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April 20th, 2018

The Magic Number: For Fifth Year in a Row Dell Boomi Named a Leader in the Gartner Magic Quadrant for Enterprise Integration Platform as a Service

Posted by Charles Waltner on April 20th, 2018
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Gartner, Inc., a leading information technology research firm, named Dell Boomi a Leader in its report, “Magic Quadrant for Enterprise Integration Platform as a Service, 2018.” This is the fifth year in a row that Gartner has placed Boomi as a Leader in its Magic Quadrant for iPaaS.

We believe Gartner’s Magic Quadrant reports are widely respected assessments of a broad range of technology markets.

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April 19th, 2018

Integration Drives Customer Experience Management for Omnichannel Retailers

Posted by Charles Waltner on April 19th, 2018
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Consumers generate data every time they interact with a brand. Clicking a digital ad, browsing a website, cashing out at a brick-and-mortar store, or using a retailer’s mobile app…each interaction creates a veritable gold mine of information that retailers and consumer goods companies can use to drive sales.

If properly harnessed, that data provides the foundation for customer experience management (CEM) — the ability to understand consumer behavior and preferences, create a unified 360-degree customer view, and generate insights for consistent, personalized engagement across any channel.

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April 17th, 2018

4 Strategies for Creating a Best-of-Breed IoT Enterprise Infrastructure

Posted by Steven Muir-McCarey on April 17th, 2018
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For large companies in utilities, mining and other heavy industries, it’s a time of upheaval in IT. Investments made in large, monolithic applications over the past 25 years are now reaching — or are well past — their end of life. At the same time, exciting new technologies like the Internet of Things (IoT) beckon. But not everyone is ready to adopt these new technologies — or knows how to do so effectively.

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April 16th, 2018

Open Banking Creating New Competitors and Partners

Posted by Charles Waltner on April 16th, 2018
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For years, European financial services customers have demanded more choice, better deals and superior customer service from their banks. In 2018 their wish be will granted. The EU’s Open Banking initiative forces banks to expose their customer data and payments infrastructure to third parties. This means digital payments and deep spending insights will be fully available to customers for the first time.

Open banking brings about a whole new challenge. It is a cultural, as well as technological, shift.

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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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Application and Data Integration Can Help Organizations Better Respond to GDPR Challenges

Posted by Pragnya Paramita on April 12th, 2018
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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.

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April 4th, 2018

Open Banking Promises to Bring New Competition to Financial Services

Posted by Charles Waltner on April 4th, 2018
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Financial Services is undergoing rapid change. Mobile banking and fintech systems are spurring the emergence of the European-led Open Banking initiative.

This is a significant development in existing regulations. While Open Banking aims to enhance customer protection and security, it also makes it possible for telcos, retailers and other companies to provide payment services. These organizations, with their ability to continually improve and differentiate their customer experiences, will likely disrupt the financial services industry.

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March 28th, 2018

The Future of the Integration Cloud Is Available Today…and It’s Boomi

Posted by Steve Wood on March 28th, 2018
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On Wednesday, March 20, 2018, Salesforce announced the signing of a definitive agreement to acquire MuleSoft for approximately $6.5 billion. Salesforce indicates that MuleSoft will power what it is calling its new “Salesforce integration cloud.”

That is a great vision and promise. It is one that we enthusiastically support. The best news? The Integration Cloud is available today. It’s been here for more than a decade. It’s called Boomi.

In 2006 Boomi pioneered the integration cloud market.

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Open Banking: A New Era for Financial Services

Posted by Charles Waltner on March 28th, 2018
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The hyper-competitive financial services market is continually evolving. Tweaks made to services today have the power to attract swathes of customers tomorrow.

Now new Open Banking initiatives and regulations are ushering in something of a banking renaissance. Driven by legislation out of Europe, Open Banking aims to force financial institutions to open up their proprietary hold over consumer’s accounts. This means customer spending insights will be available not just to traditional payment services but also telcos, retailers, utilities and more.

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March 26th, 2018

Is It Time to Retire Your Legacy Integration Middleware?

Posted by Ken Schmitt on March 26th, 2018
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Your organization might be using a legacy middleware tool for integration that’s capably served your needs for years. But now you have new integration projects in the pipeline, and cloud-based integration has emerged as a viable alternative. What to do?

It’s a question I hear often in my role as managing partner at TechStone Technology Partners. Founded in 2004, we’re an IT consulting shop based in Houston, Texas, that has decades of experience with legacy and modern cloud integration technologies for both mid-sized and large enterprise companies.

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