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Office Depot Stitches Together the Customer Journey Across Multiple Touchpoints

In January 2017, the AURELIUS Group (Germany) acquired the European operations of Office Depot, creating Office Depot Europe. Today, Office Depot Europe is the leading reseller of workplace products and services with customers in 14 countries throughout Europe selling anything from paper, pens and flip charts, to office furniture

Adopting a Multi-Cloud Strategy: Challenges vs. Benefits

Cloud-based platforms have become a standard component within most enterprise IT infrastructures, however, many organizations find they cannot source everything they need from a single provider. As a result, increasing numbers are adopting a multi-cloud strategy in an effort to better meet their business requirements. According to the Voice of the Enterprise (VotE) Digital Pulse survey[1] produced by analyst company 451 Research, 60 perc

Data Mapping Essentials in the GDPR Era

  A recent survey shows that organizations are still on their way to GDPR compliance in 2018, the initial step for many is around getting a full view of their entire information chain.  It’s the first pillar of data management best practices that businesses need to put into place as they get ready for the new regulation. To be fully prepared,

Podcast - How Talend Is Helping Companies Liberate Their Data

Earlier this year, I had the opportunity to chat with Nathan Latka on his podcast “The Top.” It’s a broad sweeping discussion that covers everything from Talend’s origins through our current market approach and growth. We talk about Talend’s financial model, acquisition strategy, product focus, and plan for competing for in a $16B market opportu

How Dominos Pizza is Mastering Data, One Pizza at a Time

In an era where food delivery competition ranges from your local grocery store to data-driven companies like Amazon, you need to stake out a competitive differentiator. Domino’s Pizza, founded in 1960, recognizes this and that’s why they remain remains the largest pizza company in the world, with a significant business in both delivery and carryout pizza. Relying on technology as a competitive differentiator helped Domino’s achieve more th

4 Possible Ways a Blockchain Can Impact Data Management

We all know we are at the peak of the hype cycle for…wait for it – Blockchain! We are also already aware of some of the benefits of blockchain - but can blockchain be applicable to traditional data management? Though real-world blockchain implementations in the enterprise are mini

How to Manage Access to 3rd Party Resources in Kubernetes with Helm

Post By Sébastien Gandon and Iosif Igna Kubernetes provides the ability to easily deploy and run containerized applications in cloud, on-premise, or hybrid environments. Kubernetes has gained a lot of attention recently and it has become a platform for innovation in containerized

Data provenance: Be a star of GDPR

The big data ecosystem is constantly changing and with General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) due to go into effect in May 2018, businesses need to deploy a coordinated approach to data management. Aging data architecture will not be able to meet the needs of the new EU regulations which prescribes much more stringent and specific rules on the use and storage of personal data than ever before. The good news is that shifting to a modern data architecture can help to liberate data an