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Mar 2
“What if we don’t have any ETL Patterns?”
2 Mar, 2015. 0 Comments. Uncategorised. Posted By: etlfactory
This is a question that we often get asked when we visit clients who are about to start a project to migrate a data integration application to PowerCenter. Here’s how the conversation goes, first we demo our software and describe our approach to application migration which is to capture the functionality of the existing application as a set of ETL patterns which are then used to generate new PowerCenter code. The process is fast and accurate and delivers lean, efficient PowerCenter applications that are complete and ready to test. Once we have shown some examples then the client becomes interested.…
Mar 1
Are Robots about to Eat Your Job?
1 Mar, 2015. 0 Comments. Uncategorised. Posted By: etlfactory
What is the probability that your job will be ‘eaten by robots’ over the next two decades? Two Oxford Economists, Carl Benedict Frey and Michael Osborne published a thorough and considered study of that possibility last year. They developed new statistical and analytical methods to assess the likely impact of technological change on a range of jobs, 702 in all, ranging from teachers to telemarketers, from electrical engineers to film editors and taking in all of the common IT roles along the way. All 702 were ranked from 1 (no threat) to 702 (best dig out your resume quickly!). Read the full…
Jan 26
Turning project success into a winning formula (part 2 of 2)
26 Jan, 2015. 0 Comments. Uncategorised. Posted By: etlfactory
Having looked predominantly at current IT delivery models in part one of this blog, our main focus is now on the alternative approach. So how exactly does technology and methodology combine, and what is needed to make the process repeatable? Well, in the world of data integration, the most innovative model that is being employed is known as the Integration Factory. This model ties people, process and technology together, in order to create reusable development assets. The key focus, however, is on automation and agile delivery methods. The main driver for all work that is undertaken in this model is…
Jan 26
Turning project success into a winning formula (part 1of 2)
26 Jan, 2015. 0 Comments. Uncategorised. Posted By: etlfactory
Do you support either a football, or rugby team? Or maybe you’re more of a tennis fan? Either way, they are all team games – yes, even tennis where the superstar on the court is backed by a team of coaches, fitness gurus and more.   How would you feel if each year, in the off-season, the entire team was scattered to the winds and the new season started with fresh players, coaches, tactics and a training regime? One thing’s for sure, after a few seasons you’d either have gone crazy with the fluctuations of success and failure enjoyed by…
Jan 13
Is it time that IT took some of it's own Automation advice?
13 Jan, 2015. 0 Comments. Uncategorised. Posted By: etlfactory
For years now IT departments have busied themselves introducing automation and standardisation in business units across the enterprise, but have they considered taking some of their own medicine? Software platforms, like business applications, have become more and more powerful but have IT departments evolved with them or is the model still a bunch of artisans hand-cranking code? Perhaps a little of both. A major criticism of the development process or IT in general suggests that developers dedicate a large portion of their time to automating business processes within organisations and little to none working to automate their own IT processes.…
Jan 13
Is it time that IT took some of it’s own Automation advice?
13 Jan, 2015. 0 Comments. Uncategorised. Posted By: etlfactory
For years now IT departments have busied themselves introducing automation and standardisation in business units across the enterprise, but have they considered taking some of their own medicine? Software platforms, like business applications, have become more and more powerful but have IT departments evolved with them or is the model still a bunch of artisans hand-cranking code? Perhaps a little of both. A major criticism of the development process or IT in general suggests that developers dedicate a large portion of their time to automating business processes within organisations and little to none working to automate their own IT processes.…
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