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Customer Experience and HIP. Serving the heart of Digital Business.

Just this past week, I heard an outside industry expert say, related to his interaction with clients, “Wherever and whenever you hear the word digital transformation jump into it with A HIP strategy… Inevitably they end up coming to the conclusion, they need a HIP.” Wow, there you go! HIP enables Experiences.

I have been unpacking the “why you need a HIP” first from the perspective of the business challenges leading one here, and this comment fits right in. My last blog post touched on the broad topic of “Digital Transformation.” We now go one level deeper on the business landscape driving a need for a Hybrid Integration Platform.

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5 benefits of iPaaS

A real challenge that businesses and IT teams across many organizations face today is establishing an integrated network that matches the flexibility of the on-prem and cloud applications. While you can have several highly functional cloud applications to cover finance, customers, logistics and e-commerce needs respectively, there is no guarantee that these applications will work together. If you can’t share information between these key business areas, what use are these software applications? So, what are the benefits of iPaaS?

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What is all the hype about HIP?

What is all the hype about HIP? Hybrid Integration Platform (HIP) is the next chapter in the integration journey that every company is on these days. It will not replace technologies and patterns that have gone before it like MFTB2B, ESBs, Content Collaboration or APIs. It includes these adding to the mix iPaaS and other platforms for IoT and mobile. Read all about why you need iPaaS here.

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Beware These Common BPM and Blockchain Fallacies

This post highlights three fallacies decision-makers should be aware of when assessing the impact blockchain technologies can have on their business processes. Being aware of these fallacies is crucial to avoid investing in blockchain-based solutions that do not deliver on their promises, but instead bloat your information system landscape, slow down your operations, and ultimately frustrate your customers and staff.

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Integration as a Service: Why do you need iPaaS?

To succeed in digital transformation goals, businesses need to integrate more systems, people and things than ever before. Businesses require more touch points and greater intelligence as they generate more integration requests because they use more applications (both in the cloud and on-premises) to interact with the outside world, connect more applications and data sources, and enable more people with information they need. So why do you need iPaaS and how does it fit into this equation?

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The Internet of Things (IoT) and integration: How they work together

The Internet of Things (IoT) can do many things. But you may find the need to ask the question, “How do IoT and integration work so well together?”

According to Wikipedia, the Internet of Things (IoT) is the “network of devices such as vehicles, and home appliances that contain electronics, software, actuators and connectivity which allows these things to connect, interact and exchange data.” With so many interesting capabilities, integration plays a key role in bringing this technology to the fold.

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Six Ways to Scale Enterprise-Level APIs and Microservices [INFOGRAPHIC]

Enterprise-level APIs and microservices are maturing – empowering innovation like never before and the creation of nimble apps that can rapidly respond to market changes. And with this growth comes the need to scale as APIs and microservices move from what was once a technology for bleeding edge innovators to the foundation for widespread digital transformation.

Read this instructional infographic to learn about six ways to scale enterprise-level APIs and microservices.

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Beyond ‘Business as Usual’: 4 Challenges to IT Convergence in 2019

Digitalization. Agility. Tech-driven. Just three strategy buzzwords that promise IT transformation but often fade out into superficial change. In fact, aligning business and IT still vexes many organizations, so it’s no surprise that our 2018 post on this hot topic was #1 with readers. But let’s supercharge operational excellence (OPEX) in 2019 and look beyond alignment towards convergence. After all, alignment assumes that business and technology are separate entities, when in fact they are inextricably linked! Discover the 4 challenges to IT convergence in 2019...

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HR for Robots: Building an RPA Workforce with Signavio

Every business is on the lookout for the technologies and tactics that will give them an advantage over the competition, and in 2019, we will see more and more companies turning to robotic process automation to get this vital edge. But if your organization hasn’t laid the right foundations, RPA can lead to unexpected difficulties. Read on to find out what you can do to prepare!

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How to Implement DevSecOps with Your Team

DevOps has been a revolution in software development. It brings together software creation, deployment, and management into a single process. Development and operations may become a single team; if not, the teams work very closely together. The benefit is better control over the software release cycle and faster updates.

At the same time, there has been a growing recognition that security needs to be an integral part of the development process. Writing code and then figuring out how to make it secure doesn’t accomplish its goal as well, and it takes longer. The combination of these trends has spawned a new term, DevSecOps.

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How Much Does a Data Breach Cost?

Cybersecurity often seems like an expensive proposition to many companies. There are annual evaluations to make sure you’re maintaining compliance, expensive programs to put in place, and extensive measures that have to be taken in order to provide true protection to your business. What you should be asking yourself, however, is not what the cost of your protections will be, but rather what a data breach has the potential to cost your business. How much does a data breach really cost?

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Hybrid Integration and API Management: Two peas in a pod

Hybrid Integration is taking off these days. Companies are adapting to the ways of Hybrid Integration Platforms, and API Management is the real deal towards better Hybrid Integration. Therefore, API Management capabilities help to enable Hybrid Integration because they work in tandem with each other. You simply can’t have one without the other. As a necessary component, API Management is the fuse that keeps Hybrid Integration moving at an agile pace. This allows you to innovate to the next level for better digital transformation.

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Understanding Open Source Licensing

Open source licensing isn’t very complicated as license agreements go. Even so, some people find it confusing, and businesses need to pay close attention to how the licenses work. Making a mistake in one direction can result in legal action. Erring in the other direction can keep a business from doing useful things which are entirely legal.

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How to Succeed as an Open Source Developer: From Education to Contributor

Working in the open source industry is a very rewarding career move, especially since the future of it looks bright. With statistics showing more companies are going to rely on open source applications in the future to save money buying commercial products, job openings will become tremendous.

What’s important is to find a strategy to get yourself involved in this rewarding career and community. It’s really more the latter since you’ll be working with fellow developers to create top-notch software. At the same time, you’ll be working together to improve your software and other applications through open-source forums.

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