Cloud Integration & Support
Cloud integration is a system of tools and technologies that connects various applications, systems, repositories, and IT environments for the real-time exchange of data and processes. Once combined, the data and integrated cloud services can then be accessed by multiple devices over a network or via the internet.
Cloud integration was created to break down data silos, improve connectivity and visibility, and ultimately optimize business processes. It is a response to the need to share data among cloud-based applications and to unify information components.
Cloud integration has grown in popularity as the use of Software as a Service (SaaS) solutions continues to increase. IDC predicts this growth will continue and that nearly one third of the worldwide enterprise application market will be SaaS-based by 2019.
Additionally, more businesses are operating with a hybrid mix of SaaS and on-premises applications, creating a greater need for progressive integration methods.
Companies who use cloud integration have synchronized data and applications, improving their ability to operate effectively and nimbly.
- Improved operational efficiency
- Increased flexibility and scale-ability
- Faster time-to-market
- Better internal communication
- Improved customer service, support, and retention
- Increased competitive edge
- Reduced operational costs and increased revenue
Integration in the cloud can involve creating cloud-to-cloud integration, cloud-to-on-premises integration, or a combination of both. Integrations can address different business components, including data and applications.
- Data integration – The synchronization of data between repositories. Data can be processed, transported and/or transformed during data integration. This is a strictly data-related connection.
- Application integration – Connects various applications and arranges continued functionality and interoperability. This is more than data sharing. It involves issuing requests and commands to trigger business events or processes.
Businesses have the option of building their own integration solutions or using a third-party provider to create cloud integrations. However, as the number of applications increases and cloud integrations grow more complex, it becomes far less scale-able to build specialized in-house integrations that must be recreated for each project. Using a cloud integration platform empowers organizations to perform both application and data integration using an agile, scale-able, reusable solution.
C2 can help you with any and all of these integration projects. We have partnered with several companies to ensure we have a wide range of options for our clients. Each and every one of these companies have strong service offerings and we have the expertise to implement them efficiently. Contact us today!