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January 2022

Demystifying DataOps - Riding the Change

A well planned data-driven strategy has become the need of the hour in today’s competitive world. In order to deliver the best, businesses need relevant, appropriate and sufficient data at the right time. But the characteristics of data are changing rapidly across volume, variety and variability, which puts enormous pressure on current data management approaches. Thus, dealing with real-time insights from increasing data in an automated manner has become the current focus of many experts. This has resulted in the rise of DataOps.

What is Quality Assurance in Software Testing?

Quality Assurance (QA) is a typical process for ensuring that the end product of any Software Development Lifecycle (SDLC) corresponds to the overall and scope-agreed-upon objectives. Historically, quality assurance (QA) testing has been introduced rather late in the software development cycle. In a Waterfall process, for example, the software is created and then sent along to the QA team, which provides input and then sends the program back to the development team to be fixed.


With Talend, cybersecurity leader Imperva trusts its data - if nothing else

The word “trust” is simply not in the cybersecurity solution providers’ vocabulary. They trust no one and nothing. They develop Zero Trust network architectures to protect clients against external attacks, insider threats, and inadvertent errors that could impact security. And they’re always on the lookout for emerging vulnerabilities across internal and external networks. Trust is a luxury they can’t afford to have — or can they?


Your KPI starter kit: Choosing and measuring the metrics that matter

If a tree falls in a forest and there’s no one to hear it… well, it's very hard to use that tree in your corporate decision-making. KPIs (key performance indicators) are the metrics that tell you how well you're performing against certain key strategic targets. Ongoing KPI reporting gives you a clear and consistent view into your company’s performance in the areas that matter most.


How to Create API Value Chains to Grow Your Business

An application programming interface (API) value chain connects you to your customers through a series of partners. Unlike browser-based web apps where your customers buy goods or services directly from your website. APIs are a vital component of your digital business strategy. They help you analyze data and enable a multi-cloud strategy that can dramatically accelerate your time-to-market. Once you know how to create API value chains, you can implement them right away.


Pushing Data to the Salesforce CRM From Your Warehouse 7 Pitfalls

ETL is an acronym for Extract, Transform and Load. It refers to a process of extracting data from one system and transforming it so that it can be loaded into another system. It is the process that lets businesses amass large amounts of data in data warehouses that they can use for business operations. Reverse ETL is a term used when the data is pushed from the warehouse to the CRM. This process seems simple, but there are many pitfalls that can come up during this phase.


Technology in the Finance Function: Which Trends Will Impact Tax and Transfer Pricing?

Read any overview of how the finance and accounting function is changing, and you will notice several common themes. Three of the most important of these are: cloud migration, data standardization, and interoperability. The aim of technology in finance is to remove friction. With cloud migration that means making upgrades, licensing, procurement and maintenance simpler with software-as-a-service (SaaS) models.


BigQuery Connector for SAP: Power your cloud data analytics strategy

Google Cloud has a genuine passion for solving technology problems that make a difference for our customers. With the release of our BigQuery Connector for SAP, we're taking a another big step towards solving a major challenge for SAP customers with a quick, easy, and inexpensive way to integrate SAP data with BigQuery, our serverless, highly scalable, and cost-effective multi cloud data warehouse designed for business agility.

Allan Gray: Intelligent Client Onboarding Process Automation

Allan Gray, a Wealth Management company in South Africa, processes thousands of client transactions a day. They built their client onboarding process on Appian’s low-code platform with Know Your Customer (KYC) functionality and dramatically reduced the onboarding friction experienced by their clients. Watch this video to see how the lean delivery team in Cape Town has been able to deliver new features and functions every few weeks and months, instead of months and years, while drastically enhancing user and customer experience.

Using Native API/Native Code vs SourcePro DB

Fast access to data is more important now than ever before. Native applications often can produce that extra bit of performance that makes the difference. But the push to leverage lower level APIs comes with its own set of challenges and costs. SourcePro has been designed to allow you to focus on solving your business problems instead of getting bogged down in unclear and error prone low-level API coding.