer-centric sales and marketing. Customer success. Customer engagement. Customer Journey mapping. Personalized marketing. Customer intimacy. Sentiment analysis. 360-degree view of customer. I’d expect that most if not all of these terms are quite familiar, and most of you are either involved in – or at least aware of – data-centric programs within your organizations with the goal of delivering and optimizing one or more of these outcomes or processes. And these programs today are rarely sim...
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A Closer Look at DevOps – Breaking down organizational silos for greater efficiency and reduced time to market

Syncsort Blog - Wed, 08/29/2018 - 13:31
The trend of DevOps has really picked up speed. Today, we’ll answer the question “what is DevOps?” and take a look at how businesses are using DevOps methodology stay ahead of the competition. What is DevOps? DevOps is a combination of the terms development and operations. DevOps is an extension of the agile development philosophy to promote faster and more efficient development and deployment of software. Many businesses are adopting this approach because it helps them stay competit...
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Six Do’s and Don’ts of Collaborative Data Management

Talend Blog - Tue, 08/28/2018 - 18:29
Data Quality Projects are not technical projects anymore. They are becoming collaborative and team driven. As organizations strive to succeed their digital transformation, data professionals realize they need to work as teams with business operations as they are the ones who need better data to succeed their operations. Being in the cockpit, Chief Data Officers need to master some simple but useful Do’s and Don’t’s about running their Data Quality Projects. Let’s list a few of these.  DO’S  Set...
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A New Dimension for Data Security Intelligence: Identity

Informatica Blog - Tue, 08/28/2018 - 15:45
Most organizations should leverage intelligent data security as a foundation for a systemic data privacy and protection program. Many market forces drive this need, including the chronic barrage of data losses, the enactment of powerful privacy regulations, consumers demanding the protection and control of their data, and the broad use of personal data to drive analytics. Today’s AI-driven data security solutions, offer the capabilities to access personal and sensitive data across the enterprise...
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My Top 10 Favorite New Informatica Intelligent Cloud Services (iPaaS) Summer Release Features

Informatica Blog - Tue, 08/28/2018 - 15:30
Informatica and our customers share a common vision of an iPaaS (integration platform as a service) that can support any integration pattern, any user, and any type of data. For example, Grant Thornton, one of the leading organizations providing assurance, tax and advisory services, is building out an iPaaS that is flexible, scalable, and agile enough to support a changing business landscape as they look to introduce new products and services that improve customer experience. Integration is one ...
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Data is Inherently Messy. Is That Really Such a Bad Thing?

Syncsort Blog - Tue, 08/28/2018 - 13:30
Editor’s note: This article on data management written by Syncsort’s Harald Smith was originally published on Infoworld. In an imperfect world, consider shifting your data quality mindset from “how do I clean all this up?” to “how do I make the most of this state of affairs?” A data quality expert once told me that vendors providing data quality software solutions should always ensure 100 percent quality data, and if they didn’t, they should be liable for any ensuing issues. I disagreed wi...
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The Democratization of the Internet of Things (IoT)

Informatica Blog - Mon, 08/27/2018 - 19:15
Industry 4.0, Manufacturing 4.0, Digital Transformation. Across industries, we’ve seen a few labels created to try and encapsulate the massive opportunities and challenging associated with the flood of data coming from a variety of sources, and in particular – machines. In the consumer space, the data tsunami is primarily coming from our smart phones and home security and climate control systems. Wearables are also on the cusp of gaining some critical mass. We have also seen the threat beh...
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Leveraging Big Data Analytics for IT ROI

Syncsort Blog - Mon, 08/27/2018 - 13:30
Editor’s note: This article on Big Data analytics written by Ed Hallock was originally published on Enterprise Systems Media. What is Big Data? Big Data is a term that conjures up different thoughts and meanings for many IT professionals. For some it’s seen as the volume, velocity, and variety of data created within the IT infrastructure. It’s created in enormous volumes, at incredible rates, in many different formats. Many organizations struggle with how to store it, and more import...
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Fifteen Minute Webcasts for Your IT Infrastructure

Syncsort Blog - Sat, 08/25/2018 - 13:30
Syncsort has released a series of short webcasts focused on your IT Infrastructure. They cover a range of topics such as getting a full view of your infrastructure, visibility into its health and performance, and how to eliminate security blindspots. 360-Degree View of IT Infrastructure with IT Operations Analytics IT operations analytics (ITOA) is instrumental in helping companies lower cost and increase efficiency within their IT infrastructure. Yet in today’s multi-platform environments, comp...
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Transforming Master Data Management for Customer Experience

Informatica Blog - Thu, 08/23/2018 - 19:15
Remember when the iPhone was introduced eleven years ago? It was nothing short of a miracle. A revolutionary device that shipped with an easy to use interface and comprised of carefully crafted apps that appeared as a grid of eye-candy icons. “An iPod, a phone, and an Internet communicator” as Steve Jobs introduced it to the world. It was revolutionary and made our lives much simpler. Along with many of you, I own an iPhoneX today. It has all the three functions Jobs introduced but the X now mak...
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The Top Regulatory Compliance Frameworks for 2018

Syncsort Blog - Thu, 08/23/2018 - 13:30
GDPR. DSS. NIST. These are just some of the acronymous names of major regulatory compliance frameworks that organizations need to know today. And with so many arcane acronyms to contend with, it can be hard to keep track of which regulatory frameworks apply to what. If you’re struggling to keep your compliance rules straight, this article is for you. Keep reading for a list of the most important regulatory compliance frameworks to know for 2018. Read on for a list of the most important #r...
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IT Network Security: Mainframe Security Best Practices for Meeting Compliance Regulations and Minimizing Data Vulnerabilities

Syncsort Blog - Wed, 08/22/2018 - 13:30
Considering that mainframes handle 68 percent of the world’s production IT workloads, mainframe security is a huge component of your overall IT network security. Mainframers recognize the importance of keeping the mainframe secure. Of the mainframe professionals surveyed in our 2018 State of the Mainframe Survey Report, 63 percent said that meeting security and compliance requirements is a top priority. Reducing security exposures, fulfilling audit requirements, and addressing compliance mandate...
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