As our recently published whitepaper, “How to articulate the value of integration,” reveals, “integration has become a key determinant of who leads and who lags in today’s global economy.” However, despite the growing focus on building a fully connected organization, many businesses struggle to achieve it, due to a lack of business and IT alignment and a clear understanding of the value better integrations create.
In part 1 of this blog series, I displayed the different ways reusable assets can be valuable. I will take this one step further and introduce a simple framework for assessing the projected return on integration assets (ROIA), which can inform how your organization prioritizes integration development.
Are you stuck with business as usual where you end up building solutions with a platform as a service (PaaS) for project needs? Do you want to get out of always being reactive, creating further technical debt and never able to execute the vision of building rapid solutions that would end up being assets to your organization? This is my story of how I reduced IT costs and the increased project quality at a large beverage company.
The CIO’s role is becoming more business-focused. As such, CIOs need to think more in terms of dollars and tangible business impact than ever before. MuleSoft experts recently published a framework to help IT leaders articulate the value of integration. In this blog series, we’ll go further into a significant integration value driver: the reusability of integration assets. Or, simply, reuse.
Although different, platform benefits and business outcomes are ultimately connected. Each can be used to inform business cases, convince non-technical stakeholders, and motivate entire IT organizations to build projects of the highest quality.
MuleSoft provides the most widely used integration platform for connecting any application, data source or API, whether in the cloud or on-premises. With Anypoint Platform®, MuleSoft delivers a complete integration experience built on proven open source technology, eliminating the pain and cost of point-to-point integration. Anypoint Platform includes CloudHub™ iPaaS, Mule ESB™, and a unified solution for API management™, design and publishing.