Tag: Informatica


Moving from Data Integration to Management in the Cloud – A Guest Blogpost at Sandhill.comi

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28th February

One of the ongoing challenges that continues to frustrate businesses of all sizes is data integration, and that issue has only become more complicated with the advent of the cloud. And, in the brave new world of the cloud, data integration must morph into a broader set of data management capabilities to satisfy the escalating needs of today’s business. Click here to read THINKstrategies’ perspectives on this escalating requirement in Sandhill.com.



Recent Strategic Thinking Profiles

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5th January

If you don’t subscribe to my newsletter updates, you may have missed the recent Strategic Thinking profiles which were published by THINKstrategies over the last few months. Here’s a quick list with links to where you can find the profiles posted:

Attivo: The explosive growth of data, which is very often core to the value of today’s Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) and Cloud-based applications, is becoming an increasingly difficult issue for SaaS/Cloud vendors to economically manage to meet the escalating needs of their customers. This profile details how Attivio’s UIA platform has become increasingly attractive to SaaS/Cloud vendors seeking to keep pace with users’ escalating data access requirements.
Dell-Boomi: As Cloud-based, SaaS business applications become more popular, the demand for more powerful, yet easy-to-use, integration solutions is also growing. Today’s integration solutions must not only tie together a rapidly expanding array of SaaS apps, but also … Read More »


Zuora Wins THINKstrategies' Best of SaaS Showplace (BoSS) Award

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8th September

THINKstrategies, Inc.  announced today Zuora has been named the latest winner of the Best of SaaS Showplace (BoSS) Awards program, which is aimed at promoting the measurable business benefits being delivered by today’s Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) solutions.

The BoSS Awards is an ongoing program of THINKstrategies’ new Cloud Computing Showplace which recognizes SaaS companies that are producing tangible business benefits for specific user organizations. These benefits can include increased sales, lower costs, higher customer satisfaction, faster operations and greater profitability.

Zuora’s subscription billing and commerce platform changes the way businesses manage and sell their services to customers. Zuora’s platform allows them to bring new products to market more quickly, in a more flexible manner and less hassles. Zuora customers include Reed Business Information, InsideView, Marketo, Ricoh, Box.net, Ning, Ustream, Xplorenet Communications, Open Range Communications, and Tata Communications.

Click here to learn about the measurable business benefits which earned Zuora THINKstrategies’ latest … Read More »


Redefining Software, Business and Information Services

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1st December

I’ve been suggesting for a while that the Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) industry is moving into a new stage in which inter-enterprise applications are becoming the focus. At the same time, the lines of demarcation between software, business and information services are blurring. Two announcements today exemplify these trends.

The first is Dun & Bradstreet’s (D&B) new alliance with Informatica to broaden its recently announced set of Data-as-a-Service (DaaS) solutions, called D&B360. Under this agreement, D&B will utilize Informatica’s Cloud integration platform to permit enterprise software vendors to more easily embed D&B data into their applications. The data from D&B’s information services can significantly enhance the value of the applications provided by independent software vendors (ISVs) and strengthen their position in an increasingly competitive software marketplace.

The second is Rearden Commerce’s acquisition of Ketera which gives Rearden a fuller lifecycle of online spend management capabilities to combine with its existing eCommerce network. Patrick Grady, … Read More »


Informatica Wins Best of SaaS Showplace Award

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22nd November

THINKstrategies announced today that Informatica has been named the latest winner of the Best of SaaS Showplace (BoSS) Awards program, which is aimed at promoting the measurable business benefits being delivered by today’s Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) solutions.

The BoSS Awards is an ongoing program which recognizes SaaS companies that are producing tangible business benefits for specific user organizations. These benefits can include increased sales, lower costs, higher customer satisfaction, faster operations and greater profitability.

Informatica is a leading provider of data integration solutions which enable users to access, integrate and secure their information assets in traditional enterprise, off-premise and Cloud environments.

Click here to read about the measurable business benefits which Informatica’s customers have gained from the company’s SaaS solutions which earned it a BoSS Award.

Click here to learn more about the BoSS Award program and to apply for an Award.

Based on the success of the BoSS Awards program which focuses on SaaS … Read More »


Dell Delves Into Data Integration Market With Boomi Acquisition

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2nd November

Dell’s acquisition of Boomi today is the latest example of the tech industry’s herd mentality.

In the same way that Dell followed HP’s example when it purchased Perot Systems after HP acquired EDS, Dell is now copying IBM’s acquisition of Cast Iron Systems with its own move into the integration business.

Besides trying to keep up with other ‘systems’ vendors, Dell is also attempting to fortify its Cloud Computing capabilities which hinge on helping potential customers cost-effectively migrate and integrate data from various legacy applications and databases into a new set of cloud services.

Dell indicated at an analyst briefing in Boston last week that it wants to ‘move up the stack’ and build a platform which can help enterprises and independent software vendors (ISVs) develop and deliver applications. Dell can’t compete with the other major Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) vendors — including Salesforce.com, Google and Microsoft … Read More »





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