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Category: On-Premises Application Integration

August 16th, 2017

Renesas Reinvents Its Approach to Integration

Posted by Erik Mitchell on August 16th, 2017
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Application integration is something that every company must eventually come to grips with. Maybe it’s pushing workloads to the cloud that brings integration to the top of the priority list. Sometimes it’s just the need to streamline internal processes and data flows. But one event is sure to create the need for integration — a merger or acquisition.

The 2010 union of Japan-based Renesas Technology and NEC created Renesas Electronics America.

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August 15th, 2017

3 Things Technology Leaders Must Do to Create a Cloud-First Business

Posted by Erik Mitchell on August 15th, 2017
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Our CEO, Chris McNabb, recently wrote in a blog post that adopting a “cloud-first” strategy is a business imperative. Organizations must become experts in managing their cloud applications and data to compete in our hyperspeed and brutally competitive age of digital transformation.

I want to follow up on Chris’ key insights with some practical considerations for how organizations can set themselves up as cloud-first businesses. By doing a little bit of homework, your company can more effectively take advantage of SaaSIaaSPaaS and other IT management innovations.

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August 4th, 2017

Digital Transformation Trends for 2018: Breaking Down Monolithic Structures

Posted by Albert Qian on August 4th, 2017
Digital Transformation Compass

Digital innovation is disrupting industries at lightning speed and CEOs are feeling the pressure to deploy the right technologies as we enter the second half of 2017. While digital transformation (DT) stands at the forefront of many organizational priorities, it isn’t as simple as implementing one specific tool or technology. Each individual business has to determine its own pain points and priorities.

One common theme we notice as technology evolves is the breaking down of traditional monolithic structures.

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July 31st, 2017

Boomi in the News: July 2017

Posted by Erik Mitchell on July 31st, 2017
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News about Boomi stayed hot in July. Dell Boomi CEO Chris McNabb was the featured guest in a New Stack Makers podcast, the company announced the availability of Australian-based Boomi Atom Cloud and Boom MDM Cloud, and Diginomica wrote about Boomi’s strategic role integrating essential SaaS applications for American Express Global Business Travel.

Read on for details about these and other stories.

The New Stack: Boomi the Cloud Integrator Takes on Data Management

In the New Stack Makers podcast, Joab Jackson interviewed Dell Boomi CEO Chris McNabb about Boomi and its platforms for cloud integration and master data management.

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July 20th, 2017

Digital Transformation Requires CIOs to Think in Terms of IT Ecosystems and Agile Integration

Posted by Erik Mitchell on July 20th, 2017
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Chief information officers need to dramatically change their thinking, according to a recent article in The McKinsey Quarterly.

The article advises that IT organizations need to let go of neat and tidy thinking. Instead, they should build — even cobble together — business services quickly, lest they be outpaced and out-engineered by competitors. Homogeneous architectures should become heterogeneous. Instead of implementing business services through internally selected and controlled software hierarchies, enterprises should open their IT infrastructure through APIs while rapidly assembling best-in-class service combining features from both internal and external sources

The point of all this change?

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July 19th, 2017

Moving to the Cloud: Today’s Business Imperative

Posted by Chris McNabb on July 19th, 2017
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Business executives and chief information officers face more challenges than ever these days. They are dealing with a litany of issues as the pace of business accelerates and an ever-growing array of new competitors circle around them.

IT hears the questions every day: Why can’t we contact our prospects and partners in a personalized manner? Why can’t we create mobile applications for our employees and deploy them now? Why can’t we engage our customers in a more frictionless way?

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The Cloud Revolution in Banking

Posted by Erik Mitchell on July 19th, 2017
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At a recent banking roundtable hosted in London, participants were presented with two questions:

  • Do you agree that in just three years from now, every new core banking system that goes live will do so in the cloud?
  • And do you agree that any new bank starting now would be mad to go any other way than the cloud?

The answer to both questions — from participants ranging from executives at established banks to founders of banking start-ups — was “yes.”

Banking Is Moving to the Cloud

To appreciate how startling this answer is, remember that, at least in the United States, most core banking systems — the systems that run the daily operations of a bank — are legacy on-premise software systems.

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July 15th, 2017

Is Your ESB Holding Back Your Connected Business? The Answer Is Likely “Yes”

Posted by Erik Mitchell on July 15th, 2017
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As long ago as 2008, 451 Research noted that “the heyday of the enterprise service bus may have come and gone.”

Nine years later, it’s fair to ask whether legacy enterprise service bus (ESB) systems can possibly keep up with the data integration requirements of today’s enterprises.

It’s an important question. Many enterprises are embarking on bold digital transformation initiatives, re-imagining operations and creating new products and services that leverage big data, machine learning, mobile services, the Internet of Things (IoT), and other cutting-edge technologies.

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June 26th, 2017

Application Integration: Taking Care of Your Data During Mergers and Divestitures

Posted by David Flaks on June 26th, 2017
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The past two years have seen record-breaking merger and acquisition activity globally. Total M&A value in 2015 soared to an all-time high of $4.5 trillion, according to Thomson Reuters. In 2016 M&A activity covered 46,000 deals, accounting for the third highest annual transaction value in history. And the outlook for 2017 remains robust.

In Australia, for example, M&A deals in the fourth quarter of 2016 soared 47 percent compared with the prior year.

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Announcing the Inaugural Boomi World Conference: Building a Connected Business with Integration

Posted by Erik Mitchell on June 26th, 2017
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Mark your calendars for Boomi World this September — the industry’s premier conference to explore first-hand how to make the most of cloud-native integration to accelerate business growth.

The inaugural Boomi World conference will bring together customers, partners and industry thought leaders to learn, network and share best practices on using Boomi’s #1 integration platform as a service (iPaaS) to build a connected business.

For customers, early bird registration is now open for Boomi World 2017, set for Sept.

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