This year I had the privilege to present at Dreamforce ’15 on how we’re tackling enterprise data and integrations at Salesforce.com. This is a business operations topic where many companies are struggling to make sense in an ever-shifting and growing landscape of data, technologies and software architectures. Each organization is different in how they try to solve this complex… View details.
Salesforce has been growing at 30% year over year. In order to grow at this rate while supporting the business, IT has had to make compromises. Many of these compromises have been to defer infrastructure and architectural investments to a later date. Unfortunately, over time, IT will become the bottleneck or worse, the blocker for… View details.
The purpose of this document is to help guide and inform IT project teams to the correct integration platform for projects. Note that this is only a guide, as there can be multiple options based on the integration activities. Use the matrix in this document in conjunction with input from the Enterprise Architecture Review Board… View details.
Not long ago I presented at the MuleSoft TopMule Meetup ’14 in San Diego, CA, on an initiative I’m running at salesforce.com called Free The Data: Transforming The Way The Business Connects To Data. With approximately 400 MuleSoft employees in attendance, MuleSoft has doubled its size in just one year. It’s a testament to the industry demand for… View details.
Today I attended the morning session keynotes for API Days (#ApiDaysSF) here in San Francisco. The theme of the conference was Disrupting the Car Industry and Driver Experience with APIs. Of the 25 speakers, I attended the keynotes from Larry Burns, Kin Lane, Sid Bhatia, and Nick Muerdter.
Last week Informatica held their Informatica World 2014 (#INFA14) conference in Las Vegas at the Cosmopolitan. These are some of my take-away’s and general thoughts of the conference for the few day’s that I attended.
Today many IT departments have a hybrid of legacy on-premise applications and newer, more innovative Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) business applications that they need to manage. Salesforce.com is no different; we have a lot of SaaS and on-premise applications that we use to run our daily operations. Our Enterprise Application Integration program has a number of use cases that we… View details.
To consistently ensure high data quality, you need to create a data quality culture. The key to implementing a data quality culture is to focus on the right things at the right time. Initially, it’s all about user adoption. Over time you need to understand usage trends, adopt standards, and then train on common best… View details.
Over the course of 14 years, salesforce.com has grown at an extremely rapid pace. It has taken salesforce.com 12 years to reach $2B in annual revenue. In comparison, it took Microsoft 16 years, Oracle 17 years, and SAP 23 years to reach this same milestone. As with any high-growth and fast-paced company, the focus for… View details.