Did you know that 62% of companies are planning to increase cloud application usage in the next year and 52% of companies are still using spreadsheets to import and export their data between systems?
These and other interesting stats have just been made available via The State of Cloud Integration developed by Gatepoint Research. Gatepoint surveyed 100 executives from around the world in a wide variety of industries including manufacturing, high tech, finance, transportation, and healthcare to find out where they are in their cloud journey. 69% of those surveyed work in Fortune 1000 companies with revenues over $1.5 billion.
The survey demonstrated that cloud application usage is expected to rise in the next year, but many organizations are still dependent on the outdated, inefficient method of spreadsheets to move data between their systems:
Imagine all the time and effort being wasted by organizations using these antiquated methods, not to mention the human error that’s occurring from manually moving data between systems.
And, to top it off, very few companies (13%) admit to having all their systems well-integrated and claim to face no issues with integration:
Most integration issues are caused by lack of IT attention, security concerns, and varied approaches to integration.
To learn more, including what types of applications organizations are looking to connect and share data, who in companies make the decision about purchasing integration technology, and what functionality people are most looking for in an integration solution, you can get a complimentary copy of the full State of Cloud Integration by clicking the link above.
Solving for cloud integration challenges
To combat the core challenges in moving to the cloud and to get your company’s integration plan on the right track, consider adopting an Integration Platform as a Service (iPaaS) like TIBCO Cloud Integration. It’s a low-cost, easy to use solution that saves time, money, and prevents human errors. In fact, TIBCO Cloud Integration has been shown to boost productivity of staff by 35%. It also has been shown to reduce integration costs (for some, by nearly 40%) and accelerate projects to market.
With it’s drag-and-drop, intuitive design, TIBCO Cloud Integration gives non-technical people the power to integrate—no more waiting for IT to get your systems connected and talking to one another.
Security is also a top function of TIBCO Cloud Integration. The product relies on the security best practices of our infrastructure providers. All customer data is encrypted as is the separation between each customer to ensure all data is secure and only made available to the correct resources. You can read more about TIBCO Cloud Integration security by downloading our whitepaper: TIBCO® Cloud Integration Security Overview.
In using a shared platform, different team members are able to easily collaborate and stay aware of one another’s projects, combatting the concern that “different team members seem to take different approaches to integration.” Our platform acts as a SaaS application—each team member can easily sign on and start integrating.
And, TIBCO Cloud Integration can easily connect your on-premise systems to cloud apps or cloud apps to other cloud apps. With the use of APIs and a number of popular connectors, TIBCO Cloud Integration can literally connect any type of system with any type of user (no matter where they are located), bringing all of your systems together.
So, what’s stopping you from moving to the cloud?