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: …

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 …

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 …

Digital Transformation Means Putting People First, Part 2

Last week we published the first part of the article Digital Transformation Means Putting People First by Tallyfy. Tallyfy is a USA-based company that provides a powerful cloud app for tracking the status of repeatable processes with the help of checklists. Tallyfy is elastic.io’s customer and partner who uses  our integration technology to add the integration functionality to its product, …

Digitization of System Integrators

Traditionally, system integrators (SIs) had a very strong position in the software distribution/supply chain, with software vendors relying on them to sell their software products. SIs used to have a clear buyer persona (IT staff) and the technology they were very well familiar with. However, the massive wave of global digitization affected system integrators as well, posing some major challenges …

How to make APIs good for Integration

There is hardly an IT application nowadays that doesn’t provide an API, which specifies how this application should interact with the rest of IT ecosystem. So, it’s no wonder that IT staff even at large enterprises increasingly use APIs to integrate multiple systems with each other, usually new ones with the existing IT estate. At the same time, there are …

The Hard Truth About Bimodal IT

Bimodal IT, The Talk of The Town The notorious Bimodal IT heavily promoted by Gartner. It seems like the IT community has divided into two parts: those who haven’t made their mind yet about the bimodal IT concept, and those who ridicule it and “predict” its soon demise. The truth is, however, as always, in the middle. First, let us …