Learning a new language gives you access to a whole new world, lets you grow closer to people and cultures, and have experiences that you never had before. Without knowing the local language, you might be able to meet your essential needs in that culture, but you would be stuck when it comes to communicating at a higher level.
Integration is the Universal Language
Business systems are much the same. Because each business application has its own language and style of communicating, information becomes trapped in business and application silos. The information needed to have an end-to-end view of an enterprise is somewhere between difficult and impossible to find.
Integration of applications is like solving the problem of communicating across human cultures and generations. Applications need a common language to prevent chaos and lost opportunity. Fortunately, there’s a time-tested solution: SOA (Service Oriented Architecture) interfaces are the translators that make each application speak a common language so that messaging and other integration applications can bring together people with the information they need.
A New Urgency
Integration of your company’s systems and applications is absolutely necessary for a business’s success, and information needs to be available anywhere, anytime, and in real time. With the rise of Web and Cloud-based applications, social media, and mobile computing, this need is more urgent than ever. Having a simplified integration platform reduces the complexity and cost of trying to manage many different disconnected applications across all of your company’s business challenges.
Companies that aren’t embarking on integration efforts now are falling behind very quickly. It only gets harder the more applications and systems you develop. Are you future-proofed with a common language and way to bring together the right information at the right time for the right audience?