MDM to the Rescue for Financial Institutions

Data becomes an asset only when it is efficiently harnessed and managed. Because firms tend to evolve into silos, their data often gets organized that way as well, resulting in multiple references and unnecessary duplication of data that dilute its value. Master Data Management (MDM) architecture helps to avoid these and other pitfalls by applying…

Augmenting Internal Loan Data to Comply with CECL and Boost Profit

The importance of sound internal data gathering practices cannot be understated. However, in light of the new CECL standard, many lending institutions have found themselves unable to meet the data requirements. This may have served as a wake-up call for organizations at all levels to look at their internal data warehousing systems and identify and…

A Brief Introduction to Agile Philosophy

Reducing time to delivery by developing in smaller incremental chunks and incorporating an ability to pivot is the cornerstone of Agile software development methodology. “Agile” software development is a rarity among business buzz words in that it is actually a fitting description of what it seeks to accomplish. Optimally implemented, it is capable of delivering…

Growing Benefits of Big Data

2018 is poised to further revolutionize the way companies use Big Data to improve their financial bottom lines. The term Big Data generally refers to a dataset that is too large to be efficiently administered and evaluated by a traditional relational database. Its meaning has recently expanded, however, to include advanced technologies that can store,…

What is DevOps?

It should come as little surprise that our most successful client engagements feature an effective mix of innovation, competitiveness, and teamwork. Achieving this balance is not without its challenges, and DevOps has been essential to our success in exceeding expectations. Whereas technology projects have typically required significant tradeoffs among speed, quality, and cost containment (“pick...