While most people are busy planning vacation time in August, salesforce.com customers and partners, as well as general cloud computing enthusiasts, are gearing up for Dreamforce 2011 in San Francisco later this month. According to the website, “There’s a post- PC revolution underway, and your customers have moved to a world that’s entirely social, mobile and open. Has your company?” (more…)
Posted in Business/IT Collaboration, CIO, Cloud Computing, Customers, News & Announcements, PaaS, Partners, SaaS
Tagged Cloud Computing, cloud integration, Cloud Platform, Cloud Services, Dreamforce 2011, Informatica Cloud, salesforce integration, salesforce.com
I spent last week at the annual SIIA All About the Cloud Conference in San Francisco. The Software & Information Industry Association (SIIA) “is the principal trade association for the software and digital content industries.” They are also the organization that gives out the annual CODiE Awards, “the industry’s only peer‐review awards program, acknowledge innovation and excellence for products and services in the business software, digital content and education technology industries.”
I’m pleased to be able to say that Informatica Cloud has been recognized this year as the “Best Cloud Management Solution.”
Posted in Business/IT Collaboration, Cloud Computing, Data Migration, Data Synchronization, Marketplace, News & Announcements, PaaS, SaaS
Tagged AppExchange, Cloud Data Integration, cloud integration, cloud management, codie award, D&B, Informatica Cloud, integration as a service, Netsuite, On-Demand, SaaS Integration, salesforce integration
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!
Posted in Business/IT Collaboration, CIO, Cloud Computing, Integration Competency Centers, PaaS, SaaS
Tagged CIO, Cloud Data Integration, cloud integration, Data Integration, Informatica Cloud, integration as a service, predictions, SaaS Integration, salesforce integration
If you live in the San Francisco Bay Area, it’s hard not to know that the annual salesforce.com Dreamforce conference is just around the corner. There are ads on NPR. There was even a full page ad congratulating the Giants that offered free keynote and expo passes – nice touch! The conference is being billed as “The Cloud Computing Event of the Year” and with over twenty thousand people expected to be at the Moscone Center from December 6-9th (along with Bill Clinton, Stevie Wonder and a few surprise guests), I think it will live up to the expectations. (more…)
Posted in Business/IT Collaboration, Cloud Computing, Data Synchronization, Marketplace, Master Data Management, News & Announcements, PaaS, SaaS
Tagged Cloud Computing, Cloud MDM, Cloud Platform, Cloud Services, dreamforce, Informatica Cloud, MDM, salesforce integration, salesforce.com