Ever since software systems have been around, people have been working to connect them together to get added benefit. Sometimes that leads to large integrated all-in-one systems, sometimes it leads to efforts to standardise API’s and communications protocols and it almost always leads to lots of professional services.
In the cloud though, that’s changing. One of the most innovative companies I have seen is Boomi (now Dell Boomi). Their website does a better job of explaining their value proposition, but essentially it translates communications between systems – kind of like the Babel Fish (from HHGTTG), but for software.
SafeNet Sentinel® Cloud Services now supported by Dell Boomi AtomSphere platform for connectivity with back-office applications, including CRM, ERP, billing and marketing automation
BALTIMORE — July 12, 2011 — SafeNet, Inc., a global leader in information security, announced that Sentinel Cloud is now supported by the Dell Boomi AtomSphere cloud integration platform, enabling cloud service providers to easily connect SafeNet’s licensing and entitlement management services with their existing on-premise or cloud-based back-office systems. This capability speeds time-to-market for SaaS, PaaS, and other cloud service providers by significantly reducing the time required to integrate software licensing and entitlement management into their business processes.