Tag: Data Integration


Why Salesforce’s Latest Big Gamble Is On APIs – A Guest Commentary in E-Commerce Times

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26th March

Anyone who has attempted to adopt Salesforce cloud solutions in an enterprise environment knows that it may not be as easy as expected because of the additional effort typically required to integrate various data sources.

This is a common problem that has plagued the enterprise application industry since its inception. In fact, it spawned an entire subsegment of data integration solution vendors and systems integration service providers that have prospered by helping organizations overcome their data integration challenges.

However, by spearheading a new generation of cloud-based Software as a Service (SaaS) alternatives, Salesforce gained control of the enterprise application marketplace. The SaaS model promised to rectify the age-old data integration issue so that organizations could accelerate the software adoption process.

The lingering data integration challenge has prompted Salesforce to make it’s biggest acquisition to date – the purchase of Mulesoft for approximately $6.5 billion.

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Why Salesforce Is Making Its Biggest Bet on APIs and Data Integration

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22nd March

Salesforce.com’s definitive agreement to acquire MuleSoft for approximately $6.5 billion represents the company’s biggest acquisition yet and a calculated move to consolidate it’s position as the leading enterprise software company in the Cloud.

The move also illustrates that the real power in the market is quickly shifting to those vendors that can facilitate the most cost-effective flow of data across applications in an increasingly connected and complex world.

Click here to read THINKstrategies’ analysis in Datamation of the key market drivers that have led Salesforce to make this strategic move and what it means for the rest of the enterprise software industry.



Maximizing the Value of the Cloud – A New Whitepaper Published on Behalf of Attunity

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6th October

The volume and variety of data being produced from a widening array of sources is growing exponentially.  And, everyone from corporate executives to end users are becoming more data-driven for decisions and day-to-day activities. They need the right data to be in the right place at the right time. To keep pace with growing amount of data throughout their organization, they are pursuing cloud and finding that optimizing data and moving data to the cloud can be more complicated than expected.

THINKstrategies’ latest whitepaper published on behalf of Attunity will:

Explain the escalating ‘Big Data’ challenges facing enterprises,
Describe how a new generation of cloud alternatives can respond to these challenges, and
Show how Attunity’s software is addressing these issues.

Click here to download a copy of this whitepaper.



The Integration Implications of the Internet of Things in a Connected World – A THINKstrategies Whitepaper Sponsored by SnapLogic

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31st January

The world is becoming increasingly connected via the ‘cloud’ and through the explosion of mobile devices and remotely accessible objects, ranging from household appliances to industrial components. In today’s increasingly mobile, social and ‘on-demand’ world, immediate access to timely information is essential to quickly respond to changing customer needs, widening competitive threats, and new market openings.

Capturing the data being generated from this rapidly expanding universe of endpoints and pulling that data together to optimize business operations and capitalize on new market opportunities has become a key ‘Big Data’ challenge. In the same way traditional enterprise applications and data center systems have fallen short in meeting these new demands, traditional application and data integration technology is being challenged to keep pace with today’s changing business requirements.

The promise of the ‘Internet of Things’, combined with the growing demand for more efficient and … Read More »



Integrating the Enterprise’s Old and New Worlds – A Guest Commentary in E- Commerce Times

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17th June

With nearly every market forecast and growing anecdotal evidence pointing to escalating demand for cloud-based alternatives to traditional on-premises systems and software, the challenges of integrating the new on-demand solutions to existing applications and data sources are becoming even more critical.

Data integration continues to be a pivotal part of successfully adopting today’s rapidly expanding assortment of Software as a Service, Platform as a Service and Infrastructure as a Service alternatives, based on the results of Scribe Software’s recent survey of more than 920 technical professionals, business leaders, systems integrators, VARs and other channel partners.

Click here to read THINKstrategies’ perspective on these survey findings and what they mean for the cloud computing movement in E-Comerce Times.



2013 Cloud Analytics Summit Videos Now Available Online

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28th May

If you missed the 2013 Cloud Analytics Summit in NYC on May 2, or would like to get a second chance to capture the insights shared at the event, all the presentations and roundtable panel sessions, as well as one-on-one speaker interviews, and event highlights from the Cloud Analytics Summit executive forum are now available online.

As you’ll see, the Cloud Analytics Summit brought together a group of real innovators — both vendors and CIOs — to discuss how the Cloud is redefining business intelligence (BI) and data integration, and enabling organizations of all sizes to overcome their Big Data challenges to achieve their business objectives.

