Salesforce Platform: Shining a Light on Shadow IT - Replacing Lotus Notes


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Every organization has a 'Shadow IT', where users are feverishly at work building makeshift solutions that include large, complex spreadsheets, homegrown databases, and ad hoc custom software, all beyond the oversight, control, and expertise of corporate IT. These solutions are often siloed, unsecured, inaccurate, and unable to leverage new technology needs, like mobile and social. Gartner predicts that Shadow IT will continue to rapidly grow as corporate IT finds it harder and harder to keep up with the needs of the organization. Is this good or bad for the organization? This panel will debate this question and discuss how Lotus Notes became the defacto platform for building these applications in the 90's but customers got trapped on aging technology with IBM under investing. Join us to learn how to move forward using as a replacement for Lotus Notes.

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Salesforce Platform: Shining a Light on Shadow IT - Replacing Lotus Notes

  1. 1. Shining a Light on Shadow IT -Replacing Lotus NotesSalesforce PlatformRosie Pongracz, SalesforceDirector, Platform Product Marketing@rosiepongracz
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  3. 3. Our experts Francois Steve Wood James Ferguson Koutchouk Jonathan SapirVP, Business Development Platform PM Director Founder Founder EscapeNotes SilverTree Systems @jfrguson @EscapeNotes @JonSapir
  4. 4. Why does Shadow IT exist? Professional IT Business IT “Build to last” “Build for now”
  5. 5. What are the downsides of Shadow IT? VS.
  6. 6. What kinds of applications are being built? Sports and Event Registrations Internal Job Applications Access Management Self Service Application Tracker Lease Car Management Parking Space Allocation eBusiness Change Requests Purchasing Process Expats Management Internal Job Applications Parking Space Allocation Plan Cafeteria Purchasing Process B2B Customer Training IT Security Reports Job Promotions Customer Appointments Internal Job ApplicationsRate Change Tracker Parking Space Allocation Real Estate Purchasing Process Travel & Training Planner Life Claims Non Complaint Tracker Customer Satisfaction Survey
  7. 7. Do all applications deserve to be migrated? 1. Assess the inventory 2. Develop a roadmap 200 Selected 3. Migrate what’s important 350 Grouped 500 Duplicate 1000 850 Notes Databases Active
  8. 8. Built For Business and IT Clicks + Code Data UI Logic Process Analytics
  9. 9. Different Targets For Different Needs 200 Selected 350 Grouped 500 Duplicate 1000 850 Notes Databases Active
  10. 10. What’s the best way to get started?
  11. 11. The Business IT Resource Center