According to a blog posted recently on Axway’s website, “A hybrid integration platform strategy is the only viable integration strategy in the digital era to support the fast pace of innovation. The integration landscape is constantly changing. If you want to move with the times, “IT must align with the business and accelerate innovation, improve efficiency and reduce risk.” Hybrid integration is the path to do so.
The Survey Says …
The company backs up this claim with third-party research, in which 550 senior IT decision makers were surveyed by research firm Vanson Bourne. The survey reveals a shift in how IT delivers its integration services in support of today’s modern enterprise: 86% of respondents say the IT department should not just be integrating for other departments, IT should be enabling others to integrate for themselves. The survey reveals that security – and the complexities, volumes and lack of experience in accomplishing integrations – top a list of many challenges IT faces with traditional integration solutions.
Other results of the Hybrid Integration Survey:
- 14% already have a hybrid integration platform (HIP) in place;
- 31% are currently implementing a hybrid integration platform;
- 32% plan to implement a hybrid integration platform in the next 12 months.
This means that 77% of those surveyed are actively on the road to bringing the advantages of hybrid integration to their businesses.
“We commissioned this research to learn from IT leaders about their struggles in meeting the business demands of digital transformation and IT modernization,” says Axway chief technology and innovation officer, Vince Padua. “The results reveal where global companies are in their implementation journey toward a hybrid integration platform that supports their long-term strategy and today’s tactical needs.”
The study shows companies with a hybrid integration platform can support more mission critical integrations and are three times as likely to have completely effective integration compared to those without. It also reveals that the number one factor driving adoption of hybrid integration platforms is the need to innovate faster to keep up with agile, cloud-native start-ups.