Here’s the Opportunity

In the beginning there were enterprise applications. And, they needed to connect to each other. Integration companies were created, and things were good.

The Integration OpportunityOver the last 20 years, integration grew to encompass more than just pure inter-connectivity. It grew to include: data, events, and processes. Integration vendors called the integration piece a “bus” and loaded the bus with MDM (Master Data Management), CEP (Complex Event Processing), and BPM (Business Process Management).

In the past 10 years technology evolved to make integration easier. On top of ease-of-integration, huge culture changes have influenced how we interact with technology. The first digital generation is hitting the workplace. Mobile and always-on behaviors are driven by consumers not workers. And, the implosion in the job market has caused a lot of deep changes in what people consider working.

These last 10 years have culminated in 3 or 4 major trends

  • Internet API’s make integration look easy
  • Everyone thinks they can learn to code and write a cool app
  • Social connectivity has redefined how we communicate
  • Cloud computing has put a lot of enterprise applications “in the cloud”

Here’s the opportunity.

Imagine that each of these SaaS/Cloud applications were those original enterprise applications. Only now, instead of connected across a corporate network, they’re connected across the Internet.

Now, picture the opportunity to rebuild the bus, data, events, & process integration stack internet-wide (with all the requisite changes that such an architecture demands).

Can I get a hallelujah?

About David Bressler

David Bressler has written 15 posts in this blog.

David is 'Director, Solutions' focused on the Financial Services Industry spe­cial­iz­ing in SOA, mobile, & cloud inte­gra­tion archi­tec­ture. He is an expe­ri­enced tech­nol­o­gist who leads peo­ple and orga­ni­za­tions to the tech­nol­ogy their busi­ness demands, with­out the frus­tra­tion they expect. David has par­tic­i­pated in more than 10 tech­nol­ogy IPOs, merg­ers, acqui­si­tions, and spin-outs. He has worked in over 25 coun­tries help­ing gov­ern­ments and com­pa­nies imple­ment tech­nol­ogy that increases their capa­bil­i­ties and results. David is an accom­plished pub­lic speaker and facil­i­ta­tor with a knack for cre­atively explain­ing com­plex ideas in a way that is meaningful to his audience. David has an MBA in inter­na­tional busi­ness from NYU Stern School of Busi­ness where he grad­u­ated with dis­tinc­tion. David is also an accom­plished ath­lete and coach; he is an expe­di­tion cave and ship­wreck diver, holds black belts in 3 mar­tial arts, and as a mem­ber of the US Karate Team, a two-time medal­ist in the 1989 World Mac­cabiah Games in Israel.

3 Comments

  • I could not agree more. ERP systems will be the center of a corporations data universe, but there will be many other applications inside the enterprise, associated with the enterprise or discrete from the enterprise who will need to access and update data if large firms are to become more effective and efficient. Integrating, securing and monitoring that universe is a huge opportunity.

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