Chris Schmitt

There can be only one (hybrid integration solution)

(This post is part of a series. Read part one, part two, part three, part four, part five and part six to learn more about the Urgent Need for Hybrid Integration.) Well, friends, this is it — the last post in our Urgent Need for Hybrid Integration series. As a small departure, I’ve decided not […]

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Your line of business can “go fast” with hybrid integration

(This post is part of a series. Read part one, part two, part three, part four and part five to learn more about the urgent need for Hybrid Integration.) Just like Ricky Bobby in Talladega Nights, in today’s ultra-competitive marketplace there is only one rule: “If you ain’t first, you’re last.” First movers have a […]

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Are analytics making your company smarter or (dumb and) dumber

This post is part of a series. Read  part one, part two, part three and part four to learn more about the urgent need for Hybrid Integration.) Smart, intelligent, predictive — whatever you call it, I feel like the promise of analytics has been around for a long time. Marketers  are constantly seduced by the […]

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AI, flows and App Connect Enterprise: The day one Dreamforce rundown

At Dreamforce 2017, IBM has been focusing on how to help every client make smarter decisions faster. The ability to access the right data, apply new insights and extract unique insights is what drives differentiated outcomes. But we are helping you take this capability one step further. The partnership between IBM and Salesforce provides an […]

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Who you gonna call? APIs!

(This post is part of a series. Read  part one, part two and part three to learn more about the urgent need for Hybrid Integration.) Remember the part of Ghostbusters when they realized something big was going to happen? They had been seeing an increasing amount of paranormal activity across the city, and they knew […]

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Your guide to the best of Dreamforce 2017

Dreamforce 2017 is officially sold out. Everyone is heading to San Francisco in November. Now what? We’re glad you asked! This year, IBM is the top sponsor. That means we have tons of perks to pass on to you, plus a slew of sessions that will show you how to get the most from your […]

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Earth to IT: Integration is critical to your mobile strategy

(This post is part of a series. Read  part one and part two to learn more about the urgent need for Hybrid Integration.) When I tweeted about my latest integration blog referencing Austin Powers International Man of Mystery, I encouraged people to take 7 minutes out of their days to read through it.  But let’s […]

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What Austin Powers taught me about IT Integration

(This post is part of a series on IT integration. Read the first article on the urgent need for hybrid integration) Remember when Austin Powers was defrosted back in 1997? He was a man caught between eras — living life in the style of the swinging 60’s but caught in a world that had changed. […]

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Cloud-iplicity: Integration in a multicloud world

Let’s say you suddenly have the power to clone yourself. How many of you would it take to tackle all of your work on any given day? Two? Three? Four? Twelve? If this sounds like a familiar scenario, you probably remember the movie “Multiplicity” starring Michael Keaton (and Michael Keaton and Michael Keaton) as Doug […]

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The next generation of IT issue resolution

For years, search engines have been the first place to go to look for information, from who batted cleanup for the 1979 Pittsburgh Pirates (Willie Stargell) to how to optimize WebSphere Application Servers. While search engines have always been a great source of general information, they were not personalized for you and your situation. Until […]

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Meet 3 contenders in the Connect to Cloud Cognitive Build initiative

Thomas J. Watson said, “I believe the real difference between success and failure in a corporation can be very often traced to the question of how well the organization brings out the great energies and talents of its people.” When you look at companies today — big or small, anywhere in the world — one […]

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API management and innovation can make businesses essential

How do you change your business from just being relevant to your customers to being essential? The API economy has turned the concept of what it means to go to market completely upside down. The crux of this shift is the ability to use APIs to innovate faster, connect with more partners, and expand the […]

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