TIBCO: Universal Connectivity

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A way to make everything work together.

“Connect every element of your business, on and off the cloud.” 

An average day can feel like a constant process of opening up one application, closing it, and opening up the next. Soon enough, you’re storing pockets of data in different places and keeping a master index of where everything lives. TIBCO is here to change that. Their connectors will transform your business from a complicated web, into an easy to manage ecosystem. Regardless of what your unique business needs are, TIBCO can help you.

Toolkit for Everyone 

Whether you just want an out-of- the-box solution, an API modeling tool or an industry-standard protocol, TIBCO has the perfect connector for you. Facebook, Amazon, Salesforce, SAP— got those covered, too. TIBCO’s helpful sales staff will learn about your unique business and make sure you walk away with the perfect set of connectors for your needs.

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Effortless Integration

When TIBCO creates their products, they’re always looking for ways to make putting them to work as easy as possible. TIBCO’s main goal is to save your IT team headaches and to save you time and money. That’s why all of their connectors require zero code to implement. With TIBCO Connectors, you get one standardized drag and drop interface for all of your on-premises applications and cloud services in one place, and, adding in new connectors is as simple as downloading an app from the app store.

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Connections Go Deep

TIBCO doesn’t just build surface connections that make two services talk to one another. TIBCO creates deep integrations that let you share data and application-specific features between any suite of services. They’re there to make your whole ecosystem work in harmony.

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Fluent in the Services You Use

These are just a few of TIBCO’s dozens of connectors and adapters:

  • Salesforce
  • Facebook
  • SAP CRM
  • Amazon RDS
  • Oracle E-Business Suite
  • NetSuite

Capabilities

1A Prospect Leaves Gives You Info

We help Marketo connect to third-party sources to gain even more information, and then send the enriched data to Salesforce where a lead is generated.

 

2Someone Tweets About Your Product

Our Twitter connector spots it, and uses their profile information to find a match in Salesforce. Then, we add that information to the lead and alert you to take action.

3There’s a Delay in Your Supply Chain

Don’t worry! Not only can we use Hadoop to identify factors that cause delays before they cause trouble, we’ll update relevant opportunities in Salesforce so you can let customers know as soon as possible.

4We’re There When You Seal the Deal

The order is automatically created in SAP, which in turn generates an order number that is automatically sent back to Salesforce. All you need to do is celebrate.

5Setting Up Your Next Steps

Once an opportunity is won, we help Salesforce automatically create an account in ServiceNow so all the tools you need going forward are at your fingertips.

6A Better Process from Start to Finish

TIBCO Connectors lets your sales team manage each step, from lead generation to product support, right in Salesforce. They’ll have a clearer view of their customers, and customers will have a better experience overall.

 

 

 

 

References:
http://www.tibco.com/solutions/universal-connectivity

 

10 Skills to Look For When Hiring Tech Talent (Hard & Soft Skills)

Searching to find the best candidate can sometimes be a difficult and tedious process. There are many aspects to consider, and ultimately, you just want to hire an individual who can adapt well and fit into your company culture. Any employer wants to find individuals who not only have the necessary hard skills for the job, but at the same time embody the soft skills which are just as important to have.

Listed below are the top 10 Skills to look for when hiring tech talent. 5 of which are Hard Skills, followed by the other 5 Soft Skills.

Hard Skills

  1. Database Administration

The challenges and opportunities of big data are making database administration more crucial than ever. Interest in big data have significantly increased throughout the years, since through it, companies can learn more about their customers. Every company should want to be aware of all that is stored in their internal systems and ultimately collect data from sources. These sources can be from but not limited to the Web, social media sites and third parties. Hence, it is advisable to focus on individuals that are able to construct a logical data map of the company’s systems and collect relevant data, and then report to their management team.

  1. Help Desk and Technical Support

There needs to be technical professionals that are able to aid and support non-technical users. Especially when gaining more clients, there will be subsequently more demands, so it is vital to adhere to their needs. A candidate who Blog Image 3is able to communicate clearly and efficiently with customers is tech talent you need to look for. A big role of this skill is to ensure that no clients are left without answers or explanations if they have any questions or concerns with the products or services provided by your company.

  1. Mobile Application Development

In today’s time, mobile devices have become a massive part of the consumer and corporate worlds.  Giving portability to technology is not just an opportunity, but it is imperative to keep up with current trends. The development of mobile applications continues to be a huge advantage in many business companies. A candidate that possess this skill is beneficial to your company with their ability to create mobile applications that can enhance and help boost your company’s status.

  1. Programming and Application Development

Tech talents with software-developingBlog Image 5 skills are extremely fundamental to any company. Software developers and programmers are deemed to be a difficult position to fill. This is why you want to look for candidates who are capable of delivering customized solutions, which is an asset to have in your organization. In recent studies, there aren’t many students who are pursuing information technology. Utilizing a recruitment agency or having a strong recruiter in your company can help to fill this position efficiently.

  1. Networking

Creating effective links between systems is a fundamental skill for today’s IT professionals. Networking is about making connections and building enduring, mutually beneficial relationships. Thus, look for candidates who have experience and the enthusiasm to partake in networking. From using social media sites such as LinkedIn and Twitter, to attending conferences that can advertise your company’s brand to its full potential.

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Soft Skills

  1. Adaptability

Organizations in the IT industry are constant changing, growing and evolving in order to keep up with changing market demands. This is why talent that’s adaptable is a valuable asset to your company. “If you’re not finding the right people who have learning agility, who can listen to feedback and evolve, you’re not going to do well as a company. You are looking for someone with a ‘change orientation,’ who can obviously take on new skills and challenges and thrive”, says Jennifer Shappley, Senior Director of Talent Acquisition.

  1. Potential for Growth

It is important to recognize that many IT companies and start-ups are rapidly growing, which means that it is essential to look for talent that will not only fill today’s roles, but advance and develop with the company. “Can they grow with us? Are they able to take on different roles and succeed?” are questions to consider when looking for talent.

  1. Culture Fit

Although there isn’t a definite definition, cuBlog Image 2lture fit continues to be an important aspect to look into about a candidate. Ask questions like “Do candidates share your values? Do they have a variety of skills they’d need to succeed?” (Shappley, May 2016). Applicants who have similar values as your company are the ones you want to hire.

  1. Leadership

Even though this is a broad term, searching for a candidate who is an independent thinker, has a strong voice and a willingness to speak up are necessary to consider. At the same time, you want to look for candidates who are engaged in their company and community, those who are willing to give back without hesitation.

  1. Collaboration

Another key skill to consider is the ability to collaborate with others from different aspects of the company. Candidates who have worked in a matrixed environment, where they have experience working with teams cross-functionally is proven that they will be successful.  This shows that they are flexible, work well with others and are able to communicate effectively with multiple people.

Sources:
http://www.itnews.com/article/3184920/hiring/6-soft-skills-employers-should-be-looking-for-in-tech-talent.html?platform=hootsuite
http://culturefit.com/chicago-top-skills-tech-talent/
http://info.spearheadstaffing.com/blog/bid/379534/Top-5-Skills-to-Look-for-When-Hiring-Tech-Talent-in-The-Financial-Industry
http://www.infoworld.com/article/3166032/it-careers/the-value-of-soft-skills-in-a-high-tech-world.html
https://thenextweb.com/entrepreneur/2014/11/22/every-company-know-hiring-tech-talent/#.tnw_J7YLbc2h
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