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 …

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 …

What implementation partners can learn from Slack

Summary 2015/2016 is seeing a shift in the business model of SaaS implementation partners. Some of them are moving from offering purely individual implementation and integration projects to adding integration as a service in form of integration marketplaces to their portfolios. As it is with any other recent trends and shifts in SaaS industry, it is essential for SaaS implementation …

Practical application of eventual consistency for integration processes

elastic.io platform connects and keeps different systems in synch using their APIs. All this is done despite their different hierarchical structures with inter-object dependencies, different data types and different locations. It would seem to be an impossible task to achieve, especially in the current distributed computer systems where the problem of common state or consistency can really hamper the success …

Manage multiple applications

Ok, you probably did hear about these ways. However, you might be not quite aware of their most obvious advantages and drawbacks. Whether you are a non-developer seeking ways to connect two disparate SaaS “programs” or a product manager looking for an integration solution that would fit your company’s needs, I hope that you can use the points below as …

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In dem letzten Blogartikel verwies ich auf ein Interview mit Christoph Batik aus Keynet, unserem Partner und einer E-Commerce-Agentur, die eine Komplettlösung für Online-Shops auf der Basis von Shopware und Sphere.io anbietet. Ich wollte herausfinden, was macht der Einsatz einer iPaaS für den Integrationsbedarf einer E-Commerce-Agentur wirklich aus. Keynet plant, entwickelt und optimiert unterschiedlichste Web-Projekte für den E-Commerce. Keynet ist …

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In the last blog post, I promised an interview with Christoph Batik from Keynet, our partner and an eCommerce agency offering all-round services for online shops on the basis of Shopware and Commercetools. I wanted to find out how much difference it really makes – using an iPaaS for an eCommerce agency’s integration issues. Keynet plans, designs and builds various …

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Integrationsplattform-as-a-Service, oder iPaaS, ist mittlerweile zu einem der Trendbegriffe in der IT-Branche geworden. Heutzutage gibt es auf dem IT-Markt Dutzende, wenn nicht Hunderte Cloud-basierte Softwarelösungen. Viele Unternehmen haben sich dieses breiten Angebots gerne bedient, mit dem Ziel, Geschäftsprozesse zu optimieren und das Unternehmen voranzubringen. Doch sie mussten ziemlich bald feststellen, dass die Nutzung der Cloud-Dienste an sich keine spürbaren Optimierungen …

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Integration Platform as-a-Service, or iPaaS, has undoubtedly become one of the big buzzwords within the today’s IT industry. The current IT market is exploding with dozens if not hundreds cloud-based software solutions. And while many companies readily jumped on this cloud train believing that using cloud application would streamline many business processes and, therefore, optimize their business, they had to …