Application programming interfaces, or APIs, are the way software talks to other software—so
by definition, they’re a technology that connects systems. Many enterprise leaders think of them
primarily in these terms. For example, 57 percent of respondents to Google’s enterprise digital
maturity assessment tool, Apigee Compass, characterize APIs as systems integration technology.
Published By: Red Hat
Published Date: Sep 09, 2018
As applications and services become more central to business strategy, and as distributed methodologies like agile and DevOps change the way teams operate, it is critical for IT leaders to find a way to integrate their backend systems, legacy systems, and teams in an agile, adaptable way. This e-book details an architecture called agile integration, consisting of three technology pillars—distributed integration, containers, and APIs—to deliver flexibility, scalability, and reusability.
Knowledge workers today have a rich portfolio of team collaboration tools to help them get their jobs done, starting with email and encompassing texting, file sharing, online chat and message boards, social media and video conferencing. Yet collaboration across these tools can be a frustrating experience, due to the complexity of the technology and lack of integration. The good news: the application of emerging technologies and artificial intelligence (AI) enables more people to connect when and how they need to. And that makes for more productive teams.
Published By: DocuSign
Published Date: Mar 23, 2016
Customer Relationship Management (CRM) platforms have been around for more than a decade, but they are no longer just for big enterprises selling expensive technology. Now companies of all sizes and industries are enjoying the power of CRM systems to improve sales effectiveness and customer loyalty. The key to this new wave of adoption are the many valuable add-ons and integrations, like DocuSign, that can greatly augment the user experience.
This ebook explores ways to improve your CRM productivity and usability.
Employees are increasingly using bring-your-own devices (BYOD) to work and accessing corporate IT resources from home. Until now, management of BYOD within IT was piecemeal, with most organizations cob¬bling together solutions that included mobile device management software, unified access suites, security, and hardware. Read this technology brief to learn how Windows Server 2012 R2 takes the guesswork and integration out of BYOD security and administration, providing one point of control and management for IT organizations.
In this case study, a company needed to find a way to update and improve a legacy trade portal application. With the help of Collaborative, using domestic resources, the company completely replaced several legacy trade portal applications, allowing for the retirement of several application platforms and legacy databases.
Read this white paper and learn how:
• Cloud technology bridges the gap between IT and the business, but on-premises cloud deployments often offer a lower TCO than the public cloud.
• Dell enables organizations to create and manage cloud solutions customized to unique needs.
• Organizations have several options for building a cloud infrastructure based on Dell solutions.
• In the realm of cloud computing, Dell differentiates itself through servers, storage, networking, and integration with infrastructure and management tools.
• Implementing a cloud environment requires stakeholder identification, as well as resources and capabilities.
Published By: ServiceNow
Published Date: Oct 02, 2015
Technology has become the heart and soul of every business. The hardware boundaries of IT have exploded beyond data centers, with mobile devices in the hands of both employees and customers alike. Application options have blossomed, from traditional to open source to software-as-a-service. Business has
become global, bringing with it a demand for round-the-clock agility. Employees expect that the applications they use at work should be as easy to use as the Web apps they use at home. Integration remains difficult, because it’s sometimes impossible to know what will happen when someone tries to pluck one strand out of the pile. IT workload and system complexity will only get more challenging, bringing the need for disintermediation
through service automation.
Published By: IBM APAC
Published Date: May 18, 2017
Welcome to IT as a Service For Dummies, IBM Limited Edition. IT as a Service is the emerging technique that gives technology leaders the flexibility of providing the right set of services to the business. The world of IT is changing dramatically. Businesses are increasingly discovering that IT services are becoming the foundation for the customer experience. IT as a Service isn’t simply a new delivery model for applications. Instead, IT as a Service is a new approach to providing an array of modular services that are targeted to solve changing business problems. While services can be as straightforward as compute or storage in the cloud, they can also be used to complex solutions. Other services may include microservices or integration services that enable a business to quickly create new solutions to help service customers in a more creative and efficient manner.
Published By: MarkLogic
Published Date: Jun 09, 2017
Your high-stakes data projects don’t have to end – as analysts predict – in failure. Don’t just rely on legacy technology and outdated thinking - the key is to start your next data project armed with the right technology and mindset to succeed.
This paper will give you insights and guidelines to help you learn how to leverage all of your data to reach your data integration objectives with less time and expense than you might imagine. Change is good, and in this paper we’ll give you real-world examples of organizations that embraced change and found success.
Today’s markets move with incredible speed. You’re bombarded with new competitive threats every day— new companies, new products, and new technologies. At the same time, opportunities are opening up like never before, all demanding sophisticated evaluations and quick decisions.
To varying degrees, your competitors may already be adopting agile, and their resulting ability to sense, create and adapt to change may soon leave you at a competitive disadvantage. Your organization can’t afford to be in reactionary mode any longer. You need the ability to anticipate change—and to embrace and capitalize on it quickly and with confidence.
We implemented CA PPM + CA Agile Central within our own organization, to prove out its efficacy as a combined solution, and the results exceeded even our expectations.
