August 10th, 2018
Despite a strong work ethic and dedication to accomplishing a mission, many military veterans find it difficult to land a fulfilling job once they complete their careers with the U.S. armed forces.
Corporate business life requires time to experience and learn. Also, it’s not always easy for employers to see how skills acquired in the military can translate to the private sector.
But they can. And they do. This happens every day in Dell Boomi’s Veteran Internship Program.
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?
August 5th, 2018
Integration is the key topic for European companies, according to a recent Dell Boomi survey of more than 300 IT executives in the U.K., Germany and the Nordic nations of Sweden, Norway, and Denmark. Across Europe, all kinds of businesses recognize the vital and growing importance of integration for their applications and data.
The survey, conducted for Dell Boomi by the market research firm Vanson Bourne, shows that organizations across Europe believe that integration is a foundational element for building connected businesses.
July 27th, 2018
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.
July 26th, 2018
At Visual Integrator Consulting, we have the pleasure of working with Fortune 2000 companies on integration projects and building in-house capabilities for integration and digital transformation.
One of the companies we recently worked with perfectly illustrates why so many enterprises today need an integration center of excellence (ICoE), also known as an integration competency center (ICC).
This company had some strong talent in its IT department, but it was treating each integration project as a blank-slate endeavor.
July 25th, 2018
To ensure business agility while keeping operational risk in check, integration remains a necessity. At the most basic level, integration is the process of connecting disparate data sources — whether cloud-based, on-premise or a hybrid — to allow data to flow to exactly where it needs to be.
A recent Vanson Bourne survey of 900 IT decision-makers worldwide shows a clear focus on integration. According to the report, eight of 10 IT leaders believe that greater connectivity should be their number one priority.
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 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.
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.