Transitioning to the Cloud

Transitioning to the Cloud: How to minimize disruption to data access for real-time reporting

At this year’s Gartner Data and Analytics Summit, one of the big takeaways is that the world of data and analytics will have an even bigger impact on our society over the next 20 years than the Internet has had in the last 20. According to Gartner analysts, analytics is shifting from being ‘in the business’ to being ‘the business’ itself. They envision a future of analytics abundance in which data insights are applied to every process and decision across every field.
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My take on new CFO IT study: Growth in data analytics fuels fragmentation problem

The 2017 CFO IT study is out and it shines a bright future for data analytics. CFOs are setting the data agenda and the survey reveals more than 70 percent of CFOs and finance executives plan to devote substantial time to data analytics in the next two years.

While it’s great news that CFOs are focused on investing in their data analytics capability, what we are witnessing is that companies are now drowning in data. The data fragmentation issue is only getting bigger and it’s creating more complications for businesses to manage. Read more

Magnitude Named “100 Companies that Matter in Knowledge Management” by KMWorld Magazine

On the heels of being named a Strong Performer in The Forrester Wave™: Master Data Management, we’re thrilled to share that Magnitude has just been named “100 Companies that Matter in Knowledge Management” by KMWorld Magazine.   Read more

Can the data fragmentation caused by the adoption of SaaS and the cloud be undone?

ITProPortal expressed interest in a new perspective on the promise of SaaS for enterprises. The result? SaaS Simplicity: A promise undone in the enterprise. The enterprise turn toward SaaS and the cloud has created the ultimate unintended consequence: data fragmentation. For more on the SaaS data dilemma, IT oversight for SaaS adoption, data fragmentation and hybrid environments as the new normal, read on.

Demands for real-time reporting got you down?

ERP environments are increasingly fragmented. This reality adds complexity (and urgency) to existing demands for taking the pulse of a business in real-time. The result? A bottleneck that can slow decision making. For the most part, as companies search for a solution to real-time reporting, they land on the very thing that increases complexity Read more

Bad data, bad decisions?

The adage, ‘you get out of something what you put into it’  is topmost in my mind when it comes to how enterprises use data. If you trust the data that goes into your systems that feed critical business decisions, power to you! It’s our experience, however, that enterprises distrust the data that’s feeding their BI tools and decision-making processes. Read more

5 Minutes with a CTO: Darren Peirce of Magnitude

Recently, Upside (upside.tdwi.org) asked me to share my thoughts on being a CTO, over-hyped trends, and the use of analytics. Regarding the latter: the real opportunity for data analytics and data science is in moving from real-time decision making to future-state modeling by way of advances in AI and machine learning.  Read more

Webcast – An expert roundtable: Top considerations for effective, timely corporate performance insights

MDM Roundtable – Let’s Keep the Conversation Going!

In follow-up to the Webcast Top 3 Considerations for effective, timely corporate performance insights, our panel of experts from the MDM roundtable event will be standing by to answer your questions. Please feel free to post your thoughts, questions or comments in reply to this post.

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Labatt Customer Spotlight: Master Data Management Success

In this exclusive video from the MDM & Data Governance Conference in NYC with Aaron Zornes, Alice Bazdikian, Manager of MDM, Labatt Breweries of Canada offers her advice for IT leaders on master data management success

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Beer and Bits: Magnitude & ABInBev/Labatt Breweries

Magnitude and ABInBev/Labatt Breweries to Co-Present Keynote at MDM & Data Governance New York

A lot of things go into brewing beer. One of them is good data. Bringing it all together in a keynote at MDM & Data Governance New York this week is Magnitude CTO, Darren Peirce and LaBatt Breweries’ Manager of Master Data Management, Alice Bazdikian. Their keynote, “ABInBev/Labatt Breweries of Canada: Balancing Agility and Governance in Consolidating Data,” will be presented on Wednesday, November 9 at 11:00 a.m. ET.
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