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Michael Zuckerman, CMO, Queplix The explosion in information technology tools and capability has accelerated. Our information technology environment is moving at absolute light-speed. Yet, the back of data integration is broken. 90% of customers are using 20-year old ETL technology designed to move batch files into the data warehouse at 1:00 am. It is a manual process. Worst of all, is that some vendors have even put this 20-year old technology in their newly minted 1-year old cloud. Who wants 20-year old technology in a 1-year old cloud? To add insult to injury, data quality is … “another product.” I humbly submit that without resolving data quality issues and providing for their ongoing maintenance, you cannot integrate even two applications, load your data warehouse, consider a future Virtual MDM deployment. The cause of this is simple. Look at the revenue mix for... (more)

SAP UEM by Knoa Change Management

This product overview of SAP User Experience Management by Knoa details the advantages, performance and functionality of one of the leading products in the user experience management space as presented to ASUG in June 2012. View the video overview here [YouTube]. This specific video covers Change Management and Risk Reduction and is presented in two parts: PART 1 is the presentation that defines best practice in change management and associated risk reduction. PART 2 DEMO is the live demo that shows the various analytics dashboards that power the process from beginning to end. ... (more)

Nexus Information Systems Joins Actifio Partner Program

Nexus Information Systems, a regional leader in data center solutions and services, today announced that the company has become a member of the Actifio Partner Program.  As an approved Actifio partner, Nexus Information Systems will offer its clients the Actifio Data Management Virtualization (DMV) software suite to lower data protection, disaster recovery and business continuity costs. Actifio solutions help customers protect their physical and VMware virtualized environments including VMware Site Recovery Manager. "Enabling virtualized infrastructures with cost efficient data pr... (more)

Queplix Extends Data Virtualization Capabilities to Developer Community

Queplix Corp., a provider of data virtualization, has announced its new BladeShare Exchange Program, which enables partners or customers to build custom Application Software Blades for new third-party and custom applications, and make them available to the worldwide Queplix customer community. Queplix's intelligent Application Software Blades perform easy and automatic connections to target applications, reducing the time required to integrate applications by up to 75 percent or more. The BladeShare Exchange Program will enable participants to develop new applications that can ea... (more)

Advanced Data Virtualization Differentiation

Author: Michael Zuckerman, CMO, Queplix What makes advanced data virtualization unique? How is this really different than basic data virtualization? Than ETL with web services? Good questions. Where's the beef? All of the basic capabilities of basic data virtualization are there with advanced data virtualization - that's a given. This includes four basic components, worth reviewing again since my previous post on advanced data virtualization. Even at this level Queplix has significant differentiation: (1) Data is virtualized. All data from all the sources you connect to appear a... (more)