How far we've come! It wasn't that long ago all integrations were performed using extract-transform-load (ETL) or basic remote services like Corba and XML. With the advent of faster networks like HTML and Json, and easy-to-use and general purpose interface like Restful APIs, there has been a significant improvement in integration technologies and advances in the connected world. Refrigerators, today, can recognize what food you've stored inside, provide shopping lists on your phone, and place orders through apps, and then there are self-driving cars! What's next?
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.
It's not too early to make your plans to attend Atlassian Summit 2017, in San Jose, California. Training, certification exams, hands on demonstrations, an expo hall filled with vendors, and two days of presentations make the Atlassian Summit 2017 one of the most valuable events you may attend this year. The Summit runs from September 11 through September 15, 2017.
Although requirements management and test automation may seem to be almost completely different, with different requirements and different data requirements, both share one thing: the need for easy integration with the development tools they are designed to work with. Let's take a look at two scenarios that can bring this need into sharper focus:
If you’re into agile methodology or DevOps practice, you're surely aware by now of the powerful VersionOne application. It is one of the most widely used, all-in-one enterprise solutions for software organizations scaling agile and DevOps. This being said, there are other tools like Atlassian JIRA that are also very popular. In fact, JIRA Software is the number one software tool used by agile teams. JIRA Software is a great offer, and today's teams are ready to experiment with different tools and pick the right one for their respective businesses.
Today, if you are working in the software development team of a large enterprise, you've encountered the complexity of dealing with multiple ALM systems. Every team has a purpose-built system for their discipline, and finding one system to deliver all functionality is nearly impossible. Over the ages, the variety of tools have only increased, and distributed teams prefer to use their favorite tools. This causes gaps in communication and disrupts critical business processes in the software development lifecycle. The only possible way to bring all involved teams and their systems together is with a simplified integration platform that can remotely access application servers and integrate essential data without hampering performance. For those who are exploring, ConnectALL is the new generation ALM Router that can help you deal with integration complexity. It provides strong collaboration between your applications, so your users don’t have to switch systems to execute a task. You can learn more about the ConnectALL ALM Router here.
Perforce users often want a tool that can assist with managing bug reporting, tracing modifications to Perforce, and helping a quality assurance team track tickets and changes. JIRA is frequently the tool of choice for providing these capabilities; however, there is no tool within JIRA that natively performs these integrations. In this blog, we'll take a look at a few tools that provide these integration capabilities.
Choosing the right Application Integration Vendor can have a significant impact on the future of your enterprise. The right Application Integration Vendor can help your organization smoothly connect multiple departments that use various sets of tools (development, management, quality control, human resources, planning, etc). A poor choice could make application integration slow, difficult, and costly – ultimately reducing your organization's overall performance and productivity. Here's a list of questions to help you determine which Application Integration Vendor is best for your organization.
Gartner, Inc., the world's leading information technology research and advisory company, named Go2Group as one of its Cool Vendors in Application Development for 2016. According to Gartner's report, the Cool Vendors "offer a view into the next generation of application development technologies, showing how agile practices, RAD and state-of-the-art user experiences are high-profile challenges for today's application development leaders."
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Every organization operating in the ITSM industry is different. Whether it’s the product they develop or the processes they adopt, every organization wants to be customer-centric. In order to accomplish this, organizations require a special service desk solution.