Legacy system integration

While there are many challenges young companies might struggle with, they certainly escaped one that is a blessing and a curse at the same time – the legacy IT systems. Data is indeed one of the companies’ most valued assets, as knowledge (read, ‘data’) empowers better, more informed business decisions. Moreover, chances are your organization already has most of the knowledge …

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 …

COVID-19 is rewarding the frontrunners of digital transformation

With increasingly draconian measures worldwide aimed at keeping people at home to quell the spread of COVID-19, companies of all shapes and sizes and across the majority of industries are finding themselves in the same situation – how to equip and empower their workforce for mobile working. More than 5 million companies around the world will experience an impact at …

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 …

Software products vs. software ecosystems

Recently, I read an article called “For IoT, think about creating a minimum viable ecosystem” on Stacey on IoT blog, which got me thinking about what we ourselves have been observing in the SaaS sector. In particular, the article says: “With the internet of things, companies are no longer trying to create a product to offer value, but rather establish …

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 …

Data integration solutions and iPaaS

Last updated on Sept 19, 2019 Integration platform as a service – or iPaaS – might be a less familiar term than ETL to data analysts, integration architects and anyone else who needs to move and shape data from source systems to target systems. However, the purpose of this tool is the same of ETL’s – extract, transform and load …

Data integration and data analytics at the core

Last week we published the first part of our article on omnichannel, which came as a result out of an interview with Duncan Avis, Customer Enterprise Lead at Global KPMG Connected. We said that according to one of the latest KPMG studies, companies successful at omnichannel are also successful at eight core capabilities which imply connecting the front, middle and …

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: …