Click here to view the Summit presentations and panel sessions. You can also click here to view one-on-one interviews with many of the Summit speakers. And, you can find other highlights from the Summit here.

We are now focusing our energies on putting together the third annual Cloud Channel Summit on Monday, November 4, at the Computer … Read More »



From BI to KPIs to Benchmark Success in the Cloud – Guest Blogpost on E-Commerce Times

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11th May

Organizations of all sizes across an assortment of industries are using a growing set of cloud analytics solutions to address their Big Data, business intelligence (BI) and data integration challenges, as I heard first-hand at the recent THINKstrategies’ second annual Cloud Analytics Summit, which I had the privilege of hosting. Escalating competitive pressures and customer expectations are forcing organizations to find new ways to tap internal and external data sources to achieve their business goals. They must also better understand how they compare and contrast with their peers from a performance standpoint. This means using key performance indicators (KPIs) to benchmark their success. Click here to read THINKstrategies’ perspectives on this trend in E-Commerce Times.



Last Chance to Register for the 2nd Annual Cloud Analytics Summit & Save $100!

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29th April

Don’t miss the opportunity to attend the second annual Cloud Analytics Summit this Thursday in New York City, and save $100 by registering now!

Click here to register for Thursday’s executive forum which will bring together leading CIOs and other corporate executives who will discuss how organizations of all sizes can capitalize on the latest Cloud innovations to address their escalating Big Data, Business Intelligence (BI) and Data Integration challenges.

Among the more than thirty (30) speakers who will be participating in this year’s Summit are:

Jeanette Horan, IBM’s CIO
Bill Krivoshik, SVP/CIO at Time Warner
Michael Hickins, Senior Editor, Wall Street Journal CIO Journal
Stephen David Spears, SVP, Application, ADI & IT Management, SAP AG
Joe Weinman, Author of Cloudonomics: The Business Value of Cloud Computing
Erika Jurrens, US Futures Manager, GlaxoSmithKline
Roman Stanek, CEO/Founder of GoodData
Chris Harrington, President of Domo
Eileen Boerger, CEO, CorSource Technology Group
Russell Hertzberg, Vice President Technology Solutions, SoftServe
Pedro Arellano, Director, Cloud Marketing, MicroStrategy
Michael Corcoran, the … Read More »



Register Now to Attend the 2nd Annual Cloud Analytics Summit May 2 and Save $100

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24th April

You can still save $100 if you register now to attend the second annual Cloud Analytics Summit on Thursday, May 2 in New York City.

The Cloud Analytics Summit will bring together leading CIOs, corporate executives and industry thought-leaders to discuss how organizations of all sizes can capitalize on the latest Cloud innovations to address their escalating Big Data, Business Intelligence (BI) and Data Integration challenges. Click here to see the roster of speakers presenting at the Summit and here to take advantage of the early bird discounts for the Summit.

The Cloud Analytics Summit is the first of the 2013 Cloud Innovators Summit executive forum series hosted by THINKstrategies, the Cloud Computing Showplace and Rising Tide Media. The series is aimed at helping corporate decision-makers better understand how they can leverage the latest Cloud innovations to achieve their business objectives. The second event of the Cloud Innovators Summit series will be the … Read More »



Information Builders & SourceMedia Presenting at Cloud Analytics Summit, May 2 in NYC

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22nd April

Information Builders Inc. and SourceMedia are the latest industry leaders and recognized innovators to agree to speak at the second annual Cloud Analytics Summit on Thursday, May 2 in New York City. Click here to register now and save $100 on the Summit registration fee.

The Cloud Analytics Summit will bring together leading CIOs, corporate executives and industry thought-leaders to discuss how organizations of all sizes can capitalize on the latest Cloud innovations to address their escalating Big Data, Business Intelligence (BI) and Data Integration challenges and achieve their business objectives.

Michael Corcoran, the Chief Marketing Officer (CMO) at Information Builders will participate in the kickoff panel at the Summit entitled, “Real-World Cloud BI Success Stories”. Information Builders has also become a Presenting Sponsor of the Summit.

Adam Reinebach, EVP, Marketing Solutions & Circulation, and Aneel Tejwaney, SVP, Technology at SourceMedia have also agreed to participate in a ‘fireside chat’ roundtable session … Read More »






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