Check out this Infographic from SnapLogic – Why Are CIOs Getting SMACT?
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Tags: Cloud integration, iPaas, snaplogic, TechValidate
Last week I hosted a webcast that reviewed the results from a recent SnapLogic TechValidate survey on cloud integration. You can download the complete results of the research here. The webcast also featured a deep dive demonstration of the SnapLogic Integration Cloud. I’ve embedded the recording below.
Tags: Cloud integration, cloud services, SaaS Integration, SaaS silos, Salesforce integration, Workday integration
Got SaaS? Salesforce? ServiceNow? Workday? Zuora? Amazon Redshift?
What about on-premises apps? SAP? Oracle? Microsoft Dynamics?
Don’t forget social media, big data, identity management, online storage and cloud analytics solutions…
I summarized 5 signs you need to re-think your cloud integration strategy on the SnapLogic blog today. Here’s an overview:
Tags: CIO, Michael Krigsman, Netflix, SaaS, SMAC, Vala Afshar
Check out this great CXO talk featuring Netflix CIO Mike Kail. As summarized by Vala Afshar on the HuffPost Tech Blog, Mike outlines eight ways Information Technology organizations can fix their reputation. I find #7 to be the most disruptive, yet perhaps the most obvious in the best-of-breed SaaS-centric world of Social, Mobile, Analytics, Cloud (SMAC).
- Focus on cloud wherever possible
- Hire talented people that think differently
- IT’s charter is to improve business efficiency
- Support “UAD” (Use Any Device)
- Try to remove friction wherever possible
- Communicate deep context for change
- Embrace “shadow IT”
- Partner with line-of-business
I’m curious how many other CIOs out there have embraced “shadow IT“ and what the implications are for the traditional command and control enterprise IT model.
Tags: Amazon Redshift, Birst, cloud analytics, cloud BI, iPaas, SaaS BI, SnapLogic Integration Cloud, Tableau
I moderated a SnapLogic webinar today focused on the market shift to business intelligence, analytics and enterprise performance management delivered in the cloud. We discussed the trends, shared some industry analyst perspectives and demonstrated the importance of cloud integration to an overall business analytics as a service strategy. Here’s the presentation. You can watch the recording when it’s posted here. As always, feedback welcome.
Here are some of the links referenced in the presentation:
- What’s Driving the Shift to On-Demand BI
- Gartner predicts Business Intelligence and Analytics will Remain the Top Focus for CIOs through 2017
- Insights from Findings in Dresner Advisory Services’ 2013 Wisdom of Crowds Business Intelligence Market Study
- Big Business Intelligence Trends for 2014
- Petabyte Scale Data Warehousing with Amazon Redshift
- Business Intelligence Advances Into the Cloud with Some Caveats
- BI in the Cloud: Find Your Bliss
- SnapLogic Named EMA Vendor to Watch
- Ovum on the Radar: SnapLogic
Tags: cloud computing, Cloud integration, cloud videos, iPaas, SaaS Integration, snaplogic
Check out this chalk-talk series with the head of engineering at SnapLogic talking about application and data integration delivered as a cloud service (aka iPaaS):
The series of whiteboard presentations is posted on the SnapLogic blog.
Tags: 3rd platform, Cloud integration, Frank Gens, IDC, innovator's dilemma, integrator's dilemma, SMACT Stack
I heard a story today on NPR about young blood reversing heart decline in old mice (the Radiolab podcast is here). Naturally I made the connection to the need for established high-tech companies to inject new thinking, approaches (and blood) in order to remain relevant in the era of SMACT (Social, Mobile, Analytics, Cloud and the Internet of Things). For technology companies trying to Escape Velocity, it’s not just about the old business models and ways of operating vs. the new; it’s about fast vs. slow. It’s about having the vision to skate to where the puck is going early and being nimble and agile enough to make the necessary course corrections.
IDC sees 2014 as a pivotal year for cannibalization as the 2nd platform vendors attempt to adapt and remain relevant. I always enjoy the annual summary of IDC’s technology predictions by Frank Gens. Here it is: