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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

How to connect microservices in 15 minutes

We interviewed one of our platform users Dan Bruce, CTO and co-founder of mobile FinTech startup Albert about how they connected their microservices in 15 minutes. Albert helps freelancers create invoices as easily and as quickly as possible, all for free. “Invoicing is now as easy as email.” What problem did you have that you wanted to solve with elastic.io? …