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 …

Moving from no-cloud to a cloud-born company3

Last week we talked about expectations that companies usually have about moving to the cloud and whether these expectations are eventually met afterwards. This week, as promised, we’re publishing an interview with a person who comes from a completely non-cloud area and is running now a 100% cloud-based company. He’s going to share his thoughts on the security issues, advantages …

Cloud Adoption_Reality check

Over the past several years, moving to the cloud became tantamount to positioning one’s business as an innovative one, saving considerable costs, improving overall business performance, and so much more. Most businesses eagerly embraced the cloud, due to a larger extent, to these core benefits: Scalability Cost savings Flexibility Competitive advantage Automatic software updates Indeed, according to the Cloud Industry …

Postmodern ERP strategy

Just yesterday we were talking about ERP systems and a colleague of mine told a story about introduction of an ERP suite at one of the companies she used to work with. Without boring you with details, long story short — the company almost went bankrupt, because they invested a huuuge amount of money into the ERP implementation and they failed. Failed …

Platforms as Business Models

Platforms are changing the world It doesn’t matter if it involves the exchange of physical goods (e.g. eBay and Etsy), virtual goods (e.g. Youtube and Facebook) or standardized services (e.g. Uber and Airbnb). Never in the history has there been such a rapid growth of companies which core is a platform model. In his fantastic book Platform Scale, Sangeet Paul …

ESB vs. iPaaS

Recently, I came across a statement that ESB, as opposed to iPaaS, was developed for access administration to obsolete, legacy systems (by definition on-premise ones). Indeed, the term ‘enterprise service bus’ allegedly made its appearance in 2002, while cloud computing basically arrived together with Salesforce in 1999, or so they say. So, it might seem as if ESB was indeed …