The number of applications and versions a company supports increases along with its size. Consolidating several programs that offer the same functionality and gaining comprehensive visibility into all the applications used throughout the organization becomes an endeavor. Given the prevalent hybrid workforce in today’s environment, an integration framework is essential to managing this expanding IT infrastructure. Applications and SaaS solutions are being purchased in large quantities by businesses pursuing digital transformation, ranging from hundreds to thousands of apps. This article at InformationWeek by Nathan Eddy speaks about the importance of investing in integration frameworks.
Integration frameworks allow applications to interact, collaborate, and share data. Besides, incorporating a flexible integration framework into an enterprise’s IT infrastructure offers several key benefits. For instance, faster time-to-value, reduced technology debt, and improved customer and user experience.
Andrew Sweeney, co-CEO and co-founder of ReadyWorks, opines that a unified view of the entire enterprise and the ability to automate complex, multi-system activities would substantially reduce risk, project time, and resource requirements.
Michael Nixon, vice president of SnapLogic, echoes Sweeney’s views on the integration framework for any company seeking to transition to digitization. Additionally, he claims system collaboration can provide actionable insights, lead to better client experiences, and generate a healthy bottom line.
Automation Is the Key to Integration Frameworks
Automating routine corporate operations can speed up the completion of tasks, produce error-free results, and increase productivity.
Otavio Rodolfo Piske, a senior software engineer at Red Hat and a member of the Apache Camel Project Management Committee (PMC), expresses his view on integration frameworks. He explains that these frameworks offer features and patterns applicable across industries. These patterns serve as a strong foundation for organizations to concentrate on the particulars of their business.
The author elaborates on Apache Camel’s integration framework use case.
Piske states, “The scope for security requirements in modern applications is broader.” He adds, “Legal requirements for privacy, data retention, and financial compliance — sometimes in more than one jurisdiction — may affect how the systems are designed, developed, and integrated.”
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