The Integration Implications of the Internet of Things in a Connected World – A THINKstrategies Whitepaper Sponsored by SnapLogic
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 »
Dell Delves Into Data Integration Market With Boomi Acquisition
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 »