Analysts call it Moore’s Flaw, the inverse of the popular axiom that has fueled IT innovation in business for several decades.
Moore’s law states that computing capability witnesses a rise of 1 percent per week. Moore’s flaw asserts that keeping up with the resulting tsunami of innovation is difficult and burdensome for anyone.
The complexity ushered as a result of this innovation impacts all segments of organizations, essentially IT. In fact, it is often cited as the nemesis as the way IT teams operate and deliver value. So, businesses need to tackle these complexity's problems with ease in order to carve out a growth curve that aligns with the innovation speed. But, the question is how can this be done?
Well, for the starters, the complexity can be dealt proactively by adopting technological approaches that can empower IT and maximize their productivity. One of such solutions is integration. In this blog post, you’ll find how the growing IT complexity can be handled using technological innovations such as self-service integration.
Picasso was asked once how he sculpted a lion. “That’s simple, I take a slab of stone and remove everything that I don’t need” he answered. So, the key is to eliminate the necessary. This holds in business too.
Now, by elimination of the unnecessary, we mean organizations have to function smartly so that they can handle operations quickly without needing the support of IT. This becomes necessary because companies functioning in data-rich and technology-intensive environment often become hyper-cluttered with noise and all the responsibility of tackling operations falls on the shoulders of their IT teams. For this to happen, organizations need to distribute pressure on IT and enable every member (including non-technical users) to handle operations and streamline data management. By empowering business users to take up the operational role, the pressure on IT can be greatly reduced. More so, IT becomes free to focus on the governance role. But, the question still remains, how can this be done?
Here lies the value of self-service integration.
Companies can provide self-service integration capability to business users so that they can be empowered to handle complex operations without IT interference. This can readily empower organizations deal with rising IT complexity and friction caused by it. Self-service integration platform consists of important components that help companies simplify IT operations. Here are some:
Application Connectors: Pre-built application connectors allow non-technical business users create data connections and directly exchange information with popular applications like Salesforce, NetSuite, Shopify, and more.
Shared Templates: Users can use self-service integration solutions to publish their connectivity profiles, called shared templates. Each shared connection acts like a pre-defined transaction template that business information users to receive or send, such as invoices, orders, leads, contacts, inventory information, shipping information, etc. Ergo, users can use shared templates to make it radically simpler for building a strong partner network, ultimately becoming easier to do business with.
Centralized Dashboard: This dashboard allows teams to view the information in real-time that is being exchanged and go through the historical logs and history of previously processed data. Users can use this feature to gain access to all the data shared and exchanged and analyze it without any external help.
To conclude, organizations can deal with the IT complexity and associated challenges using self-service integration solution.