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Aug
15
The Data Integration Portfolio - Part Three: Streaming Data

In previous installments of this series we examined recent trends in data integration, specifically data replication and synchronization, as well as data abstraction through virtualization. Taken individually, all of these approaches are suited for high data latency requirements around historical reporting and trending analysis. In this chapter, we look at real-time streaming data, and how it can complement high-latency data integration approaches to create a complete enterprise data foundation.

Streaming data delivery is often perceived to be the "holy grail" of data integration in that it provides users with immediate and actionable insight into current business operations. In reality, streaming has primarily been utilized in conjunc...


Dec
26
WHY CULTURE CAN MAKE OR BREAK A DIGITAL STRATEGY

You probably have heard the quote, “Culture eats strategy for breakfast”. This couldn’t be truer now than when business management guru Peter Drucker stated it over 60 years ago.

During our current age of digital transformation, culture is eating well. Many companies are just beginning to realize the impending digital wave that is about to crash down on them. If not, it’s time to get your head out of the sand. You don’t want to suffer the same fate as Nokia. After the sale of Nokia to Microsoft, Stephen Elop, the former CEO stated, “We didn’t do anything wrong, but somehow we lost.” Nokia was so focused on running their business the way they thought was right that they didn’t fully ...


May
10
THE KEY DISCUSSION POINTS OF OUR DIGITAL EXPERIENCE WORKSHOP

There has been a lot of discussion recently about “Digital Transformation”. Everyone seems to have a slightly different opinion of exactly what is meant by “Digital Transformation”. Some say it’s about digitizing your business, others will take it a step forward and say it is about digitizing your systems and processes, and still others will talk about creating a “Digital Platform” on which to conduct your business with customers and partners. To me it includes all of that, however the most important thing is creating an organizational culture that can respond to changing market dynamics. This includes your customers, suppliers, partners and employees.

In our Digital Experience Workshop on June 8...


Apr
25
Jan
22
IDENTIFYING YOUR DIGITAL BUSINESS MATURITY

In my previous post, I stated that the time is now to begin your digital transformation. To streamline processes, implement new technology and create a digital platform to extend the value of your offering(s). But digital business isn’t about implementing technology, it’s about doing business digitally. Realigning your vision, strategy, and business model, then determining how to best execute. Technology should not be implemented without an understanding and purpose behind each decision. Your decisions should contribute to the overall digital platform, not independent stacks.

This article states that it is no longer an option to have a digital business plan, it is an imperative for survival. The article is targeted to CIOs, h...


Jan
09
NEW YEAR, THE TIME IS NOW

Many of us realize that to stay relevant and compete in this digital world, our companies need to undergo a digital transformation. The question that follows the decision to move forward is usually where or how do we begin? All companies are impacted differently by technology - some of us don’t have enough, while most of us probably have too much. Years of technical debt and single department solutions have built up over time, and it’s starting to look like a house of cards.

Now is the time to get your house in order and start innovating. Your first step is to recognize the problem/opportunity and determine where change is needed the most. You may think differently, but often it is an area in which you are a market leader. If...


Oct
10
MEET ALLEN POPPE, PRACTICE DIRECTOR - DIGITAL BUSINESS

Pandata Group is happy to announce that Allen Poppe has joined the company as Practice Director to lead the growth of our newly formed Digital Business practice. With his passion and forethought in technology along with his history working in multiple industries, he is a natural choice to head Pandata Group’s Digital Business practice and keep us at the forefront of thought leadership in the space.

We think you should get to know Allen and his role at Pandata Group. We’ve included a brief interview with Allen to highlight his goals, strategies, and the big picture perspective that he wants to deliver to local clients.

1.) What area of the Pandata Group will you be focusing on?

A. I am excited to join the Pandata Group and he...