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 Rajan Chandras

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Rajan Chandras has over 20 years of experience and thought leadership in IT with a focus on enterprise data management. He is currently with a leading healthcare firm in New Jersey, where his responsibilities have included delivering complex programs in master data management, data warehousing, business intelligence, ICD-10 as well as providing architectural guidance to enterprise initiatives in healthcare reform (HCM/HCR), including care coordination programs (ACO/PCMH/EOC) and healthcare analytics (provider performance/PQR, HEDIS etc.), and customer relationship management analytics (CRM).
Articles by Rajan Chandras
posted in April 2007

Data Integration Comes in Three Flavors

Those shopping for data integration solutions will find that they come in three flavors: Stand-alone tools from niche players like MetaMatrix, Group 1, Pervasive and Tableau… Focused Solutions from vendors like Business Objects, Cognos, Informatica, Initiate and SAS… and One-Stop Shops such as IBM, Microsoft and Oracle. Here's what each flavor has to offer.

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Data Breaches Cry Out for Data Governance

The New York Times on April 20 reported yet another significant data breach: the inadvertent public disclosure of tens of thousands of social security numbers belonging to people who received financial assistance from the U.S. Agriculture Department. The breach, coming on top of numerous others recently, is a clear indication that data governance is the need of the hour.

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Infrastructure: A Wake-Up Call for India, China

If China and India aspire to recognition and respect for their increasing prowess in technology, they must do better. The World Economic Forum recently released its annual Global Information Technology Report for 2006-2007. The reports Networked Readiness Index ranked India 44th and China 59th, down four places and nine places, respectively, from last year's standings.

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The Traveler and the Tree: Learning from Wodehouse

The Software Equity Group reports that 2006 "established new benchmarks for domestic M&A activity." In North America alone, there were more than 1,700 mergers and acquisitions in the software and IT services sector... Watching giants like IBM, HP, Microsoft and Oracle voraciously mop up the IT landscape, we expect 2007 to be another stellar year for acquisitions, with implications for all of us.

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The Annual Easter H-1B Hunt Exceeds Expectations

That thundering sound you heard down the streets leading to the offices of the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) earlier this month was the stampede of immigration lawyers rushing to grab their share of H-1B visas for their resource-starved clients. It appears that all 65,000 H-1B visas for the coming year were snapped up in a single day. What gives?

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Trashing the Competition: Oracle, Microsoft & More

You already know about the Oracle/SAP flap: Oracle's contention is that... SAP's strategy is to: • Offer cut-rate support services to Oracle customers • Lure Oracle customers to (SAP) • Siphon off valuable software maintenance revenue from Oracle • Compete with Oracle support and maintenance services... But this is just the latest episode of a long running comedy-drama.

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Data Integration: How Times Have Changed

Enterprise data integration has clearly "arrived." The road had many twists and turns, yet data integration has not just survived, it has grown in strength and stature. How do we apply our collective learning from market developments to position ourselves better for 2007 and beyond?... BI and performance management need not be the raison d'etre for data integration efforts.

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