integration

Digital operations: Beyond RPA

Robotic process automation (RPA) is a hot topic, particularly how it can help organizations automate repetitive work by creating a “digital workforce” and enable them to digitize business operations. Is RPA taking over? If not, what’s does the bigger picture look like? A brief introduction to RPA First, let’s take a look at what RPA […]

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4 things to look for in a private cloud solution

If your team doesn’t know what to look for in a private cloud solution, you might end up picking a terrible choice for your organization. That one bad decision could put your business at a huge disadvantage for key IT activities such as developing applications, protecting data and building great customer experiences. Private cloud offers […]

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A thoughtful integration strategy to soothe cloud growing pains

If you’re in the business of technology or in the technology of business, words such as “cloud” and “big data” can feel like this century’s biggest industry buzz terms thanks to the cost saving and tech-intensive advantages they provide. While cloud applications promise flexibility and lower cost, data integration is a common hurdle. To describe […]

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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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