Why has self-service integration suddenly gained popularity among enterprises? Organizations today are dealing with voluminous number of applications, devices, and data introduced by cloud, mobile, big data, and the Internet of Things (IoT). With the advent of automation and continuous everything, the situation is likely to get more challenging. The biggest concern is that some of these applications are not even purchased through IT, which brings in the issue of central governance and monitoring. The current scenario is forcing organizations to pursue self-service integration; data scientists, power users, and business users, who are ideally citizen integrators, are embracing it.
Most companies today understand the importance of moving to a cloud-based integration model and the significance of connecting different applications and its impact on business transformation goals. But does this mean that they are ready to go full throttle and completely adopt cloud? A cloud-based Integration Platform as a Service (iPaaS) can work only if certain conditions are met — everything has to move off on-premises and the migration may have several implications. Everyone is moving toward hybrid integration; organizations that want to modernize their legacy systems and applications have adopted cloud-based applications at an alarming rate and do not want to make the complete switch to cloud, yet!
Last week, I attended the Gartner Application Strategies & Solutions Summit at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas. The summit was packed with information on some of the key business growth drivers and priorities facing today’s businesses: digital transformation, innovation, and customer experience. I met Gartner analysts, existing ConnectALL customers, and dozens of prospects and IT leaders looking to evolve their application integration strategies to empower business innovation. One of the sessions on my agenda was Gartner’s Massimo Pezzini on delivering “pervasive integration.” His presentation provided insight into Hybrid Integration Platforms (HIP) and crafting a self-service approach to integration.
Integration solutions are essential to most enterprises because different teams use different tools. A good integration solution is crucial to the rapid, high-quality development that modern companies demand. Security is an essential element in the integration process where thousands of applications are communicating with each other. Every day new threats and vulnerabilities are created, and you'll find yourself racing against the clock to patch them.
What if your integration tool injects security vulnerabilities? What if your integration tool creates minor changes that make your applications less secure? What if your integration tool has security vulnerabilities of its own?
How do you tame the complex systems and conflicting needs of digital transformation? Gartner argues that an integration strategy is key. Here's how an integration strategy can streamline your operations:
It’s official. ConnectALL® is now a registered trademark. Since its inception five years ago, our family of customers has grown substantially. Hundreds of enterprises like yours, across industries, have benefited from the ConnectALL Integration Platform.
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In part one of this two-part blog series, I discussed how the ConnectALL Integration Platform can enable communication between teams almost instantaneously – processes, data (like status, priority, and assignee data), dependencies between issues (like "this issue depends on this other issue being resolved first"), comments, and attachments can be shared across an organization. The ConnectALL Integration Platform can create an efficient collaboration mechanism. The Platform also reduces the number of licenses needed for an application (ConnectALL only needs one license per application synchronized), and users only have to be trained on one platform. They continue to use the tool they are used to without having to switch to another tool in order to do manual data entry.
Effective application integration is a big deal. It can eventually be the difference between a company's success and its eventual decline. It's so big a deal that IT Advisory Company Gartner studied the topic and created a research paper about it - 'Market Guide for Application Integration Platforms,' (Gartner, Market Guide for Application Integration Platforms, 19 June 2017) a paper that is available to Gartner subscribers.