7 Steps to Smarter Integration
Sometimes, change can be worthwhile. The key is knowing what's worth pursuing and what's not.
Confused about cloud computing and integration with on-premise applications? Ventana Research analyst Dave Menninger will explain how you can integrate and reconcile cloud with your on-premise data and processes during a free Virtual Circle webinar Tuesday at 3 p.m. CDT or 2 p.m. EDT.
What's unusual about this webinar is that Menninger is addressing cloud computing - you know, Amazon's EC2, Zoho, Salesforce.com, even private clouds - rather than just SaaS to on premise. And, he'll be covering how you can handle that integration with a cloud-based integration solution, which explains why at least part of the webinar includes a briefing on Atomsphere by Rick Nucci of Dell Boomi.
Atomsphere is itself a cloud solution, handling the integration work in the cloud as a software-as-a-service, with prices starting at $550 a month. It was recently updated to include change data capture, integration monitoring and support for terabyte-size files.
Integration is just one of the data challenges IT organizations must consider when combining on-premise resources and information with cloud computing or SaaS. For other issues you should consider, check out Securities Technology Monitor's recent checklist called "8 Questions to Ask Before Heading into the Cloud." You'll notice most of the concerns center around compliance and data governance questions.