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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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July 27th, 2018

Demystifying Integration: Answering the Questions You Were Afraid to Ask

Posted by Nicholas Mortensen on July 27th, 2018
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Gartner has an adoption curve that it applies to emerging technologies. The curve has five stages:

  • Innovation trigger
  • Peak of inflated expectations
  • Trough of disillusionment
  • Slope of enlightenment
  • Plateau of productivity.

The concept of integration falls somewhere between the “trough of disillusionment” and the “slope of enlightenment.” Integration as a technology has been around for a while. Most people have heard the word enough times that they think they know what it means — until they are asked to define it.

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May 23rd, 2018

​Better Data Hygiene Beyond the GDPR

Posted by Pragnya Paramita on May 23rd, 2018
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So far, we’ve published three posts on the scope, challenges and data obligations of the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). Our most recent post focused on how Dell Boomi can help organizations address three of the six high-risk obligations identified by Dell Technologies that are imposed by the GDPR: record keeping, accountability and data retention.

But good “data hygiene” is critical to routine business activities beyond the GDPR.

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May 9th, 2018

Boomi Can Help Organizations Meet the Demands of GDPR Compliance

Posted by Pragnya Paramita on May 9th, 2018
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In our previous post on the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), we explained that Dell Technologies has identified six high-risk obligations that organizations must meet for GDPR compliance. As an independent business unit of Dell, Inc., Dell Boomi has used this framework to assess how its unified platform can aid organizations as they prepare for the GDPR.

Boomi Master Data Hub provides organizations the ability to address three of the six high-risk obligations for GDPR: Record Keeping, the Accountability Principle and Data Retention.

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April 12th, 2018

Performance Matters: Scaling Integration Processes to Meet the Needs of Your Business

Posted by Charles Waltner on April 12th, 2018
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Integration plays an increasingly important role in IT, connecting applications and APIs, spanning cloud services and internal networks, automating workflows and delivering that most sought-after quality for daily operations: agility.

As integration workloads increase, performance and scalability become critical issues. Organizations can’t afford to have integration processes hit bottlenecks because of limitations in CPU power, memory or network bandwidth.

In integration, as in other areas of IT, performance matters. IT organizations should consider how they’re going scale integration processes to meet the needs of business users and the workflows they depend on.

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March 2nd, 2018

Big Picture Integration: Q&A with Boomi Community Champion, John Moore

Posted by Charles Waltner on March 2nd, 2018
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The Boomi Community is the hub of our relationship with our customers. It is where they find answers to their questions, learn how to get the most from the Boomi platform, and engage with peers to understand the best approaches to their integration challenges.

The heart of the Boomi Community is its members. Throughout the year, we recognize the most active and helpful individuals in this group. These leaders set the standard for how Community members can contribute and cultivate a rich conversation that helps everyone become better at integration.

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February 19th, 2018

The Habits of Highly Effective Integration Developers

Posted by Adam Arrowsmith on February 19th, 2018
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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.

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December 14th, 2017

Making Integration Easy: Q&A with Boomi Community Champion, Srini Vangari

Posted by Charles Waltner on December 14th, 2017
Super Hero Made of People

The Boomi Community is the hub of our relationship with our customers. It is where they find answers to their questions, learn how to get the most from the Boomi platform, and engage with their peers to understand the best approaches to their integration challenges.

The heart of the Boomi Community is its members. Throughout the year, we recognize the most active and helpful individuals in this group. These leaders set the standard for how Community members can contribute and cultivate a rich conversation that helps everyone become better at integration.

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December 13th, 2017

​From Integration to Synchronization: Using a Hub-Based Approach to Ensure Data Integrity Across Your Business

Posted by Charles Waltner on December 13th, 2017
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You’ve connected your most critical business applications to one another. Data — the lifeblood of any organization — is now moving easily from one system to another throughout your organization.

And now you need a way of ensuring the integrity of that data.

When the finance department updates a billing record, does that change make its way to the customer relationship management (CRM) application? When a warehouse receives a new shipment of products, is that information updated in a timely way across departments?

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November 27th, 2017

Want to Engage and Connect? Make Sure Your Mobile Applications Really Work

Posted by Charles Waltner on November 27th, 2017
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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?

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