November 14th, 2018
By Isaac Sacolick
The role of the CIO is changing. To deliver digital transformation — applying new technologies to radically improve or invent products, services and business models — the CIO needs to evolve from order taker to innovator.
Ten or fifteen years ago, we CIOs had a horizontal responsibility and a horizontal view of the business. The focus was primarily internal: How could IT give various business units what they were asking for.
November 8th, 2018
Boomi World Day Two focused on the future of integration, application development, workflow automation and digital transformation.
Steve Wood, Boomi’s chief product officer, kicked off the morning with a keynote presentation detailing Boomi’s vision and plan for its platform.
Wood began by looking back at what Boomi has achieved since its founding — simplifying and streamlining how organizations can create and manage integrations.
Throughout the history of the integration cloud market, Boomi has been the leader.
October 10th, 2018
When it comes to application and data integration, many enterprises are saddled with legacy middleware and architectures that stifle innovation and slow response to changing market pressures. If that sounds even a little familiar, you definitely want to attend Boomi World 2018 November 5-7 in Las Vegas.
Big enterprises face big challenges, and at Boomi World, you’ll find insightful and inspiring educational sessions that can help you overcome those barriers to reaching your business goals.
October 2nd, 2018
You thought Dreamforce was fun? Here comes Boomi World!
If you are an integration architect, an IT manager, or an executive hoping to master your hybrid infrastructure and transform your digital enterprise, then Boomi World is definitely the place you should be. Join us at Boomi World in Las Vegas, November 5-7.
But if you need a little more convincing, here are 10 reasons you will be glad you went to Boomi World.
September 19th, 2018
According to a recent IDG Cloud Computing Survey, the average IT environment is increasingly becoming cloud-based. Cloud is no longer seen primarily as a cost reduction strategy — now it’s become an enabler of the digital business model and is the foundation to digital transformation.
One of the most widely used cloud software-as-a-service (SaaS) applications is Salesforce — and for many companies, it is core to their business operations. However, in order for organizations to harness the full potential of their data and their investment in key apps like Salesforce, they need a cloud integration platform that can connect Salesforce to everything else in the IT landscape — from legacy systems to other cloud applications and even IoT devices and data lakes.
August 30th, 2018
In earlier posts, I wrote about the five things that any enterprise should do before embarking on a cloud migration project, and I offered tips for adopting agile practices when migrating to the cloud.
In today’s post, I’m going to talk about another aspect of cloud migration: best practices for the project overall.
Here are five best practices for keeping your cloud migration project on the right path.
August 28th, 2018
In an earlier post, I wrote about how to build an integration center of excellence.
Instead of treating integration as a series of ad hoc engineering projects, an integration center of excellence (ICoE) makes creating and managing integrations a cross-departmental activity — engaging stakeholders in business, engineering, testing, operations and compliance.
The ICoE establishes integration patterns and standards, which are applied across the organization. Integration development becomes fast, predictable, and cost-effective.
August 16th, 2018
In a previous blog post, “Why Every Enterprise Needs an Integration Center of Excellence,” I wrote about the difference an integration center of excellence (ICoE) can make to your organization. The benefits include faster integration development with more predictive results. IT investments deliver better returns, and your enterprise becomes more agile and responsive.
But if your enterprise doesn’t have an ICoE today, how can you build one? I’ve worked with some of the largest, most dynamic organizations in the world on their integration projects, and I’ve seen what works and what doesn’t.
August 14th, 2018
Imagine a world where all your manual, mundane tasks could be completely automated. Where you have a personal assistant who knows how and where to get things for you. It can constantly learn about you and can be ready and able to help at all times. Utopia!
Well, we’re not quite at a utopia yet. But we’re getting closer. There are a lot of contributing technologies helping move things forward. Bots are one of them.
August 13th, 2018
Chain restaurants can relate to the old saying, “Too many cooks spoil the soup.” But I’m not talking about a dozen kitchen workers in white aprons stirring a pot of chicken noodle.
I’m talking about the legion of business applications in place at both the corporate and HQ-level in chain restaurant businesses. These software systems often work across hundreds of franchises.
For the most part, these applications are integrated ad hoc, if at all.