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July 12th, 2018

Net Neutrality Is Over: Here’s an Action Plan for Your Integration Strategy

Posted by Michael Morton on July 12th, 2018
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If you ever needed a reason to take a closer look at your application integrations, your network traffic patterns, your data quality dependencies, and the true potential of your cloud migration strategy, here it is: Net Neutrality is dead.

On December 14, 2017, the United States Federal Communications Commission voted to reverse its earlier 2015 vote classifying Internet service providers (ISPs) as “common carriers” rather than “information providers” according to Title II of the Communications Act of 1934 and Section 706 of the Telecommunications Act of 1996.

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July 9th, 2018

The World’s Largest Manufacturers Rely on QAD & Boomi

Posted by Rebecca Whitlatch on July 9th, 2018
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It’s very common for businesses to try to be all things to all people. And, obviously, some have been very successful at it. Remember how Amazon started? Books. Now you can buy just about anything from Amazon — including groceries.

QAD has chosen a different path. This maker of enterprise resource planning (ERP) software is focused on one industry —manufacturing. It serves only the largest companies, and as a result, is best in its class.

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July 3rd, 2018

The Cloud Integration Event of the Year: Boomi World 2018

Posted by Charles Waltner on July 3rd, 2018
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Mark your calendars for Boomi World 2018 on November 5-7, set for the Encore Resort in Las Vegas. Our annual conference will be bigger and better than ever. We are lining up even more educational and networking opportunities to help you build your connected business.

You’ll join Boomi customers, partners, product experts and thought leaders for a dynamic three days geared to help you transform how your business connects data, applications, processes, people and devices.

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June 29th, 2018

For the Connected Business, Low-Code Workflow Needs Low-Code Integration

Posted by Manoj Gujarathi on June 29th, 2018
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Low-code workflow automation platforms speed delivery of applications and workflows. And, as businesses recognize that these platforms can scale, their use increases. But their value is diminished if the platforms can’t connect across your application and data ecosystem.

A best of breed workflow automation platform may rapidly create workflows to automate business processes, but if it can’t easily connect to other SaaS application or an on-premise database, it just creates another problem to solve — integration.

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June 28th, 2018

Need a Blueprint for Digital Transformation? An Enterprise Architect Can Help.

Posted by Myles Suer on June 28th, 2018
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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.

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June 27th, 2018

Making Cloud Migration Work: 5 Tips for Adopting Agile Practices

Posted by Oliver Asmus on June 27th, 2018
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In an earlier post, I wrote about the five things that any enterprise should do before embarking on a cloud migration project. This post focuses on another aspect of cloud migration: Agile development.

If you’re working on a cloud migration project, you need to be thinking about Agile development practices. Why? Because the cloud is dependent upon Agile development. And there’s a big benefit to adopting Agile processes: they streamline cloud migration, helping your organization get to the cloud more quickly and innovate more easily once you get there.

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June 26th, 2018

How Integration Solves Four Top Omnichannel Retail Challenges

Posted by Hariharan Ganesh on June 26th, 2018
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It’s no secret that retailers desperately need to innovate in order to survive and prosper in a challenging marketplace. The answer, however, has remained elusive for many brick-and-mortar and ecommerce merchants.

Neglecting the integration component needed to run a successful omnichannel retail business is a sure way to lag behind. At Aspire Systems, a Dell Boomi partner and a global technology services consultancy, we’ve seen subpar integration at some retail firms derail efficiency, impact margins and have negative repercussions on the customer experience.

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June 22nd, 2018

How Boomi Helps Organizations Innovate with Blockchain

Posted by Thameem Khan on June 22nd, 2018
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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.

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June 18th, 2018

Accenture and Boomi Automate DevOps Continuous Integration and Continuous Delivery Processes

Posted by Charles Waltner on June 18th, 2018
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DevOps is a software engineering practice that aims to unify software development and operations. And while that sounds simple and logical, it does present challenges to corporate IT teams.

Accenture, in partnership with Dell Boomi, offers the means to help organizations embrace DevOps.

The Accenture DevOps Platform (ADOP) brings together an integrated collection of enterprise and open source tools for developing, deploying and managing applications using DevOps and ALM best practices.

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June 15th, 2018

digitalAngel Turns to Boomi to Build Groundbreaking IoT Healthcare Platform

Posted by Charles Waltner on June 15th, 2018
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digitalAngel, a Netherlands-based start-up, is building a revolutionary cloud platform to connect healthcare IoT (Internet of Things) devices to mobile apps and additional applications used by caregivers and other stakeholders in the delivery of digital healthcare.

The company is using the Boomi integration platform to integrate IoT devices with patient management systems, including a custom-built patient care portal and Salesforce Identity Cloud. Boomi’s scalable, high-performance runtime services ensure that patient status updates are delivered in a timely manner to physicians, nurses and other caregivers, improving quality of care and reducing healthcare workloads and expenses.

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