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:
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.
I’ve embedded the video below. Thanks for another great CXO interview @ValaAfshar and @mkrigsman. Great guiding principles and advice for other IT leaders @mdkail.
business intelligence , cloud computing , data integration , SaaS Business Intelligence
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:
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):
Going Beyond Point-to-Point Cloud Integration
SnapLogic Integration Cloud Architecture in Review
The series of whiteboard presentations is posted on the SnapLogic blog.
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:
When it comes to cloud integration, I’ve shared some thoughts on the Integrator’s Dilemma here.
The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2013 annual report for this blog.
Here’s an excerpt:
The concert hall at the Sydney Opera House holds 2,700 people. This blog was viewed about 15,000 times in 2013. If it were a concert at Sydney Opera House, it would take about 6 sold-out performances for that many people to see it.
Click here to see the complete report.
Here’s some interesting research published earlier this year on the software as a service (SaaS) market: Siemer and Associates Summer 2013 SaaS Industry Report. It includes useful regional projections as well as a breakdown by application categories: CRM, ERP, HRM. The appendix also outlines the key SaaS metrics and includes some public company comparables as well as financing and transactions.
analytics , business intelligence , cloud computing , cloud integration , PaaS , SaaS , SaaS Business Intelligence
Tags: Application programming interface, Cloud integration, Cloud-based integration, Data warehouse, snaplogic
Maneesh Joshi from SnapLogic shared his 2014 cloud integration predictions last week. They are:
- iPaaS makes ESBs obsolete
- API management and iPaaS jointly displace Service Oriented Architecture (SOA) in enterprise IT
- IT dinosaurs face extinction; the citizen developer emerges
- Digital Marketing platforms take over the world
- The rise of the cloud data warehouse
Here’s a powerpoint overview:
Here are some of the 2014 tech previews I’ve seen so far, thanks to Storify. Please add others as you see them. I’ll post mine shortly.
cloud computing , cloud integration , Salesforce integration , Salesforce.com
Tags: #df13, Cloud integration, Dreamforce 2013, Internet of Customers, Jeff Kaplan, Marc Benioff, SaaS Integration, Salesforce.com, snaplogic, THINKstrategies
Here’s a quick interview I did with Matt Childs from Vidcaster on the show floor at Dreamforce 2013:
Last week I interviewed Jeff Kaplan from THINKstrategies to get his views on the conference and what was announced. Some of the highlights are here. The slides we reviewed are below.