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How does Flowgear work

Flowgear is a cloud-based integration, and a question we often get is ‘How does it work?’ It’s not just something we hear from business people, but also from technical people. So here is a brief overview.

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What to do when starting a data integration project

Data integration is becoming a hot topic due to the drive of digital transformation. We discuss the key issues in integration projects so you can avoid the question “This is getting too complex, what do we do?”

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How to integrate on-premise systems with the cloud

How do you integrate your on-premise systems with applications in the cloud outside your firewall? Hybrid integration is the new reality, and organizations encountering it find that there are several challenges when integrating on-premise systems with cloud applications.

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Tips on starting a new API project

Application programming interfaces (APIs) are a well-known concept in application integration and have become indispensable for many apps. If you are starting an API project, what should you be considering? We offer some tips on what to do.

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What is the next data challenge – Using IoT data

The Internet of Things (IoT) is the process of digitizing the physical world. It is estimated that there will be between 25 and 50 billion connected devices by 2020. The amount of data generated by that number of devices is going to be enormous, with manufacturing and logistics environments comprising the majority of the IoT device base. To make use of all that IoT data will be a significant data integration challenge.

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Is it time to replace your old ESB?

Enterprise service bus (ESB) was a middleware technologies conceptualized in the 1990s. The need now is for an integration solution that can handle new application requirements that works for cloud and mobile usage as well as on-premise environments. In the past, only large enterprises, with complex internal systems, and with technical skills and budget, who could implement an ESB. What modern businesses require is a better data transfer engine, but you don’t need an ESB for that anymore.

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Insights from GartnerSYM 2016

We tracked the Twitter stream from the Gartner Symposium 2016 held in Cape Town this week. Here’s what we thought were the most interesting tweets.

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How to integrate applications in the modern world

Developers used to spend months setting up infrastructures and integrating different applications with each other. In the modern world where speed and agility are important, more streamlined technologies are needed to integrate systems. A new integration technology enables users to connect applications regardless of whether they’re on-premise or in the cloud without having to add layers to their infrastructure.

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Should you Build or Buy a software integration solution?

Integration is a new hot topic in software development as the solution landscape evolves with the growth of cloud and mobile applications. Developers are usually tasked with job of implementing an integration solution. When deciding how to implement integrations between internal (and increasingly external) systems, developers have to address the question – build or buy?

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Expand your MSP or CSP business with cloud integration

If you run a managed service provider (MSP) or cloud service provider (CSP), you are facing some common business challenges. Apart from month-to-month cash flow management, you are looking for new products or services to drive new business and add new customers. You also need to ensure your business is managed properly. With cloud and digital disruption becoming serious concerns for most businesses, having a cloud integration solution can deliver benefits to your business, as well as your customers.

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