Software-defined Integration

Have you ever heard about software-defined integration? Chances are you haven’t, and you are by far not in the minority. This term and the phenomenon that is described by the term are quite new. Even though you find some entries on the Internet, most of them use the term as a catchy phrase, but in reality talk about software-defined networking. …

Integration middleware as instrument for redesigning a unified telecommunications tool

When IT folks hear the term ‘integration middleware’, they usually think about a tool that works somewhere deep in the background, pushing data back and forth to support business processes. But what if an integration middleware is used as an instrument to build an entirely new product or increase added value of an existing one? Just last month we showcased this trend in our …

When IT transformation initiatives turn into a battle with the Board and CFOs

Yesterday I went to a very cool conference in Frankfurt called Crisp Perspective. IT experts from companies like CLAAS, Adidas, Flixbus, QSC presented their IT transformation projects, how they work on their respective companies’ digital innovations, how they use the cloud, and so on. Really, lots of input received, and I would love to follow up on that in more detail …

Communication Platform as a Service: Leveraging Its Integration Capabilities

Last Friday we ran our first webinar. Just to remind you, the topic of the webinar was how an Inc 500 company, and precisely Star2Star Communications, used iPaaS to accelerate time to market of their own cPaaS (Communication Platform as a Service) offering. To be entirely honest, although we all knew what Sergey Galchenko, the CTO of Star2Star would be talking …

Integration Middleware to Build New Products

In one of our last articles we already talked about the changing position of system integrators (SIs) in the software distribution/supply chain. Back then we mentioned Apora, a Netherlands-based system integrator, as a reference case. This week we would like to share with you the full story of Apora. From the interview below with Bharath Kumar, Cofounder and Director at Apora, you’ll learn: …

Message Exchange Patterns in Application Integration

When it comes to application integration, there are various ways to exchange data between them. One that stands out is using their APIs (as long as they are provided) to extract or receive information, either in real time or in batches. Depending on the business needs, different message exchange patterns are applied, and in this article, we would like to list the …

Improving your time to market with iPaaS

Digitization, popularity of agile and DevOps, wide adoption of cloud application and systems – all this led to both small and large businesses now facing highly competitive times. When developing their products and services, moving faster than their competitors and the market in itself is key to survival. Therefore, improving your time to market (TTM) is one of the major …

Self-Service Approach in Agile Software Development

About a month ago we started the Self-Service Approach topic with an article covering it from the perspective of application integration: What the latest self-service integration features for developers are, and what, in this light, companies should pay attention to when choosing an integration tool. This week I would like to revisit this topic, but as promised, from a different angle. …

feature-alert-august-2016

Despite August being one of the hottest summer months, we were busy building nice new features. Our goal was to give user a better visibility of the status of integration workflows, more transparency on containers and scheduling, and faster feedback to user actions. In other words, we wanted to deliver you a better user experience. And so here is the …

Rising popularity of self-service approach, first case data integration

Self-service approach is getting increasingly widely accepted in different IT areas. It is also quite a broad topic in itself, and we’ve already touched upon it in one of our recent articles on system integrators, namely The Impact of Digitization on Traditional System Integrators’ Business Model. In this blog post I would like to give it another perspective, namely from …