For the past few years I’ve been posting my cloud integration predictions. It’s always interesting to look back to see what transpired and evaluate where I scored well and where I was off base. Here’s how I did in 2011: 2011 #Cloud Integration Predictions in Review. My 2012 cloud integration predictions centered around Data as a Service, Master Data Management, Business Intelligence and enterprise IT adoption of all flavors of cloud computing. Before I throw my hat into the 2013 predictions ring, here’s a review of 2012.
Posted in CIO, Cloud Computing, Master Data Management, PaaS, SaaS
Tagged aPaaS, Cloud Computing, cloud integration, Cloud Platform, Cloud Services, D&B, data.com, iPaaS, PaaS, predictions, salesforce.com
I spent last weekend reading Geoffrey Moore’s new book, Escape Velocity: Free Your Company’s Future from the Pull of the Past. Then on Sunday, the New York Times published this article about salesforce.com: A Leader in the Cloud Gains Rivals. Clearly “The Big Switch” is on. With this as a backdrop, the need for a comprehensive cloud data management strategy has surfaced as a top IT imperative heading into the New Year – How and when do you plan to move data to the cloud? How will you prevent SaaS silos? How will you ensure your cloud data is trustworthy, relevant and complete? What is your plan for longer-term cloud governance and control?
These are just a few of the questions you need to think through as you develop your short, medium and long-term cloud strategy. Here are my predictions for what else should be on your 2012 cloud integration radar. (more…)
Posted in Big Data, Business/IT Collaboration, CIO, Cloud Computing, Data Integration, Data Migration, Data Quality, Data Synchronization, Master Data Management, PaaS, SaaS
Tagged Analytics, BI, Business Intelligence, cloud integration, D&B, Data as a Service, Data Integration, Data Quality, Gartner, Informatica Cloud, iPaaS, MDM, Oracle, PaaS, predictions, salesforce.com, SAP, SuccessFactors
As is the custom, before I dive into my predictions for next year, I thought I’d look back and see how I did with my 2010 cloud integration predictions
. Last year I predicted that:
1) There will be an increased need for best-of-breed cloud data integration solutions. I also predicted that we’d see an emergence of online marketplaces that allow you to purchase prepackaged integration services.
In Loraine Lawson’s recent Data Integration predictions
post, she noted, “this year, integration seems to have shifted from a liability to an asset for the cloud.” Another publication
referred to cloud integration as, “the capability that will drive mainstream Cloud adoption.”
Clearly the importance of data integration to cloud computing success has been recognized. I believe 2010 was the year we crossed the chasm.
Bring on the tornado!
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Tagged CIO, Cloud Data Integration, cloud integration, Data Integration, Informatica Cloud, integration as a service, predictions, SaaS Integration, salesforce integration