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Transforming Data Reliability and Building Trust at Genworth Financial

Wed, 04/08/2020 - 17:54
For many businesses, perception may be the hardest thing to change. How someone thinks about you, your product, your organization, or your data is—to that individual at least—simply the truth. Unfortunately, this is often true for enterprises that are tasked with starting a new data governance program: the data is perceived as inaccurate, that it’s not trustworthy, or, even worse, that it’s ‘data sewage’. This was the case at Genworth Financial when the data governance team began their progr...
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Streaming Analytics: What It Is and How it Benefits Your Business

Mon, 04/06/2020 - 23:40
What is Streaming Analytics? Streaming analytics platforms can ingest, analyze, and act on real-time streaming data coming from various sources so you can take immediate action while the events are still happening. It has the ability to gather and analyze large volumes of data arriving in “streams” from always-on sources such as sensor data, telematics data, machine logs, social media feed, change data capture data from traditional and relationship databases, location data, and so on....
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Financial Institutions and Data: Now Is the Time to Address Your Data Management and Governance Gaps

Fri, 04/03/2020 - 20:08
Like most industries, financial services companies are working feverishly to keep their employees and customers safe, ramp up their ability to support remote access for stay-at-home employees, and ensure existing customers have access to their accounts and key services during this time of need. Business and technology leaders are revisiting and reprioritizing where to invest as budgets are being slashed as a result of COVID-19’s impact on the economy. Banks will see less revenue as c...
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Data Marketplace: Costco for the Chief Data Office

Fri, 04/03/2020 - 04:04
Even Fortune 500 companies face challenges when making data widely accessible to constituents. All too often, organizations lack protocols to be able to accurately track who is using data and for what purpose. A large defense contractor described a daily challenge faced by its analytics community of some 600+ data analysts and scientists, who were spending 14% of their time searching for information to complete simple tasks such as report creation, metric calculation, and model testi...
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From Manual Effort to Automation & Scale

Thu, 04/02/2020 - 01:21
Who wants more work? When was the last time you thought to yourself, ‘Gosh, I just wish I had some more work to do, my day-to-day job is not nearly keeping me busy enough’? For most people, the answer to that question is: “Never.” The vast majority of us are busy and active with quite enough to do without having more added to our plates. This is why, when a new governance initiative kicks off and the governance team asks you to document all you know of data—lineage, quality, process, and...
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110 Success Stories Showcasing Data-Driven Innovation

Tue, 03/31/2020 - 19:47
If you’ve been following my blog, I bet you’re catching onto a common theme:  I love to discover and brag about our amazing customers and share their stories! For more than 25 years, we’ve seen how over 9,500 customers deliver data-driven innovation to their organizations. Their initiatives range from next-generation analytics (most recently through cloud data warehouse and data lake initiatives), cloud modernization, data governance and privacy, and the power of leveraging 360-...
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5 Keys to Operationalizing Data Analytics in the Cloud

Mon, 03/30/2020 - 16:47
Enterprises across the globe are analyzing large datasets to uncover patterns and valuable insights, which in turn inform their decisions. These business insights and decisions result in several benefits for enterprises such as: lower costs, improved operational efficiency, new revenue streams, fraud detection, increased customer engagement and satisfaction, competitive advantage, and more. Analytics at Cloud Scale Traditional data analytics that helped organizations drive business...
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EDI and EDI Gateways in the Digital Age

Fri, 03/27/2020 - 19:34
This is the age of digital transformation. Organizations are investing in upgrading their systems and business environments to cope with the challenges of an explosion of data—coming from streaming devices, new application technology, and other means—by turning to next-generation innovative solutions around IoT, enterprise data catalog, artificial intelligence (AI), and more. But the form of communication for the supply-chain industry is still the good old electronic data interchange (EDI) stand...
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Speed Your SAP Digital Transformation Initiatives with Informatica Enterprise Data Catalog

Thu, 03/26/2020 - 22:14
SAP systems have long been considered the “backbone” that supports business operations for enterprises of all types and sizes. Businesses rely on SAP end-to-end business solutions, in-memory databases, and data warehouses among other SAP technologies to enable a plethora of business functions. According to SAP, 77% of the world’s transaction revenue touches an SAP system.[1]  While SAP solutions provide a wide array of rich capabilities and benefits, they are also highly complex ...
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Accelerate Smarter Decision Making with Informatica Enterprise Data Preparation

Wed, 03/25/2020 - 02:29
In this data-first world, a company’s success depends on every team member using data to accelerate business decisions. Every enterprise has data, but their DataOps team needs to be empowered to collaborate to find actionable insights and solutions. Industry research suggests most data engineers spend 80% of their time cleansing, curating, and preparing their data before the fun of building and training machine-learning models begins. Even data analysts face similar struggles to obtain data...
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Welcome to a New Era of Data Privacy Governance: Introducing Data Privacy Management 10.4

