when it comes to the European General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), many companies appear to be paralyzed. Although the regulation comes into force in May 2018, many have not yet even begun to implement the new guidelines. It appears that the requirements are too great and too far-reaching, and it’s therefore very difficult to take the first step. The GDPR sets out fundamental changes in the management of personal data: Its primary focus is the storage and use of data, as well as consent from the individual. In future, every company that manages or stores personal data of EU citizens must know what data is stored where and how exactly it is used. In addition, the consent of the data owner (the person affected) for precisely this storage and use must be verifiable and the data correct.
Anyone not fulfilling the requirements can expect staggeringly high fines of up to 4% of the company’s turnover or 20 million euros.
Poor data quality causes costs in various business divisions.
Digitisation is all around us and it happens in every industry. The choice companies have to make is a rather simple one: You can either drive the business as a leader or desperately try to catch up. On the EMEA MDM 360 SummitInformatica encouraged the attendees to be a disrupter, be ambitious and to rethink their businesses. For those who are afraid Ron Matusof, VP Advanced Customer Engineering, recommends: The thing about innovation is, that your idea never existed before so you cannot make the perfect plan. Just make the best decision you can with the information you have and stay flexible.
Some of you know our company since it was founded in the autumn of 2013. Our colleagues and we are grateful for the encouragement and support we have received from you over the past few years. When we decided, in summer 2013, to set up a company, we could not possibly have imagined that, only three years later, we would be employing more than 60 people at different locations. But we were confident that with our focus on processes to support digitisation we had found an issue that would be very important to our customers at home and abroad.
Today, parsionate is one of the fastest growing companies with this kind of portfolio in Europe. And we will continue to accelerate our growth: As part of a management buyout, parsionate’s management team and two commercial investors acquired RS Media Group AG’s shares of our company. In addition, the parsionate Group GmbH was founded as a holding company.
Information logistics projects are challenging. Poorly organized, they will last longer and will end up costing much more than planned. Digitization requires centralized, optimized and automated processes. Businesses need to rise to this challenge.
Michael Mezger and Marc Hölzle report on their experiences and provide valuable tips on how to avoid common mistakes and complete your project on time and on budget.
Who needs digitization? This was one of the main issues discussed at the “Informatica Focus Day: Master Data Management“. Roger Kehl, CIO at Festo and one of the speakers at the Focus Day, identified the vast amount of data that has to be managed by companies as a key driver of digitization. The Internet of Things, “intelligent products”, additional apps for specific products, digital services: for many manufacturers, software expertise has become a necessity and an essential component of value creation.
Just before Christmas is traditionally the time when industry colleagues and market criers throw around predictions. Of course we, the experts, have to be part of it, too. A quick survey among our colleagues showed that the issues and technologies we will deal with in our customer projects don’t really require a gaze into the crystal ball. Our customers and we are already working on topics and areas that, for most people, will be only be relevant in the near future.
These are, in a nutshell, our new and old themes for 2017
Yesterday the conference about “All Things Data” took place in Zurich. In their opening Dirk Häussermann and Oliver Schröder aroused the audience’s curiosity about the following presentations by explaining the aim of the event: To map the happenings in the world with stories about what Informatica is doing.