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 …

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 …