This blog is focused on the topic of data integration as an on-demand service (aka SaaS data integration, data integration in the cloud, integration as a service, data quality as a service, etc.).

I have focused on the topic of business intelligence and data integration for a number of years. You can check me out on LinkedIn here or join the LinkedIn Cloud/SaaS BI and Data Integration group here.


11 Responses to “About”

  1. 1 treboranad 2010/02/02 at 5:59 am

    … appreciate your blog – thanks. Just came across a typo in “integrtion”.

  2. 2 Neha Sharma 2010/03/18 at 3:23 am

    Hello Darren ,

    I am very impressed with your blog which has some amazing posts covering on Cloud Computing

    I am the community manager for TooStep and and thought it would be great to have you in my TooStep community. Our community members also communicate, share and network on different issues pertaining to cloud computing

    And I’m really interested to showcase you as an expert and it would be great if you can provide your opinion on this topic –

    Title: The Wisdom of Cloud Applications in 2010

    And if your blog audience will benefit from this, please add the following link to your website. I could also offer help from my community to promote or discuss around your content.

    I look forward to this great partnership. Please feel free to contact me for any clarifications.

    Neha Sharma
    Community Manager, TooStep

  3. 3 Meri 2010/04/07 at 9:05 am

    Hey Darren,

    I was wondering if you were interested in a byline by security software company, Trend Micro, around security and virtualization. I realize that you write all your own posts, but I thought this perspective might be of interest to you. Let me know what you think and I can send you a few abstracts. Thanks!



  4. 4 Gilbert 2010/06/15 at 2:44 am

    Hi Darren,

    I have a proposal for your blog can you please get in touch?


  5. 6 Becka 2011/01/06 at 10:32 am

    I added you to my blog roll. Thanks for the nice comment!

  6. 7 Eval-Source 2011/04/29 at 12:59 pm

    Darren, give us a call I would definitely like to connect. We would like the opportunity to swap some content with you as well as we have a lot of cloud posts with integration and cloud. Our new Cloud/SaaS buyers guide to be released shortly provides strategic cloud buying behavior advice, research all from a customer pov.

    I look forward to connecting

  7. 8 Jim Zimmermann 2011/05/24 at 9:14 am

    You and your readers may be interested in the updated, free Techra Analyst Firm Directory that now features a directory of analyst firms that cover cloud computing. The Cloud Computing Analyst Firm Directory is available at:


    and the complete Analyst Firm Directory is available at:


    The press release that went out today is available here:


    If you have any questions about the directory, please contact me using the information provided below.

    Jim Zimmermann
    Techra LLC

  8. 9 Charity 2011/10/07 at 10:26 am

    Hi Darren,

    I noticed that many of your blog posts focus on Cloud and data management. Specifically, your recent post, “CIO Insight: TOP IT Applications in 2012 and beyond”, really gave me more ideas about the future of data management. Because you are an authority on IT, I believe you and your readers would be interested in learning more about upcoming Cisco news. I wanted you to be one of the first to know that Cisco will be making major announcements around their data center network technologies on October 18th.

    Cisco will be announcing exciting new innovations that focus on three aspects:

    •Scalability. Cisco Unified Fabric will allow for unmatched architectural flexibility, with scalability for the data center network geared towards switch performance, fabric scale and geographic span.

    •Security. New Virtual ASA reduces deployment time and costs while providing more visibility to virtual workloads and traffic. This will enable more sophisticated security for large scale virtualization and cloud computing models.

    •Optimization. Cisco Network Operations Automation Service will further simplify management with innovative troubleshooting, diagnostics and operational tools to help improve IT efficiency and lower operating costs.

    A week later, on October 25th, there will be a customer-focused broadcast event, “Evolutionary Fabric. Revolutionary Scale,” where you would be able to ask questions and get more information on the announcements.

    Would you be interested in learning more and writing a blog post about the announcement and event? Please let me know if you have any specific assets you might want to use in a blog post, and we would be happy to accommodate.

    Additionally, Cisco will be hosting an exclusive conference call for bloggers to provide more info and answer questions prior to the announcement. I would be happy to provide further details if this is something you are interested in.

    Please let me know if you have any questions, and I look forward to hearing from you.

    Best Regards,

    Cisco Outreach Team
    (510) 868-2787 Ext. 101

  9. 10 brianhodgson 2011/12/10 at 5:48 pm

    Also join LinkedIN group “Application Integration”. Starting as focus on business side, benefits, examples

  10. 11 Dana 2013/01/14 at 5:58 pm

    Hi Cloud Integration Team,

    I really enjoyed reading your blog especially it is really informative in nature and most people would love to read it.

    I’d like to know if you’d be interested in a Guest Post. How about something like these topics?

    1.How To Improve The Flow of Accurate Information With Enterprise Data Integration
    2.5 Considerations for Your Application Integration Strategy

    What do you think about these?

    For your information, all of our articles are custom written by our writers for your blog, and are absolutely FREE.

    If you are interested, I am happy to get something written up and sent over to you – or if you have another topic you’d like to see covered, please do let me know.

    Thanks and I look forward to your response.
    Dana B.

    Guest Post U
    “The University of Great Content”

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