Posted in Announcements by Mike Ponta on Jul 13 2012
I’ve enjoyed writing for and publishing CloudAppIntegration.com for the last 2 years. I’ve enjoyed speaking with some of the great minds at the forefront of enterprise computing, and I’ve enjoyed providing news, tips, and advice to my readers. As the site has grown, though, so have my other responsibilities. For that reason, I hearby announce that CloudAppIntegration.com and all associated content and property is for sale.
Please contact me at email@example.com if you are interested in purchasing the site.
Posted in Quick Links by Mike Ponta on Mar 6 2012
Forbes.com reports that cloud computing will add over 14 million jobs in the next three. Many of those jobs will be familiar IT positions, including integration specialists. The jobs will emerge as cloud start-ups grow, as major corporations develop cloud businesses, and as cloud infrastructure helps non-IT industries grow. But the article also claims under twenty percent will be in America.
Posted in Quick Links by Mike Ponta on Feb 28 2012
Blogger JoeMcKendrick examines how a new “shared services” initiative within the federal government closely resembles the SOA initiative begun six years ago. According to one source, the similarity suggests that much of the groundwork has already been laid–including the implementation of Enterprise Services Buses (ESBs) to help integrate services. Read the full article for more analysis.
Posted in Quick Links by Mike Ponta on Feb 24 2012
Informatica, one of the most established players in data integration, has expanded and innovated as the cloud computing industry grew. Ovum analyst Tony Baer believes that Informatica can grow from $1 billion revenue to $3 billion (though he does not say by when). The key, according to Baer will be the expansion of social media and Big Data integration tools, as well as continued development of Master Data Management (MDM) offerings.
Posted in Cloud app integration trends, Quick Links by Mike Ponta on Feb 17 2012
Cloud integration standards have long been clamored for, but apart from occasional rallying cries around certain APIs, standardization has not gotten very far. Sourya at CloudTweaks.com has a hypothesis why: A decrease in their ability to lock-in customers, and diminished power at the negotiating table. Read the full write-up for more.
Posted in Cloud app integration advice by Mike Ponta on Feb 16 2012
Elias Terman, SnapLogic
In today’s cloud era, we can’t seem to get enough of the acronyms flying around, including everyone’s favorites – SaaS, IaaS and PaaS. And while we all know the obvious -ility benefits of these cloud computing services (flexibility, scalability, affordability), it’s now time to look deeper into how we can leverage them more intelligently.
It’s amazing what infrastructure as a service (IaaS) offerings for hosting, storage, and networking can deliver in terms of unprecedented flexibility and scalability for all kinds of applications. But as with any disruptive new technology, there’s much below the tip of the iceberg that’s not obvious at first glance. Read more… »
Posted in Cloud app integration trends by Mike Ponta on Feb 10 2012
We talk with the CEO of cloud integration provider Scribe Software about trends and user needs
As cloud application integration demand increases and users look for more efficient ways to bring systems together, integration providers must continuously refine their offerings. We spoke with Lou Guercia, CEO and President of Scribe Software, about how his company responded to the ever-changing market.
Scribe recently released Scribe SYS, which is designed to fill the gap between complex middleware implementations and simpler cloud-based integration services.
Read the full interview below: Read more… »
Posted in Cloud app integration trends, Quick Links by Mike Ponta on Feb 3 2012
Blogger Michael Vizard has recently taken a look at how several companies, including Mulesoft, Aria Systems, have used subscription-based services to build their business.
Hollis Tibbets at ebizQ has picked up on the trend as well. He explains how the cloud application integration market is growing rapidly—just as cloud data integration did over the last few years. The key to growth, says Tibbets, is that providers are moving away from the integration-platform-as-a-service (iPaas) and offering the integration itself as a service with the help of common APIs and plugins.
Posted in Cloud app integration advice, Salesforce by Mike Ponta on Dec 23 2011
Todd Bursey, general manager, PSA at FinancialForce.com
In today’s professional services organizations (PSOs), customer acquisition and customer satisfaction are more important than ever. Yet, the disconnect between sales and services teams remains a major roadblock to delivering on this imperative. And as recent research has shown, it is a fundamental limitation to an organization’s growth and success.
In our experience, sales and services alignment can only be achieved through full transparency into the business by both parties. Each side needs to support everything from the goals of a single client engagement all the way up to the strategic initiatives of the firm. Read more… »
Posted in Cloud app integration advice by Mike Ponta on Nov 28 2011
A service-oriented architecture is only a few steps from the cloud. Read this for advice on how to transition from SOA to SaaS.
by Pierre Fricke, Red Hat
Ask anyone who works in a corporate environment about the challenges of sharing and accessing information. From moderate-size businesses to larger corporations, they’ll tell you those challenges are very real.
Thankfully, they can be circumvented by a service-oriented architecture (SOA) and cloud services, both of which help make logic and information more widely available for use across the enterprise.
That’s because a business that implements and relies on a SOA has already laid the groundwork for successful cloud integration. Read more… »