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Category: Cloud Management

July 12th, 2018

Net Neutrality Is Over: Here’s an Action Plan for Your Integration Strategy

Posted by Michael Morton on July 12th, 2018
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If you ever needed a reason to take a closer look at your application integrations, your network traffic patterns, your data quality dependencies, and the true potential of your cloud migration strategy, here it is: Net Neutrality is dead.

On December 14, 2017, the United States Federal Communications Commission voted to reverse its earlier 2015 vote classifying Internet service providers (ISPs) as “common carriers” rather than “information providers” according to Title II of the Communications Act of 1934 and Section 706 of the Telecommunications Act of 1996.

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June 29th, 2018

For the Connected Business, Low-Code Workflow Needs Low-Code Integration

Posted by Manoj Gujarathi on June 29th, 2018
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Low-code workflow automation platforms speed delivery of applications and workflows. And, as businesses recognize that these platforms can scale, their use increases. But their value is diminished if the platforms can’t connect across your application and data ecosystem.

A best of breed workflow automation platform may rapidly create workflows to automate business processes, but if it can’t easily connect to other SaaS application or an on-premise database, it just creates another problem to solve — integration.

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June 28th, 2018

Need a Blueprint for Digital Transformation? An Enterprise Architect Can Help.

Posted by Myles Suer on June 28th, 2018
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To create an agile, efficient enterprise, it pays to think big. And by big, I mean systematically like an enterprise architect, who creates IT infrastructures that support business strategies.

The job calls for both business knowledge and IT knowledge. And the architect can succeed only if the organization recognizes integration as a strategic capability, rather than as a series of discrete chores to be performed when developers have the time.

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June 27th, 2018

Making Cloud Migration Work: 5 Tips for Adopting Agile Practices

Posted by Oliver Asmus on June 27th, 2018
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In an earlier post, I wrote about the five things that any enterprise should do before embarking on a cloud migration project. This post focuses on another aspect of cloud migration: Agile development.

If you’re working on a cloud migration project, you need to be thinking about Agile development practices. Why? Because the cloud is dependent upon Agile development. And there’s a big benefit to adopting Agile processes: they streamline cloud migration, helping your organization get to the cloud more quickly and innovate more easily once you get there.

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May 22nd, 2018

5 Things to Do Before Any Cloud Migration Project

Posted by Oliver Asmus on May 22nd, 2018
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It’s an accepted truth that applications deployed one or two decades ago simply can’t deliver the performance, agility or efficiency necessary to keep up with the demands of today’s changing business climate. As such, smart organizations are rebuilding their application portfolios and migrating to the cloud.

At Slalom, we partner with companies like Boomi and our mutual customers to push the boundaries of what’s possible — together. We provide strategic guidance and technical expertise for companies large and small, across the U.S.

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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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February 21st, 2018

When Disaster Strikes…Cloud Integration Supports Resilient Utility and Government Systems

Posted by Nikolai Blackie on February 21st, 2018
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Across the globe extreme weather events and natural disasters routinely bring disruption, chaos and economic hardship to communities and businesses.

For example, in New Zealand where my IT consultancy Adaptiv Integration is headquartered, hard-working teams in the utility and local and central government sectors face constant pressure to respond 24x7x365 to the impact of natural and man-made events. And not always successfully.

Natural catastrophe and extreme weather events have topped the list of perceived risks to New Zealand in the World Economic Forum’s Global Risks report for 2018.

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February 16th, 2018

How Now Cloud? Where CIOs See the Cloud Today and for Tomorrow

Posted by Myles Suer on February 16th, 2018
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As cloud technology and business practices evolve, it is important to capture the strategies that are working for chief information officers. To do this, I reached out to the followers of #CIOChat that I host on Twitter. I asked CIOs for their current thinking on public cloud, private cloud and hybrid cloud. We discussed how organizations can best take advantage of this fundamental technology shift. Hopefully, their insights prove valuable to you.

The State of Cloud Strategy

Most CIOs say they are currently carrying out a mixed cloud strategy and that the cloud-first approach is a relatively new development. 

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