July 19th, 2018
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).
July 12th, 2018
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.
July 9th, 2018
It’s very common for businesses to try to be all things to all people. And, obviously, some have been very successful at it. Remember how Amazon started? Books. Now you can buy just about anything from Amazon — including groceries.
QAD has chosen a different path. This maker of enterprise resource planning (ERP) software is focused on one industry —manufacturing. It serves only the largest companies, and as a result, is best in its class.
June 28th, 2018
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.
June 18th, 2018
DevOps is a software engineering practice that aims to unify software development and operations. And while that sounds simple and logical, it does present challenges to corporate IT teams.
Accenture, in partnership with Dell Boomi, offers the means to help organizations embrace DevOps.
The Accenture DevOps Platform (ADOP) brings together an integrated collection of enterprise and open source tools for developing, deploying and managing applications using DevOps and ALM best practices.
March 16th, 2018
The sales landscape has changed for independent software vendors (ISVs). Customers no longer buy applications based strictly on traditional characteristics such as functionality and scalability.
With software as a service (SaaS) applications becoming the norm, ease of integration has emerged as a key consideration for organizations as they assess their software options. Companies want new apps to plug and play across diverse environments of best-of-breed cloud and on-premise systems. The last thing they want is a complex and months-long integration project.
February 21st, 2018
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.
February 19th, 2018
Laziness. Is that really a good habit for developers?
Search the internet for advice on the virtues of successful developers, and you’ll find a wealth of observations, not all of which exactly square with one another. The differences shouldn’t be surprising. People vary, and successful people will vary in how they go about achieving success.
Beneath these variations, though, there are common, road-tested practices — habits — for addressing the challenges of producing excellent software — whether integrations or new applications — day after day, under tight deadlines, and in the face of shifting technical requirements and business conditions.
November 27th, 2017
If you Google the term “customer engagement,” you’ll get a lot of responses. Like over 10 million. Similarly, “customer delight” returns nearly four million. Marketers want to “engage” their customers so they can “delight” them.
But customers often have very low expectations — experience being a brutal teacher — and so the bar for delight is set pretty low.
What does all this mean when it comes to developing mobile applications for your customers, partners, employees and suppliers?
September 26th, 2017
Well, it’s over. Phew!
Dell Boomi’s first-ever user conference took place Tuesday, Sept. 19 – Friday, Sept. 22 in San Francisco at the Westin St. Francis hotel. By all accounts, it was a great success.
Boomi World provided a fantastic opportunity to bring our partners and customers together to share their knowledge about cloud-native data and application integration. Together we expanded our collective understanding of the best ways to build connected businesses.