Sunday 23rd Sep, 2018

LINX adopts Boomi program as part of ‘cloud’ expansion

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A ‘CLOUD first’ IT strategy and the creation of a so-called “data lake” is behind Linx Cargo Care Group’s move to adopt the Boomi integration platform.

LINX is a spin-off from the old Asciano business which was partitioned and sold off in August 2016.

“We operate in a large number of high-cost markets and often with very tight margins, so one of the big areas we are interested in capitalising on is how we use technology to find ways to streamline our operations and analyse our data,” said LINX head of IT and project management Thomas Gianniodis.

“A critical component to achieving this is the way we integrate our internal systems, and how we connect these with our customers’ environments to share information with them more easily,” he said.

Using Boomi integration platform-as-a-service (iPaaS), LINX says it is connecting its core operational systems and its data centres with in-field mobile devices and in-vehicle telemetry systems.

This is said to realise gains in safety, compliance and operations.

“Logistics is a fast-paced industry that relies on precision to mitigate disruptions and ensure vendors deliver to the expectations of their customers,” said Dell Boomi managing director Asia-Pacific and Japan, Michael Evans.

“By aligning its cloud-based business environment using the Boomi integration platform, LINX is not only able to create a connected business; it can also leverage the insights generated throughout its operations to identify new areas of growth while improving efficiencies in a competitive market.”

LINX selected the Boomi platform following a tender process through which it evaluated several traditional and competing cloud-based technologies.

According to LINX, the Boomi integration technology stood out for its cloud-native design, which proved a natural fit for the organisation’s Azure-based setup.

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