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September 11th, 2018

Boomi World 2018: Integration Education From Industry Experts

Posted by Charles Waltner on September 11th, 2018
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When it comes to application and data integration, Boomi World 2018 is THE place to be November 5-7 in Las Vegas, Nevada.

There are plenty of reasons to attend Boomi World 2018. One of the most compelling is our full slate of educational sessions led by integration experts. The dozens of sessions offer something for everyone, from integration beginners to experienced enterprise architects.

Here’s a sampling of some of the educational sessions about integration that will be offered at Boomi World 2018.

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September 10th, 2018

Cloud-Native: Integration the Salesforce Way

Posted by Sean Collins on September 10th, 2018
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Dreamforce is just two weeks away, and one thing is for sure. Integration will be a much-discussed topic at Salesforce’s premier technology conference in San Francisco September 25-28.

The company’s purchase of MuleSoft has brought integration into the spotlight and raised awareness of the critical importance of how an integration cloud can make it far faster and easier to connect your enterprise data with Salesforce’s revolutionary business platform.

With more joint Salesforce customers (1,500+ and counting) than any other integration platform provider, we know the importance of Salesforce integration better than anyone (for perspective, more companies are using Boomi to connect Salesforce than the total number of MuleSoft customers — just over 1,200).

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September 6th, 2018

For Salesforce Customers, a Low-Code Approach Delivers Integration at the Speed of Business

Posted by Div Manickam on September 6th, 2018
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Salesforce’s hallmark annual conference, Dreamforce, is fast approaching and integration will be front and center.

Integration has always been critical for Salesforce customers. And that importance was highlighted earlier this year when Salesforce acquired MuleSoft.

Salesforce founder and co-chief executive officer Marc Benioff has publicly stated that his company will use Mulesoft’s on-premise, developer-centric platform to expand its market share of the world’s largest companies by addressing integration scenarios needing extensive, laborious customization and code development.

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September 5th, 2018

Integration Plumbing: What You Need to Know About Web Services and APIs

Posted by Nicholas Mortensen on September 5th, 2018
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In a previous post, I talked about the basics of integration, a term used every day in business that many folks don’t understand very well. As part of the post, I offered a simple definition of integration, which I’ll repeat here: An integration is simply moving data from one system to another. When I integrate two systems, they are simply sharing data back and forth.

In any discussion of integration, two other terms usually emerge: APIs (application programming interfaces) and web services.

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August 28th, 2018

Why Collaboration Is Essential for Creating an Integration Center of Excellence

Posted by Jordan Braunstein on August 28th, 2018
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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.

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August 24th, 2018

5 Characteristics You Need in an Integration Cloud Platform

Posted by Ranjana Haridas on August 24th, 2018
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When it comes to integration platform as a service (iPaaS) technology, Dell Boomi leads the pack — in fact, we pioneered the concept, creating the industry’s first iPaaS in 2008.

iPaaS is the de facto standard for building an integration cloud. It is a scalable multi-tenant platform that supports cloud, on-premise and hybrid IT environments. An iPaaS should be agile, nimble and scalable, able to deliver a cloud service at innovation-ready speed for every enterprise integration scenario.

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August 22nd, 2018

Integration: The Antidote to Digital Disruption

Posted by Myles Suer on August 22nd, 2018
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The digital economy. Digital transformation. Digital disruption. When CEO’s — especially CEOs of established companies — talk about keeping up with the rapid pace of technology change, it’s these terms that can wreck a good night’s sleep.

They all want to avoid what Geoffrey Moore calls “a Kodak moment.” This is when a business realizes it can’t make the jump into the future. These are brands that were masters of incremental innovation.

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August 16th, 2018

How to Build an Integration Center of Excellence

Posted by Jordan Braunstein on August 16th, 2018
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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.

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August 14th, 2018

Low-Code Integration Helps Hardworking Bots Earn Their Keep

Posted by Thameem Khan on August 14th, 2018
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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.

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August 13th, 2018

Integration: Key Ingredient for Transforming Chain Restaurant Industry

Posted by Hariharan Ganesh on August 13th, 2018
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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.

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