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March 28th, 2018

Open Banking: A New Era for Financial Services

Posted by Charles Waltner on March 28th, 2018
Open bank vault

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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February 21st, 2018

When Disaster Strikes…Cloud Integration Supports Resilient Utility and Government Systems

Posted by Nikolai Blackie on February 21st, 2018
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Across the globe extreme weather events and natural disasters routinely bring disruption, chaos and economic hardship to communities and businesses.

For example, in New Zealand where my IT consultancy Adaptiv Integration is headquartered, hard-working teams in the utility and local and central government sectors face constant pressure to respond 24x7x365 to the impact of natural and man-made events. And not always successfully.

Natural catastrophe and extreme weather events have topped the list of perceived risks to New Zealand in the World Economic Forum’s Global Risks report for 2018.

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February 16th, 2018

How Now Cloud? Where CIOs See the Cloud Today and for Tomorrow

Posted by Myles Suer on February 16th, 2018
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As cloud technology and business practices evolve, it is important to capture the strategies that are working for chief information officers. To do this, I reached out to the followers of #CIOChat that I host on Twitter. I asked CIOs for their current thinking on public cloud, private cloud and hybrid cloud. We discussed how organizations can best take advantage of this fundamental technology shift. Hopefully, their insights prove valuable to you.

The State of Cloud Strategy

Most CIOs say they are currently carrying out a mixed cloud strategy and that the cloud-first approach is a relatively new development. 

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December 5th, 2017

Boomi Advances Industry Standard for Low-Code, Cloud-Native Integration with Latest Product Release

Posted by Charles Waltner on December 5th, 2017
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Today Boomi announced the availability of the Fall 2017 release for Boomi, the industry’s leading low-code, native-cloud integration platform. With Boomi teams can quickly and easily integrate virtually any of their applications, helping bring together their increasingly complex cloud and on-premise IT environments. Boomi integration helps companies work smarter, faster and better.

This latest Boomi product release showcases more than 100 new and enhanced capabilities made generally available to Boomi customers in the second half of this year, including many features that were requested by Boomi customers.

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July 20th, 2017

Digital Transformation Requires CIOs to Think in Terms of IT Ecosystems and Agile Integration

Posted by Charles Waltner on July 20th, 2017
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Chief information officers need to dramatically change their thinking, according to a recent article in The McKinsey Quarterly.

The article advises that IT organizations need to let go of neat and tidy thinking. Instead, they should build — even cobble together — business services quickly, lest they be outpaced and out-engineered by competitors. Homogeneous architectures should become heterogeneous. Instead of implementing business services through internally selected and controlled software hierarchies, enterprises should open their IT infrastructure through APIs while rapidly assembling best-in-class service combining features from both internal and external sources

The point of all this change?

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July 19th, 2017

The Cloud Revolution in Banking

Posted by Charles Waltner on July 19th, 2017
Piggy bank on old wood

At a recent banking roundtable hosted in London, participants were presented with two questions:

  • Do you agree that in just three years from now, every new core banking system that goes live will do so in the cloud?
  • And do you agree that any new bank starting now would be mad to go any other way than the cloud?

The answer to both questions — from participants ranging from executives at established banks to founders of banking start-ups — was “yes.”

Banking Is Moving to the Cloud

To appreciate how startling this answer is, remember that, at least in the United States, most core banking systems — the systems that run the daily operations of a bank — are legacy on-premise software systems.

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June 26th, 2017

Application Integration: Taking Care of Your Data During Mergers and Divestitures

Posted by David Flaks on June 26th, 2017
Red railroad tracks crisscrossing

The past two years have seen record-breaking merger and acquisition activity globally. Total M&A value in 2015 soared to an all-time high of $4.5 trillion, according to Thomson Reuters. In 2016 M&A activity covered 46,000 deals, accounting for the third highest annual transaction value in history. And the outlook for 2017 remains robust.

In Australia, for example, M&A deals in the fourth quarter of 2016 soared 47 percent compared with the prior year.

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June 20th, 2017

Bringing Agility to Digital Business: The Boomi Spring 2017 Release

Posted by Charles Waltner on June 20th, 2017
New Release words written on black paper label with wood-textured background

Today we’re announcing the availability of the Spring 2017 release for Boomi, the industry’s most robust and comprehensive cloud-native, enterprise integration platform.

This latest release brings together more than 150 new and enhanced capabilities made generally available to Boomi customers in the first half of this year, including many features that were requested by the Boomi Community.

Collectively, these new capabilities further improve how our integration platform as a service (iPaaS) helps Boomi customers more efficiently connect applications for their employees and partners with even greater speed and efficiency.

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June 16th, 2017

Adapting to the Double-Edged Sword of Shadow IT

Posted by Charles Waltner on June 16th, 2017
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Shadow IT is rampant and here to stay. The question is: How is your IT team adapting to it?

In most sizable organizations, various business units have deployed cloud applications without IT’s knowledge and control. These shadow IT services range from simple document sharing apps like Dropbox or Google Drive to more sophisticated software for such functions as marketing or customer relationship management (CRM).

Shadow IT is rooted in two factors.

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April 19th, 2017

Transforming the Energy and Utilities Industries with Native-Cloud Integration: A Q&A with Tata Consultancy Services

Posted by Charles Waltner on April 19th, 2017
Electrical towers at dawn above a city

Energy and utility companies are striving for cloud-first modernization and dramatic business transformation as large-scale changes disrupt these industries.

Tata Consultancy Services (TCS), one of the technology industry’s leading global systems integrators and a Dell Boomi partner, is playing a pivotal role in helping some of the world’s most established and progressive energy and utility companies meet their critical technology challenges.

According to TCS, energy and utility companies need to be able to rapidly connect their applications and data and easily manage those integrations.

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