Digitization of System Integrators

Traditionally, system integrators (SIs) had a very strong position in the software distribution/supply chain, with software vendors relying on them to sell their software products. SIs used to have a clear buyer persona (IT staff) and the technology they were very well familiar with. However, the massive wave of global digitization affected system integrators as well, posing some major challenges …

Feature alert May-June 2016

We’ve kinda got carried away by our latest cool feature Organizations, so we skipped the May Feature Alert in June. Consider this one a combination of May and June feature alerts;-) Soooo, we indicated last time that we are going to release a Grand Feature that would include common billing, tasks sharing, components sharing, credentials sharing and role-based access control …

How to make APIs good for Integration

There is hardly an IT application nowadays that doesn’t provide an API that would specify how this application should interact with the rest of IT ecosystem. So, it’s no wonder that IT staff even at large enterprises increasingly use APIs to integrate multiple systems with each other, usually new ones with the existing IT estate. At the same time, there …

Breaking down a monolith

Today’s IT publications and discussions are full of such words as digital transformation, bimodal IT, continuous development and agility. It is hardly debatable that in this light, monolithic architectures and monolithic applications should become a thing of the past sooner or later –preferably, sooner, of course. And indeed, IT departments are encouraged to move away from their monoliths for a …

Last month we published an article in which we presented the results of several recent surveys on the expected benefits and real outcomes of cloud adoption in companies. As you might remember, we even ran our own modest survey, having asked our clients and webpage visitors to share their experience with us. Now, finally, we also have a very beautiful infographic …

Feature alert April 2016

It’s mid-May and therefore, it’s high time for our April Feature Alert. As hinted last time, we have a new awesome feature to introduce. Please meet: Realtime Flows As you probably know, our platform is microservices-based, which means that each integration component is placed inside its very own Docker container. Previously, when you wanted to execute a task consisting of, …

Chatbots in Enterprise Context_Part2

Continuing the topic started last week, this week I would like to show you how these little lightweight programs called chatbots are taking their own place within organizations, doing no less than increasing employees productivity and streamlining business processes. From the “simple” consumer space to the enterprise Currently, chatbots are very popular in the consumer space. From the business perspective, …

Chatbots in the enterprise space Part 1

Chatbots in itself are by far not a new phenomenon. The generally recognized first chatbot appeared as early as in 1966. It had a name ELIZA and responded largely by rephrasing questions posed to it. 60s-80s saw a few more bots, but the actual popularity came to bots from mid 90s onwards. They appeared mostly in chats like ICQ, Yahoo, …

Feature alert March 2016

March is over and we are excited to introduce you to our awesome new feature as well as to some improvements of an already existing one. Step-by-step execution Previously, when you set up your integration flow, you could check whether everything’s working only after you started the whole thing. You would naturally get very detailed logs to troubleshoot, but there is still a much …