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Category: API Management

July 19th, 2018

How iPaaS Is Changing the Rules of Engagement…for Everyone, Everywhere

Posted by Charles Waltner on July 19th, 2018
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Organizations in Australia and around the world are rapidly adopting cloud applications to manage financials, customers, operations, human resources and more. Yet those systems can’t continue to exist as data islands. Data silos prevent businesses from developing a holistic approach to building a competitive advantage.

As a senior architect on the Dell Boomi Professional Services team in Australia, I’ve worked with dozens of companies that have made the leap from the time-consuming and inflexible integration technologies of the past to faster, more agile integration platform as a service (iPaaS).

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June 26th, 2018

How Integration Solves Four Top Omnichannel Retail Challenges

Posted by Hariharan Ganesh on June 26th, 2018
Miniature figurine : a shopper pushes a shopping cart on a smart credit card and a keyboard. Concept of brick and mortar stores nowadays face with increased competition from internet online ecommerce.

It’s no secret that retailers desperately need to innovate in order to survive and prosper in a challenging marketplace. The answer, however, has remained elusive for many brick-and-mortar and ecommerce merchants.

Neglecting the integration component needed to run a successful omnichannel retail business is a sure way to lag behind. At Aspire Systems, a Dell Boomi partner and a global technology services consultancy, we’ve seen subpar integration at some retail firms derail efficiency, impact margins and have negative repercussions on the customer experience.

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June 13th, 2018

Learning Through Experience: Q&A With Boomi Community Champion Hari Bonala

Posted by Charles Waltner on June 13th, 2018
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The Boomi Community is the hub of our relationship with our customers. It is where they find answers to their questions, learn how to get the most from the Boomi platform, and engage with peers to understand the best approaches to their integration challenges.

The heart of the Boomi Community is its members. Throughout the year, we recognize the most active and helpful individuals in this group. These leaders set the standard for how Community members can contribute and cultivate a rich conversation that helps everyone become better at integration.

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May 3rd, 2018

Integration Driving Digital Transformation for Modern Companies

Posted by Charles Waltner on May 3rd, 2018
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As one of the most influential technology research and advisory firms in the world, Forrester has a first-hand view of the changes taking place in digital business.

At Forrester’s Digital Transformation 2018 conference in Chicago, May 7-8, the analyst firm will be hosting leaders across industries to examine the opportunities and challenges of one of the biggest task facing organizations today: digital transformation.

Digital Transformation 2018 is Forrester’s thought leadership flagship event, bringing together innovators from retail, financial services, media, healthcare and more.

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April 29th, 2018

Comprehensive HR Integration Drives Rapid Growth for Dropbox

Posted by Charles Waltner on April 29th, 2018

As Dropbox matured and built out its human resources technology landscape, the company committed to deploying cloud-based applications. Its HR systems needed to meet core business requirements while upholding the company’s industry-leading user experience standards.

After a market analysis and assessment of current engagements at Dropbox, the company turned to Dell Boomi and Deloitte Consulting LLP. The two helped Dropbox quickly sort through its integration chaos and rapidly transform the workflows across its HR landscape.

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April 19th, 2018

Integration Drives Customer Experience Management for Omnichannel Retailers

Posted by Charles Waltner on April 19th, 2018
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Consumers generate data every time they interact with a brand. Clicking a digital ad, browsing a website, cashing out at a brick-and-mortar store, or using a retailer’s mobile app…each interaction creates a veritable gold mine of information that retailers and consumer goods companies can use to drive sales.

If properly harnessed, that data provides the foundation for customer experience management (CEM) — the ability to understand consumer behavior and preferences, create a unified 360-degree customer view, and generate insights for consistent, personalized engagement across any channel.

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April 16th, 2018

Open Banking Creating New Competitors and Partners

Posted by Charles Waltner on April 16th, 2018
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For years, European financial services customers have demanded more choice, better deals and superior customer service from their banks. In 2018 their wish be will granted. The EU’s Open Banking initiative forces banks to expose their customer data and payments infrastructure to third parties. This means digital payments and deep spending insights will be fully available to customers for the first time.

Open banking brings about a whole new challenge. It is a cultural, as well as technological, shift.

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April 12th, 2018

Performance Matters: Scaling Integration Processes to Meet the Needs of Your Business

Posted by Charles Waltner on April 12th, 2018
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Integration plays an increasingly important role in IT, connecting applications and APIs, spanning cloud services and internal networks, automating workflows and delivering that most sought-after quality for daily operations: agility.

As integration workloads increase, performance and scalability become critical issues. Organizations can’t afford to have integration processes hit bottlenecks because of limitations in CPU power, memory or network bandwidth.

In integration, as in other areas of IT, performance matters. IT organizations should consider how they’re going scale integration processes to meet the needs of business users and the workflows they depend on.

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Application and Data Integration Can Help Organizations Better Respond to GDPR Challenges

Posted by Pragnya Paramita on April 12th, 2018
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The European Union (EU) Data Protection Directive was passed in 1995. However, it didn’t foresee all the changes that would happen because of the evolution of digital technology. As a result, an update was needed. And now it will be shortly. The new General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) takes effect on May 25, 2018.

Though certainly not a fix for every aspect of the GDPR, data and application integration can play an important role in how organizations respond to GDPR requirements.

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April 4th, 2018

Open Banking Promises to Bring New Competition to Financial Services

Posted by Charles Waltner on April 4th, 2018
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Financial Services is undergoing rapid change. Mobile banking and fintech systems are spurring the emergence of the European-led Open Banking initiative.

This is a significant development in existing regulations. While Open Banking aims to enhance customer protection and security, it also makes it possible for telcos, retailers and other companies to provide payment services. These organizations, with their ability to continually improve and differentiate their customer experiences, will likely disrupt the financial services industry.

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