October 26th, 2018
Lately, robotic process automation (RPA) has been coming up frequently in my conversations with C-level executives. Fueled by a new wave of RPA vendors, this emerging technology is being hyped as an essential element of digital transformation.
RPA is based on robot or “bot” software designed to automate routine tasks such as email routing and response, conducting credit checks, claims processing, procure-to-pay, quote-to-cash, data entry in financial or HR systems, and similar manual work.
October 15th, 2018
In today’s competitive age of digital transformation, organizations have to move and respond rapidly. But companies can’t drive new business initiatives that grow revenues, reduce costs and mitigate risk without the ability to tailor IT infrastructure to match the needs of the business. Cloud makes this possible.
In Nov. 2017, analyst firm Forrester predicted that the global public cloud market would grow from $146 billion in 2017 to $178 billion in 2018, a compounded annual growth rate of 22% percent.
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.
August 8th, 2018
There’s a cloud of buzzwords around APIs, the API economy, and just where APIs fit into the vision of digital transformation.
Dell Boomi is all about creating the connected business, and we believe APIs are certainly part of it.
So, in this post, we’ll look at APIs from two vantage points:
- What we’re hearing about APIs from CIOs
- How the Boomi unified integration platform can help organizations quickly create high-quality APIs and dramatically reduce management headaches
Does Your Approach to APIs Scale?
July 20th, 2018
Over the past few years, we’ve seen a growing trend in the software industry: Enterprise SaaS companies focusing on integration.
Adobe recently announced the next generation of Adobe Cloud Platform. Salesforce acquired MuleSoft. SAP, Oracle, and the other leading customer relationship management (CRM) and enterprise resource planning (ERP) providers all have chosen to build their own integration tools.
Why have all of these companies invested in integration?
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 22nd, 2018
Blockchain, a technology for maintaining a distributed system of records protected by cryptography, shows great potential for securely automating business transactions and processes.
Peers in a blockchain network collaborate to validate and record each transaction in a distributed electronic ledger. Data in the ledger can be accessed and used by other authorized applications and services, as needed. Because integration and data access are essential to any blockchain implementation, Dell Boomi has important benefits to offer any enterprise working with blockchain.
May 23rd, 2018
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.
April 25th, 2018
As we noted in our first post about the European Union’s update to its 1995 Data Protection Directive — the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) — many CIOs in the United States are expecting to spend a million dollars or more to comply with GDPR. 
It’s hard to quibble with that kind of money, but millions of dollars won’t be enough — unless they’re spent wisely. And that means CIOs need a plan.
April 12th, 2018
The European Union (EU) Data Protection Directive was passed in 1995. However, it didn’t foresee all the changes that would happen because of the evolution of digital technology. As a result, an update was needed. And now it will be shortly. The new General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) takes effect on May 25, 2018.
Though certainly not a fix for every aspect of the GDPR, data and application integration can play an important role in how organizations respond to GDPR requirements.