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Top 10 Supply Chain and Manufacturing Predictions for 2015

Top 10 Supply Chain and Manufacturing Predictions for 2015

0 by / on January 26, 2015, 2:39 pm / in Uncategorized

Next year innovative manufacturers will leap ahead by deploying more and better sensors, add more comprehensive automation and increasingly choose local fabrication. In 2015, we will see manufacturers and their partners accelerate the implementation of initiatives that will deliver on the promise of the Internet of Things. For some companies, this will be a challenge, but for many others it […]

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ERP’s Data Quality Myth

ERP’s Data Quality Myth

0 by / on February 26, 2015, 12:00 am / in Integration Insights, Process Power, Uncategorized

Back in the 1960s, 70s and 80s, the mainframe was king. For those users not lucky enough to have a console enabling data entry directly to analog/magnetic tape, good integration meant keeping your box of punch cards in exactly the right processing sequence in order to avoid a print-out ending with the word ABORTED.   The big Metrics were CPU utilization […]

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What to Look for From the Retail Industry in 2015

What to Look for From the Retail Industry in 2015

0 by / on January 28, 2015, 2:18 pm / in Uncategorized

Retail is an evolving, exciting industry right now, and that’s unlikely to change in 2015. Disruptive forces will continue to play their part — whether technology based, competitively based or a combination — creating challenges for retailers, but also fantastic opportunities. Here are some things to watch for in 2015: Market Share Challenge The market share of established players will […]

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What are Your Hybrid Integration Plans for 2015?

What are Your Hybrid Integration Plans for 2015?

0 by / on January 9, 2015, 11:42 am / in Integration Insights, Megatrends: What's Hot and What's Not

We are more than a week into 2015 and most of us are kicking off our new initiatives for the year. Are you making plans for your hybrid integration platform yet? As more and more cloud applications make their way into your business, and as you develop more and more mobile applications requiring access to internal data and services, hybrid […]

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Digital Transformation, Application Transformation, and APIs

Digital Transformation, Application Transformation, and APIs

0 by / on January 2, 2015, 12:37 pm / in Integration Insights, SOA What?, Uncategorized

The age of Digital Transformation is upon us. Businesses, in order to stay competitive if not merely in business, must transform. Karl-Heinz Streibich, in his book entitled “The Digital Enterprise”, states that “every business must become a digital business, regardless which industry it operates in.” So what is a digital business? It’s about combining the digital and the physical world. […]

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The New Integration Workers – Citizen Integrators

The New Integration Workers – Citizen Integrators

1 by / on December 24, 2014, 8:18 am / in Integration Insights, SOA What?

I had the opportunity to attend the Gartner Application Architecture, Development & Integration (AADI) Summit in Las Vegas two weeks ago, and one of the messages I heard loud and clear was that there’s a new force in integration: the Citizen Integrator. For those of you who follow this blog, that term probably isn’t new to you. But this is the […]

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Top 10 Blogs Posts of 2014

Top 10 Blogs Posts of 2014

0 by / on December 23, 2014, 2:24 pm / in Uncategorized

As 2014 draws to a close we’d like to take a moment to highlight the top 10 blog posts on Reality Check that our readers enjoyed reading. Let the walk down memory lane begin: #10: Get Inside Your KPIs with Process Performance Management #9: What’s New in webMethods 9.7? #8: Key Takeaways from the Gartner MQ on On-Premises Application Integration Suites […]

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Microservices, why we’re a fan, how we help you adopt them

Microservices, why we’re a fan, how we help you adopt them

0 by / on December 22, 2014, 1:58 pm / in Integration Insights, Megatrends: What's Hot and What's Not, SOA What?

Microservices has lately become a hot topic: on blogs, slideshare, etc. Microservices is hot – Active bloggers like Martin Fowler and Active speakers like Adrian Cockcroft have blogged, spoken, and posted on slideshare on this topic. Even Gartner’s Gary Oliffe has even recently conducted a webinar called “Time to Get Off the Enterprise Service Bus?”  (I’ve also posted some links at […]

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