Today’s IT department has a more difficult job than ever in trying to support data flows and the integration strategies necessary to drive business while also adhering to strict compliance requirements. The expectation is that technology and its design, in the “Age of the Customer,” will facilitate 100% uptime for all current and future business uses while always being “up to code” with IT.
Forrester vice president and principal analyst Stefan Ried recently joined Cleo for a presentation talking about these very needs and on how modern enterprises must adapt to an ever-changing integration landscape.
Ried discusses several common scenarios today, and current integration requirements include facilitating:
- Cloud environments
- Big data
- Faster protocols
- Data rooms for collaboration
- More visualization and transparency
New technology, especially in the cloud, blurs the lines between traditional data integration and human interaction, and customized dynamic interaction between content and people must occur at most stages. But that also means each process must meet the appropriate industry and government mandates, which the integration of old (read: non-cloud strategy) struggles to maintain.
Sure, your organization’s infrastructure delivers on the basic features needed to function on a daily basis, but ask yourself some important questions:
- How much handholding does it require?
- Does the thought of an integration upgrade make you cringe?
- How much time and money gets spent for consultants to come in to implement upgrades and changes?
If your answers have you more worried than before, the state of your current integration infrastructure might be at some level of functional atrophy and could cost your business now and in the future.
But there are ways to future-proof your integration, starting today. Ried talks about companies that do a great job integrating the infrastructure, and he specifically names Cleo as a premier vendor for data integration.
For far less than the effort to upgrade your current software to its latest version, you can migrate to a Cleo solution that will:
- Meet your present business needs
- Be easier to operate and ease the burden on IT resources (human and system)
- Meet future integration needs (cloud, big data, faster speeds)
Visit Cleo today to find out more how to strengthen your data integration infrastructure now and for the future.