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Low Code: Integration at the Speed of Business

Dell Boomi clients wanted to launch new technology capabilities that will rapidly deliver a competitive edge. Unfortunately, project backlogs and multiple priorities often slow the pace of innovation. Overworked and understaffed IT teams often compound this problem, resulting in employee turnover that makes it even harder for businesses to retain the best and brightest IT staff.
Ultimately, the cycle of pressing priorities and strained IT resources leads to a skills gap that causes many companies to lag behind.
And integration is central to this issue. These days organizations need to be extremely agile in how they integrate their applications and data to drive digital transformation. The volume and diversity of integrations necessary for running a digital business are growing exponentially. Social, mobile, analytics, big data, IoT and AI technologies all require integration into core business systems.
And integration is fundamental for any organization…

Integration a Key to Unlocking Big Data

 
When the term “big data” first burst onto the scene about seven years ago, experts predicted that organizations could dramatically improve how they operate by capturing and analyzing vast arrays of rapidly growing information.
Fast forward to 2017. It turns out that “big data” wasn’t just another buzzword. Now an established term in the IT and business lexicon, big data is bigger than ever. By some estimates data volumes are doubling every three years.
But organizations have yet to fully capitalize on the value of data for more informed decision-making, operational efficiencies, and personalized systems of engagement with customers and partners.
“Most companies are capturing only a fraction of the potential value from data and analytics,” according to a recent McKinsey Global Institute study, “The Age of Analytics: Competing in a Data-Driven World.”
Connecting Data for Competitive Advantage
For organizations that want to survive and thrive…

Working with Web Services Using the Boomi API

In this blog we are going to discuss how we can use Boomi API to overcome some of the limitations of using Web Service Server connectors.
Here are some of the limitations we discussed in our previous blog.

In REST service, how do we restrict the process to support specific REST verbs, for example say the process should accept only the GET/POST and reject DELETE/PUT.
Passing queries/parameter in the URL itself.
Managing or assigning multiple web services end point to a Boomi process.

This blog post will discuss ways to work with the Boomi AtomSphere API to work around these limitations.
Before we begin using Boomi API, we need to verify access to the Boomi API.
Login into Boomi portal, In the top right menu, select API Management.
 

If you are able to see below screen then you have the access to Boomi API’s.

 
Once you have confirm the…

How to Create a Simple SWIFT Application in BizTalk

SWIFT – or the Society for Worldwide Interbank Financial Telecommunication – is the main global provider for secure messaging in financial transactions. The standard they created and currently maintain is utilized by hundreds of banks throughout the world. Today we’re going to go through a quick tutorial for getting set up with A4SWIFT, BizTalk’s SWIFT messaging accelerator for speeding up integration with this platform.

iPaaS and its Impact on Higher Education

Technology evolved so much since ten years ago, and it has been especially apparent in the education sector. Back then, the extent of computers in elementary schools only taught you how to type and when children were in middle school, they used a computer to type essays and play flash games. Fast forward to 2016, elementary schools now have curriculums that teach kids how to create and code websites. Furthermore, we even see children using iPads to learn with apps and augmented reality. As we shift to a digitally dominant world for education, it is fascinating to see how technological ecosystems come together to enable that movement.
More importantly, connected online learning experiences are critical for higher education. From MOOCs to staying on top of college class material, the cloud and advancement of the internet have proved to be a close…

Column Change Auditing with SSIS

I was recently asked by a client to write an SSIS package to update some data in a database.  One of the requirements was to audit all changes with before and after column values, update user and update date. The client requested that CDC (Change Data Capture) NOT be implemented. And not being very proficient in .net programming languages, I chose not to attempt to code any SSIS “Scripting Component” transformations. An alternate method was chosen that used a combination of SSIS “Conditional Split”, “Derived Column”, “Multicast” and “Union All” transformations. The trick was to “create” a separate audit row for each column that was changed in a database row. The following example shows this method for the row update data flow. The row has already been determined to have column value changes before it reaches this point.

 
 
 
Derive Static Values:                       Used to…

Software Quality Assurance and Scrum: A Struggle to Coexist In the Same Sphere

As many may already know, Scrum is an approach to software development that, rather than being a full process or methodology, is a framework that utilizes the Agile scheme to develop software. Instead of providing a complete, detailed description of how everything is to be done in a project from the beginning, much is left up to the development team. Scrum projects progress in a series of sprints, which are also known as iterations no longer than a month. At the start of a sprint, team members commit to delivering a number of tasks listed in the project backlog list. At the end of the sprint, these features are considered done if everything within the task is fully coded, tested and integrated into the evolving product or system. At the conclusion of each sprint a review is performed to demonstrate…

Synchornize outlook 2007 contacts to MOSS

To upload your outlook contacts, first create a sharepoint contact list in a WSS 3.0 site (if not already exists):

In the SharePoint contact library, under the Actions menu, click “Connect to Outlook”:

This will create a link to the SharePoint contact library created above inside your Office Outlook 2007!
And then within your outlook, just copy and paste your existing outlook contacts into the new SharePoint contact library and you are done!

Introduction to SAP Business Objects Data Integrator ETL tool

SAP Business  Objects Data Integrator XI R2/R3
The purpose of this presentation is to familiarize the team with some of the features of Business Objects Data Integrator (DI). The presentation is also aimed at providing some insight into how technology can affect the design and implementation of  the ETL processes’.
While at a high level it is best that an ETL architecture be technology agnostic, the physical implementation can stand to benefit by being designed to take advantage of the features provided by the technology.

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