Data & BI

June 02, 2022 Informatica World 2022 Highlights

On May 24-25, Informatica held its annual conference in Las Vegas – the first time “in-person” since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic.

February 12, 2021 Enterprise Architecture Trends 2021

These are the trends we predict will be most important is it relates to Enterprise Architecture in 2021.

December 24, 2020 AI Registers: Finally, a Tool to Increase Transparency in AI/ML

Transparency, explainability, and trust are pressing topics in AI/ML today. While much has been written about why these are important and what organizations should do, no tools to help implement these principles have existed – until now.

August 05, 2020 IBM Raises Price on Software Support; Shoves Customers Toward the Cloud

IBM is changing the terms of its ubiquitous Passport Advantage agreement to remove entitled discounts on over 5,000 on-premises software products, resulting in an immediate price increase for IBM Software & Support (S&S) across its vast customer landscape.

July 10, 2020 HelpSystems Brings Top-Tier Data Classification Vendors to Its Product Mix

IT software company HelpSystems has acquired leading data classification software vendors Titus and Boldon James to enhance data security capabilities within its current suite of IT systems.

July 10, 2020 Alation Launches Active Data Governance

Data intelligence software vendor Alation has made the move to emphasize data governance amongst its solution offerings to make the data catalog a dynamic platform for “a broad range of data intelligence solutions.”

June 29, 2020 Lean IX and Apptio Partner to Provide the Holistic Perspective on Your Applications

Lean IX and Apptio have partnered to produce an integrated solution that better informs the strategic decision-making process with improved visibility into an application’s total cost of ownership and alignment to business capabilities.

June 25, 2020 Enterprise Architecture and Agile

From the business architecture perspective, agility is the ability to quickly change structurally and operationally to react to external changes or to create new business value. Enterprise architecture comprises business and service/application architecture – therefore, it needs to provide an environment for harmonized agility at each level.

June 12, 2020 Egnyte Protect Platform Provides Unique and Effective Cloud-Based Approach to Data Classification and Security

Egynte, a player in the cloud enterprise content management space since 2007, has recently emerged as a multi-faceted Software as a Service (SaaS) offering, now providing data classification and security options for businesses looking to identify, classify, and protect sensitive data.

June 10, 2020 Spirion Supports Shift to Remote Work with Data Security Offering

A leader in the data security and privacy industry, Spirion presents its swift response to the changing landscape of COVID-19 through a no-cost offering of data security tools.

May 29, 2020 PHEMI: A Data Privacy Tool for Healthcare Providers

PHEMI is a data privacy solution focused on keeping data-processing activities secure by redacting information based on the role of the accessor. Thus, allowing such data to be used for multiple use cases without compromising privacy.

May 27, 2020 What Is Emotion AI and Why Should You Care?

Recently I attended the inaugural Emotion AI conference, organized by Seth Grimes, a leading analyst and business consultant in the areas of natural language processing, text analytics, sentiment analysis, and their business applications. So, what is emotion AI, why is it relevant, and what do you need to know about it?

May 14, 2020 Prove the Value of Enterprise Architecture With SMART KPIs

This note outlines some of the fundamental KPIs that you should measure to show the success of the enterprise architecture team. It also discusses how you measure them and visualize the result.

May 12, 2020 The Many Flavors of Application Rationalization

The application portfolio management (APM) tool space can be a confusing one, as many software vendors offer their own take of what APM is. Enterprise architecture, application management and project portfolio management tools offer an APM use case, but these are often quite skewed the primary function of the tool.

May 08, 2020 Application Rationalization During M&A

Application rationalization fails when the chosen framework does not match your scenario or the goals for your application portfolio. This note looks at how to apply application rationalization during an M&A.

May 05, 2020 Rationalize Your Apps in 60 Seconds

Many vendors suggest application rationalization is quick and easy. It isn’t. This claim does you a disservice and most importantly they’ve missed the point. Rationalization as part of a continuous application portfolio management function is about becoming a driver of the business.

May 05, 2020 Get the Full Picture: Rationalizing Your Apps in Isolation Is Not Rationalization

Many application rationalization tools and frameworks miss the true benefits of this practice, as they only assess the individual application without consideration for its redundancies. Infusing an enterprise architecture perspective, as seen with LeanIX, will generate the bigger savings you are looking for.

May 05, 2020 Stop Measuring Technical Debt, Start Measuring Risk & Value

Measuring technical debt is important, but more important is communicating the implications of this problem in terms of risk to business capabilities. Cast Highlight tools are used for application portfolio management (APM), specializing in applying code analytics to business decisions regarding your organization’s applications.

May 05, 2020 Application Rationalization Oversimplified

Often people misidentify the purpose of application rationalization, leading to misuse and unsatisfactory results. We try to break application rationalization down to its simplest form to understand how to make the most of this critical IT function. tr

April 22, 2020 Dell Boomi Acquires Unifi: Is That Enough to Cover Its Existing Capability Gap?

Boomi, a Dell Technologies business, has been known for its lack of hierarchy and relationship management capability in its Master Data Hub (MDH) offering. Acquiring Unifi Software does not seem to fill this void but could even cannibalize MDH – unless the two products are merged into one.

April 16, 2020 Immuta Named to Fast Company’s 2020 List of the World’s 50 Most Innovative Companies

Joining the ranks of giants such as Snap (Snapchat’s parent company), Microsoft and Tesla, Immuta the automated Data Governance company has been named to Fast Company’s 2020 list of the World’s 50 Most Innovative Companies.