Does this sound familiar? You’re moving from an independent instance (or org) of Salesforce CRM to the consolidated corporate org. While there will definitely be business benefits in terms of visibility, reporting, customer/prospect communication, support, responsiveness, enablement and general leverage of corporate resources, it still represents a potential loss of autonomy. But it’s the right strategy for your business. Or is it?
Whether you ended up with multiple Salesforce orgs through mergers and acquisitions, separate brands or divisions, or through organic growth: at some point your organization is going to need to determine what is the right approach to multi-org consolidation. Here is an overview of 3 approaches to consider.
I recently summarized some of the cloud integration highlights from Informatica World 2010, but I forgot to mention a few of the great customer sessions. Special thanks to our friends at Janus Capital, Network Solutions, Toshiba and HealthDetail for sharing best practices and approaches to integrating cloud-based applications like Salesforce CRM with other enterprise applications, databases and files.
Here are some highlights from the keynote session delivered by Informatica’s CEO Sohaib Abbasi:
Interesting article in Computer World today: IT Moves to the Cloud, Anecdote by Anecdote. It got me thinking about what will move to the cloud and when. Last year at Dreamforce a number of people in a panel session hosted by Jeff Kaplan from THINKstrategies mentioned that they’re thinking about MDM in the cloud. As people get ready for this year’s event, I thought I’d put up a poll to find out when your company will (or will not) consider moving master data to the cloud:
It’s always tough to hear your own voice, but I thought I’d share this podcast with cloud and data integration industry guru Dave Linthicum anyway: Cloud Provider Spotlight: Informatica. (Just turn down your speakers a little bit after his introduction so I don’t blow out your ear drums.)
It’s always great to chat with Dave. In this discussion, topics range from Informatica Cloud Summer 2010 to data quality and master data management to the future of enterprise software. I hope you enjoy the conversation!
I wrote about Cloud Data Governance on the Informatica Perspectives blog this week. My recommendations for IT organizations dealing with what Dave Linthicum refers to as “Technological Infidelity” include:
Establish an Integration Competency Center Shared Services Model