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Cloud Integration Drives CRM And Sales Success

Today Informatica announced that Bay & Bay Transportation has used Informatica Cloud Services to achieve a six month project payback on their total Salesforce.com investment and a 900 percent return on their critical data integration project.

Bay & Bay is using the turnkey, on-demand Informatica Cloud Services to provide robust, bi-directional synchronization between its logistics management databases and applications with Salesforce CRM. Using an intuitive web based integration wizard, the company automatically maps source and target fields, configures powerful data transformations, and sets automated synchronization schedules. And being a true multi-tenant cloud-based service, there is no hardware, software, or infrastructure for them to install, manage, or maintain.


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2010 Cloud Integration Predictions

According to the New IDC IT Cloud Services Survey:  Top Benefits and Challenges, integration with in-house IT remains a top 10 challenge. Informatica’s Chief Marketing Officer Chris Boorman went further in his 2010 Predictions From The World Of Data Integration. He notes in his third prediction that:  “Cloud Data Integration will eclipse both security and availability to be the defining capability that drives Cloud Computing success.”

Because ‘tis the season, here are 5 more cloud integration predictions for 2010:

  1. Greater SaaS application adoption and the emergence of more cloud platforms will result in greater data fragmentation and the need for an independent, enterprise-strength data integration and data quality platform as a service and a marketplace for prepackaged integration services. (more…)
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What Are Your Cloud Integration Use Cases?

The rapid adoption of cloud-based applications, platforms, and infrastructure has resulted in more fragmented data and an increased need to integrate data “in the cloud” with data in on-premise applications and databases. Line of business managers and software as a service (SaaS) administrators need rapid time to value and self service. Meanwhile, the IT organization is tasked with avoiding costly data silos and eliminating untrustworthy point solutions.

The right approach to cloud data integration is that it can play a key role in aligning business users with IT. Some common uses cases for cloud data integration include: (more…)

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Getting Ready For Dreamforce

You know the annual Salesforce.com Dreamforce conference (and cloud computing in general) has reached a new level of mainstream acceptance when it’s being advertised on NPR. Check it out, there’s even a KQED registration page to attend the keynote and partner expo free of charge!

Speaking of the partner expo, Informatica will be a Gold Sponsor at Dreamforce ’09. If you’re at the show, be sure to drop by Booth 509 and say hello. We’ll be doing a draw for a Tag Heuer®* watch as part of our “Salesforce Integration in 5 Minutes or Less” promotion. (more…)

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