Survival in this world of digital disruption requires a new look at hybrid integration.
In our white paper, Hybrid Integration in the Era of Digital Disruption, we explain how major market trends are affecting purchasers of integration technology, and how these trends can transform into opportunities and differentiators for companies.
To start, we have identified three critical actions that traditional companies need to take to position themselves to succeed against digital disruptors:
- Rethink integration technology: Change how you think about integration.
For example, don’t think in terms of silos of on-premises and cloud data sources. Integration is no longer a matter of simply connecting applications and databases. You need your integration technology to encompass traditional integration requirements as well as a wide range of APIs and endpoints, new development lifecycles and sophisticated deployment options such as microservices architectures. Niche solutions for cloud integration, API management, and even the major cloud platforms, are insufficient to address these challenges.
- Empower integration developers: Along with technology changes, we are also seeing changes in the way integration projects are staffed.
Having a centralized team that controls all aspects of a company’s integration strategy is becoming increasingly difficult to maintain. Therefore, companies need to empower a broader set of integration developers.
- Scale and adapt fast: You will need the agility to change and scale quickly.
This requires everything from cloud integration, multi-cloud flexibility, microservices, containers and container orchestration, as well as automated deployment for continuous delivery. You’ll also need to prepare for major technology waves, such as the Internet of Things (IoT) with its added requirements of connecting and integrating devices on a huge scale. Each new wave of technological advances brings with it requirements to incorporate changes quickly. Therefore, a company’s integration platform must support the broadest capabilities for connectivity.
Whether you are defining a corporate digital strategy, deploying new cloud apps in a hybrid IT environment, or creating a hybrid integration program – you can benefit from our wide experience in integration. In our next post I will discuss the best solutions for your digital integration journey.
Meanwhile, read the white paper by clicking below.