Mon, 03/23/2020 - 22:31
We launched our Intelligent Data Platform at Informatica World 2014. The Intelligent Data Platform, with its integrated ability to organize data and apply metadata-driven intelligence and automation to deliver it to applications, represented a major first step to detect data and identify relationships to accelerate data categorization. Our advanced data risk management and remediation solution, [email protected], launched shortly after we introduced the Intelligent Data Platform. ...
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Data Culture and Data Literacy Are Key to CDO Success

Thu, 03/19/2020 - 17:47
In 10 Ways CDOs Can Succeed in Forging a Data-Driven Organization, Gartner Inc. states, “Culture and data literacy are the top two roadblocks for data and analytics leaders.”[1] It also states, “One cannot change the behaviours and belief systems of an enterprise without changing the conversations within it.”[2] So how can chief data officers (CDOs) change the conversations they have with stakeholders? It’s critical to first understand line-of-business owners’ perspectives, is...
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Overcoming the Operationalization Challenge with Data Governance at New York Life

Wed, 03/18/2020 - 17:47
So, you’ve decided to start an enterprise data governance program (or been tasked with it)—now what do you do? What’s the best first step? Do you set up a steering committee? What should you choose as your first project? Will you be more successful if you establish a DACI working model? Should you scramble to comply with a new regulation? Or would it be more strategic if you prepare for one on the horizon? Even after you’ve selected from an endless list of potential first steps, i...
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The Benefits of Cloud Data Integration Elastic—now on Microsoft Azure

Tue, 03/17/2020 - 17:56
Today most organizations are using cloud to accelerate and transform their business. Informatica is helping organizations manage their data in the cloud with the next generation of integration platform as a service (iPaaS), Informatica Intelligent Cloud Services (IICS). IICS provides a complete, modular, end-to-end solution for managing data in hybrid cloud and multi-cloud environments. Engineered to scale and deliver data at the speed of business, IICS focuses on data integration rather tha...
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An Omnichannel Commerce Approach in 2020: What You Should Know

Thu, 03/12/2020 - 23:19
Omnichannel commerce was a consistent trend in 2019 and will continue to be a major aspect of customer experience (CX) strategy for brands and retailers in 2020. According to a Google report, 83% of U.S. shoppers who visited a store in the last week used online search before going to the store. And about 45% of global shoppers buy online and pick up in-store—a perfect example why you need a focus on omnichannel commerce. For a true omnichannel experience, you need to market products through mult...
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How Digital Transformation Enables a Systematic Response to the Coronavirus Outbreak

Wed, 03/11/2020 - 20:46
For many years now, we’ve all been talking about a worldwide digital transformation in healthcare.  One of the key motivations for healthcare’s digital transformation has been to enable the shift from labor-intensive, manual, in-person encounters in healthcare facilities and replace them with encounters that are instead digital, possibly automated, and which can take place wherever the patient happens to be. In this transformed healthcare experience, we will be able to leverage data and digi...
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Data Is the foundation for AI and Analytics. 9 Questions to Get It Right.

Tue, 03/10/2020 - 20:23
AI and analytics are clearly big trends in 2020. Many organizations are investing in AI and analytics in the cloud—modernizing data warehouses and data lakes—with the goal of achieving dramatic improvements in performance and competitive advantage. But are they building the right data foundation to achieve their goals? In “Reengineering Work: Don’t Automate, Obliterate,” an influential Harvard Business Review article, Michael Hammer (aka “the father of reengineering”) writes, “At the heart of...
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Reference Data Management: 3 Key Benefits to Consider

Mon, 03/09/2020 - 18:31
Organizations are constantly looking for ways to generate more revenue, cut costs, and improve efficiencies. To that end, many are streamlining data management by using a master data management (MDM) strategy to provide a single, consistent view of business data across the enterprise. MDM removes disparate, duplicate, and conflicting information to simplify reporting and business intelligence and enable better business decisions. Yet many organizations overlook a key area of data...
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Accelerate Your Application Modernization Journey to MongoDB with Informatica Intelligent Cloud Services (IICS)

Fri, 03/06/2020 - 16:00
For many organizations, a key inhibitor to cloud modernization has been the difficulty migrating data from legacy tabular databases to modern translytical data platforms (which combine transactions and analytics) like MongoDB.  As many of our customers are in the process of modernizing their applications with MongoDB, MongoDB has partnered with Informatica to help customers accelerate data migration and integration from legacy tabular databases and applications to MongoDB on-premi...
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Need More Data? Take an Ingestion-First Approach.

Thu, 03/05/2020 - 17:43
How do you make more data available to more users? This is the question keeping many data professionals up at night. I recently met up with a friend, Sean, who works at a large pharmaceutical company. His organization is very sophisticated in how they approach analytics, and they have a very advanced research organization that leverages AI and machine learning. But the challenge they’re facing is that more people want more data. “Every day I have someone coming to me and asking f...
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