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5 Tips for Managing System Integration Over Time

5 Tips for Managing System Integration Over Time

Once systems are connected, the data flows back and forth, continuously revealing new patterns and opportunities. Although we’d like to “set it and forget it”, the fluidity of integration is ever changing. It cannot fulfill its greatest potential without some thoughtful follow through. To... Continue Reading

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5 Tips for Integration Success, and 3 Mistakes You Should Avoid

5 Tips for Integration Success, and 3 Mistakes You Should Avoid

New decade, new data strategies. With 2020 upon us, it’s time to think to the future – how will business evolve in the next 10 years? Are you prepared for those changes?

More and more businesses use large data sets to analyze trends and predict future events, so every company should be... Continue Reading

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Python & ETL: A Great Match

Python & ETL: A Great Match

According to GitHub’s 2019 State of the Octoverse report, Python is now the second most popular programming language, overtaking the scripting behemoth, Java. Python is used for developing websites, Web applications, and GUI (graphical user interface)... Continue Reading

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How Much Integration is Enough Integration?

How Much Integration is Enough Integration?

Why do businesses integrate software systems? There are many underlying reasons, but it always boils down to one goal: maximizing transparency and data usability across departments while minimizing the time investment and cost of managing data.

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Determining the ROI of Your Software Integration

Determining the ROI of Your Software Integration

If you’re considering software integration, you already realize the potential benefits: boosted productivity, agile infrastructure, dynamic data, streamlined processes, reduced overhead, etc.

These benefits — while worthwhile — are abstract. Ambiguity is not your friend when you’re trying... Continue Reading

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Cloud is King: Why Gartner Thinks Cloud Migration Can’t Wait

Cloud is King: Why Gartner Thinks Cloud Migration Can’t Wait

Gartner just released research that delivers some powerful insights about database management systems and their relationship to the Cloud.

You can download the full report here, but the overarching conclusion was that the Cloud is... Continue Reading

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Integration 101: What’s Your Role?

Integration 101: What’s Your Role?

No integration project exists as an island.

It takes collaboration from the Business Application Expert, the Integration Specialist, the Technical Application Specialist, and Project Managers to be successful.

So, what role do you play in your organization’s integration? Let’s look... Continue Reading

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Integration 101: Why Do Integration Projects Fail?

Integration 101: Why Do Integration Projects Fail?

Why do integration projects fail? That’s like asking “What is time?” or “Where does space end?”.  There are many potential answers. Various factors contribute to successful integration projects, but it only takes a few missteps to botch up the whole thing. While the reasons behind integration... Continue Reading

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Integration 101: Build it or Buy it?

Integration 101: Build it or Buy it?

In the next post of our Integration 101 series, we’ll explore the tradeoffs of doing an integration yourself versus purchasing a preconfigured software. Deciding whether to build or buy an integration solution can be challenging. Companies with tighter deadlines and lower budgets may feel more... Continue Reading

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