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Category: iPaaS (integration Platform as a Service)

August 10th, 2018

Boomi Veteran Internship Program: Building New Careers in Technology

Posted by Erik Mitchell on August 10th, 2018
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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.

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August 8th, 2018

The API Economy: Part of a Bigger Integration Picture

Posted by Sean Collins on August 8th, 2018
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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:

  1. What we’re hearing about APIs from CIOs
  2. 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?

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August 5th, 2018

Europe’s Quest for the Connected Business Ideal

Posted by Erik Mitchell on August 5th, 2018
London skyline with illuminated Tower bridge at the dusk,

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.

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July 27th, 2018

Demystifying Integration: Answering the Questions You Were Afraid to Ask

Posted by Nicholas Mortensen on July 27th, 2018
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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.

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July 26th, 2018

Why Every Enterprise Needs an Integration Center of Excellence

Posted by Jordan Braunstein on July 26th, 2018
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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.

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July 25th, 2018

The Foundation of the Connected Business Is a Unified Integration Platform

Posted by Ranjana Haridas on July 25th, 2018
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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.

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July 20th, 2018

Partnering for Integration: Leveling the SaaS Playing Field

Posted by Andrew Zeikowitz on July 20th, 2018
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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?

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July 19th, 2018

How iPaaS Is Changing the Rules of Engagement…for Everyone, Everywhere

Posted by Chris Tribe on July 19th, 2018
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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).

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July 9th, 2018

The World’s Largest Manufacturers Rely on QAD & Boomi

Posted by Rebecca Whitlatch on July 9th, 2018
Manager engineer check and control automation robot arms machine in intelligent factory industrial on real time monitoring system software. Welding robotics and digital manufacturing operation.

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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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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