integration

Stay tuned to Thoughts on Cloud for cloud integration stories

Hello to regular readers of Thoughts on Cloud, home for news and expert analysis from the world of cloud computing. I am thrilled to announce that, beginning today, the cloud content previously published at the IBM site In the Making will now run here. We’ve moved to make it easier than ever for cloud professionals […]

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Integration is at the core of effective hybrid deployment

No sizable enterprise instantaneously moves to cloud in one swoop. It is a gradual process of carefully selecting applications that will benefit most from the move. Each application will have its own challenges, such as sensitivity to the location of data, latency of connections with other applications and suitability for target cloud platforms, along with […]

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Leverage APIs to let others do your marketing

Think of a situation where you were about to make a major purchase, like an expensive car or an apartment. Somewhere during that buying process, you most likely consulted someone to inform your decision—a friend, a relative or even a stranger through an online review. Their feedback either reinforces your decision to buy or hold […]

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Introducing the IBM App Connect webcast series

Last spring, we introduced IBM App Connect, a new cloud-based tool that enables business users to quickly connect apps to automate tasks and boost productivity. Using App Connect, you can reclaim time from manual tasks and focus on work that matters most to you. Further extending the product family earlier this month, we announced IBM […]

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Why IBM API Gateway is the best choice for digital transformation

In the digital economy, APIs have become the key enabler of digital transformation. More and more businesses are adopting API management as an integral component of their integration strategy. According to analyst firm IDC, “API management was the fastest-growing market across integration and orchestration middleware in 2015” worldwide at $331 million. Analysts at Forrester predict […]

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Small data, big impact: How integration can empower your business

Whom do you trust most to make that “wow” difference to your clients? Is it your senior leadership team, your IT department or your front-line business team? It is the marketing, sales or customer service team who interact with your current or future clients on a daily basis. They deliver your brand message and manage […]

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Integration to empower your business

We all want to improve the way our business teams work. Organizations strive to streamline and improve their business effectiveness. Customer information, of the type you find in Salesforce is some of the most pervasively shared information across a business. As such, organizations often find that they have to connect Salesforce to many applications across […]

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Hybrid cloud integration for the cognitive business

As nearly 150,000 people prepare to descend on the Bay Area for Dreamforce 2016, I’ve been thinking about why people choose applications such as Salesforce to streamline and improve their business effectiveness. The answer is pretty simple: they want to improve the way they connect to their customers and gain competitive advantage for their businesses. […]

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Winning with PSD2 compliance

Football season has arrived in the U.S. But it’s still “football season” across Europe, where soccer fans will spend the fall rallying around the teams of many talented athletes and their journeys to success. Soccer match action reminds me of the digital transformation journey underway in the banking industry. There are challenges along the way […]

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New data center brings security, integration and choice to Nordic region

Demand for turnkey cloud solutions is on the rise in the Nordic countries. By 2019, the cloud market is expected to reach a whopping $18 billion. Enterprises in Norway, Sweden, Denmark, Finland and Iceland aren’t just looking for cloud capabilities, though. They’re also looking for ways to ensure security, perform hybrid integration and choose the […]

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4 cloud adoption challenges for the Asia-Pacific region

Business leaders must weigh a number of options in the process of choosing a cloud computing platform or service. Not only do they have to pick the service that will best fit their business needs, but they also have to find just the right mix of options to ensure security, accessibility, meet regulatory requirements, and […]

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Hybrid cloud integration in 7 easy steps

Hybrid cloud is attractive because it enables customers to draw on the wide-ranging capabilities of public cloud service providers while using private cloud deployment for sensitive applications and data. Interlinking cloud-deployed applications and data with traditional, non-cloud enterprise applications and data is also an important part of hybrid cloud deployments. The benefits of hybrid cloud […]

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