Data power can drive your organisation
Embedding a data culture and reassuring staff that they will be empowered, not replaced, by a machine are pre-requisites of creating a data driven organisation ETL Factory recently supported a report on the Data Economy that was published in the Times newspaper, here is an excerpt: It is easy to understand why some employees are suspicious of big data. While executives continue to hype the term to almost cacophonous levels, there is a dearth of evidence to prove the business benefits of costly technology implementations. Research by the Economist Intelligence Unit suggests many companies have invested significantly in gathering vast…
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From the FT blog this week. Sometimes it’s not till you see it written down….
The seismic change that is taking place in the availability and communication of all types of information, is represented for example in the arrival of the iPhone. This single product has increased consumer well-being in ways that are difficult to capture in official economic statistics. Many of the key consumer advances that have taken place in the past few decades can now be done better, or more conveniently, by a single gadget.
Informatica User Day – London June 11th
We co-sponsored the event in London yesterday and had some interesting conversations with the attendees there and attended some thought provoking sessions from Informatica. Automation is a word that is now on everyone's lips - from Informatica, SI's and Analysts. Sure, its not a de facto reality on the ground but there's no longer a push back. Objections like 'how can that work' or 'surely you can only automate basic stuff' don't get raised. In a small way, it reminds me of the reaction that the Cloud got a few years ago when Salesforce was the only sizeable company off…
We are Sponsoring and Exhibiting at Informatica World this week!
Informatica World, Las Vegas, May, 2015. Are you attending the conference this year? If so, stop the ETL Factory stand which is directly opposite the main Informatica area in the conference hall. We would welcome the opportunity to let you know how our one platform can deliver unlimited automation for your next project. You will learn how some of the world's largest Banks have implemented our software to transform the agility and speed of their delivery of key data integration projects, plus how Healthcare organisations have multiplied the productivity of their development teams enabling them to meet challenging deadlines and…
'It's not what we asked for. Why did it take you so long? It cost HOW much?'"
An unfortunate part of data warehousing is this: There are lots of disappointments. CEOs fund projects to empower better decision making, but because data warehouses take too long to build, the outcome all too often is a warehouse that no longer meets business requirements and is hard to extend or change after go-live. It is an uncomfortable truth for IT to accept but there are a lot of failed projects in the world of data warehousing. "Usually, data warehouse development cycles are long -- they could be 18 months," says David Stodder, director of BI research at The Data Warehousing Institute (TDWI).…