CA PPM was used extensively in our Global Information Systems (GIS) division, which supports our 12,000 employees across the globe. In order to improve its competitiveness in today’s digital marketplace, GIS wanted to standardize its delivery approach, so they implemented CA Agile Central as well.
The ability to integrate systems and share data across the enterprise is a common datacenter need. The needs of an integration bus, the technology used for middleware-based integration, can varyin complexity, data volume, and required performance. Both Red Hat and MuleSoft offer multiple products that can help customers develop and deploy middleware integration solutions. This competitive overview compares Red Hat® JBoss® Fuse to Mule ESB Enterprise.
Published By: Microsoft
Published Date: Jul 07, 2016
Before you transform your business with mobility services, you need to consider both the management and security challenges you’ll face from the combination of mobile devices and cloud-based apps.
In this IDC report, you’ll examine enterprise mobility management technology—offered through solutions such as the Microsoft Enterprise Mobility Suite—and how it helps manage the security risks of your mobility strategy.
Learn about these critical benefits:
• Provisioning and configuration devices and users—across platforms
• Ensuring only authorized users access data with identity system integration
• Ensuring only compliant devices access the corporate network through conditional access policies
• Allowing mobile applications to deploy in a more secure, streamline manner with enterprise app stores
• Providing security for data at rest, within workflows or over wireless networks, using granular policies around applications
APIs are an emerging technology for integrating applications using web technology. This approach is exploding in popularity because it builds on well-understood techniques and leverages some existing infrastructure.
But it is a mistake to think we can secure APIs using the same methods and technology that we used to secure the conventional, browser-centric web. While it is true that APIs share many of the same threats that plague the web, they are fundamentally differently and have an entirely unique risk profile that you need to manage.
This eBooklet provides an overview of these new risks, and offers five simple solutions to counter the common threats. By adopting a secure API architecture from the beginning, organizations can pursue an API strategy more safely and securely — and reap the benefits of agile integration promised by this exciting new technology.
OpenLab provides an environment and set of resources where customers representing telecommunications, education, government, financial services, and virtually every other vertical market can explore new technologies, all in the spirit of network transformation. By examining SDN/network automation solutions such Network Functions Virtualization (NFV), software-defined WAN (SD-WAN), and others, OpenLab offers a platform for developing and delivering new network-integrated functionality that serves the greater need.
Based on in-depth research and customer interviews, the annual Nucleus Research Value Matrix map out the corporate performance management (CPM) market landscape, evaluating vendors on a matrix contrasting usability and ease-of-use versus features and depth of functionality.
Read or download the 2018 edition to uncover the most up-to-date CPM landscape, to find the best finance software solution for your needs, and to see why Vena led the pack in usability to land in the Leader quadrant for the third straight year.
Published By: Workday UK
Published Date: Feb 14, 2019
When CIOs and IT leaders have to constantly work to keep disparate systems in line and stitch together data, their ability to support business value is limited. Workday solves that problem.
Watch this video to hear how Workday technology improves the daily life of CIOs and their teams. Your IT peers share:
What a day in the life looks like for CIOs
What new feature adoptions look like on Workday
How integrations differ between Workday and competitor platforms
Microservices architecture is a new architectural style for creating loosely coupled but autonomous services. Emerging trends in technology—such as DevOps, Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS), containers, and continuous integration and delivery (CI/CD) methods—let organizations create and manage these modular systems on an unprecedented scale that exceeds earlier approaches like service-oriented architecture (SOA). But organizations that refactor monolithic applications into microservices experience widely varying degrees of success. The key to using microservices effectively is a solid understanding of how and why organizations should use microservices to build applications
In this whitepaper, we describe how executive and IT management can get and maintain control of their company's data architecture to help meet business objectives. We describe the relationship between data integration projects and data architecture concepts and practices. We describe how the business planning and IT development processes that direct and leverage data integration projects depend on tooling. We describe breakthrough ways in which data architects, business analysts, programmers, and business users can collaborate to address their organization's pressing business challenges.
HR leaders hear lots of talk about "getting a seat at the table" among the leadership functions of an organization. But what does "getting a seat" really mean? Simply put, CEOs are demanding a more strategic approach in managing today's workforce needs, as well as in planning for future needs. As an HR leader, how can you take ownership of the talent strategy in your organization? It's time for you to find out.
Talent can move the needle in your organization. By exploring six best practices that all HR leaders should follow, this complimentary guide shows you how to earn the respect of fellow business leaders. Download it today.
Published By: Genesys
Published Date: Dec 11, 2013
Read Now: The Automatic Call Distributor (ACD) is no longer a core component in the contact center and has become a costly technology that is difficult to manage in a distributed enterprise environment. If you are looking to move away from your legacy call center infrastructure — to a modern, multi-channel Contact Center this white paper gives you a blueprint to modernization and replacing your ACD.
Read this insightful resource to learn how building a multi-channel contact center based on IP/SIP technology can enable you to:
• Enhance Customer Experience
• Virtualize your customer service environment
• Reduce Total Cost of Ownership (TCO)
Get this whitepaper for best practices, and integration guidelines to help you transition to a modern, SIP/IP-based contact center environment. Read Now.