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?
July 19th, 2018
Organizations in Australia and around the world are rapidly adopting cloud applications to manage financials, customers, operations, human resources and more. Yet those systems can’t continue to exist as data islands. Data silos prevent businesses from developing a holistic approach to building a competitive advantage.
As a senior architect on the Dell Boomi Professional Services team in Australia, I’ve worked with dozens of companies that have made the leap from the time-consuming and inflexible integration technologies of the past to faster, more agile integration platform as a service (iPaaS).
July 12th, 2018
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.
July 9th, 2018
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.
July 3rd, 2018
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.
June 29th, 2018
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.
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 27th, 2018
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.
June 26th, 2018
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.
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.