The new normal of data management

There are few parts of business that the Covid-19 pandemic hasn’t impacted, in some cases creating pervasive and long-lasting change. While no one knows exactly how our lives will emerge from this upheaval, for businesses it’s clear that long term survival depends on agility. Entire workforces have been mobilised in a matter of weeks. Employees – even the Luddites among …

elastic.io and mVISE at Vodafone TOBi Hackathon

It has been a week since several of our mVISE and elastic.io developers attended the Vodafone TOBi Hackathon at the Vodafone Sky Lounge in Düsseldorf. Some of them were in the 3rd place team and all contributed greatly to the future success of the TOBi Chatbot. Teams formed, ideas flowed, problems were overcome, and the air was filled with the …

open source integration

The Open Integration Hub (OIH), has reached a milestone this week as it concludes the two-year funding commitment from Germany’s Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy (BMWi). Just to remind you, OIH project was founded in 2017 to create a central open source integration platform offering a uniform and secure standard for automatic data synchronization across various applications. With …

basics of data integration

How many times have we wondered whether school lessons will ever be useful in the outside world? I never thought of the importance of trigonometry until I tried to fit a large sofa through a narrow doorway! In a similar way – unless your career path takes you in certain directions – many may question the value of grammar in …

banking fintech trends

By the September deadline, Europe’s banks and fintech companies should be compliant with the Second Payment Services Directive (PSD2).  Rather than focusing inwards on business operations, PSD2 is an outward-looking directive. It encourages open access and competition in the banking industry. Organisations across the breadth of the industry are required to open their payments infrastructures and customer data to third …

The link between integration, digital business strategy and new digital technologies

When we got the results of the trend study “Cloud Integration Excellence”, which was carried out in summer 2018 by the German IT research company Crisp Research on behalf of Deutsche Telekom, the Open Integration Hub project and us, elastic.io, it was, on the one hand, reassuring to see that the trends in SaaS application and data integration are going …

omnichannel strategy

Most of the times when you search for omnichannel best practices and how-to’s, you come across dozens and dozens of articles about omnichannel sales, omnichannel marketing, omnichannel experience… which are, no doubt, important topics. But I would argue that they are, metaphorically speaking, merely the end result and not the cause. In other words, it’s not where one should start …

Application Integration Trends 2017

Every time a new year is around (or has just started), the web fills with various predictions for the coming year. This time we decided to pick up on the trend and share with you our own selection of predictions for application integration, based on what we have observed working with various clients within the past 2016. Below you’ll find: …