Enterprises are under pressure to more effectively monitor, manage, and extend their sustainability initiatives. They also need to demonstrate them to customers, partners, and regulators. But just why is data so critical in these “green” goals?

IDC data shows that for just shy of 20% of organizations in Europe, sustainability initiatives account for over 10% of their IT budget. That’s not all. Our data also shows that between 2021 and 2022, there was a 10% increase in the number of European organizations that now consider themselves to be in the mature stages of their sustainability initiatives.

It is, perhaps, not hard to see why.

Read more in https://www.datavirtualizationblog.com. Originally published on January 31, 2023.

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Over the last few years, there has been a strong focus on environmental, social, and governance (ESG) concerns. ESG represents the standards used by socially conscious investors to screen potential investments. It takes a holistic view that sustainability extends beyond environmental issues, and it helps investors to better understand how different organizations manage risks and opportunities related to sustainability.

Despite being in practice for many years, there has been no standard ESG framework barring a broad consensus on the issues that it covers. However, with the recent input from various government and non-governmental organizations and the increase of environmental and sustainability concerns in the public consciousness, ‌ESG has gone mainstream, with an increasing number of ESG rating agencies and frameworks.

Read more in https://www.datavirtualizationblog.com. Originally published on December 1, 2022.

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While cleaning up our archive recently, I found an old article published in 1976 about data dictionary/directory systems (DD/DS). It was written by L. Delport. Nowadays, we no longer use the term DD/DS, but “data catalog” or simply “metadata system”. But at that time, DD/DS was the fashionable term used for systems to store, describe, and manage metadata.

Read more in https://www.datavirtualizationblog.com. Originally published on December 8, 2022.

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With the gradual rise in digitization across many organizations, the approach towards customer engagement has drastically evolved over the years. Particularly in recent times, there has been an ever-growing demand for organizations to be able to provide unified, effective and customized solutions to users and to further elevate the overall customer experience journey. Before learning how customer 360° views can accelerate digital transformation for organizations, it is important to understand the meaning behind a customer 360 view.

Read more in https://www.datavirtualizationblog.com. Originally published on November 30, 2022.

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