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Achieving Seamless Data Integration with MFT

Gartner predicts by 2018, “35 percent of enterprises will consolidate their data integration and application integration competencies as one team for aligning disciplines and technologies.”

The push toward collaboration is largely being driven by project requirements in end-user organizations, such as rapid onboarding of SaaS applications, integration of mobile applications, and even  initiatives in the Internet of Things (IoT) space. To date, many vendors are finding themselves behind the curve, with few providing unified application and data integration capabilities.

According to a recent Gartner report, “Integration leaders are increasingly recognizing the value of leveraging integration competencies in a consistent way across both application and data integration disciplines. Converging both will drive staffing optimization and synergy between practices and teams to align skills for common goals.”

Some governance capabilities equally apply to both application and data integration scenarios, such as service governance and data governance; yet today these governance activities are typically perceived as relating to either application integration or data integration, but not both.

MFT Aids in Convergence

In today’s digital business, managed file transfer (MFT) technology plays a significant role in creating a cohesive, comprehensive application and data integration strategy. This is particularly important when applying governance to both application and data services in order to enable consistent access and control to data.

MFT technologies can help improve systems integration, reduce disparate systems and processes, and provide overall greater value to the business, enabling IT to meet the integration demands required today. An advanced MFT solution includes the following key functions:

  • Operational visibility offers a proactive and controlled approach to managing the data flow and overall operational activity for an organization’s infrastructure, helping prevent problems from arising
  • Unification of disparate systems for more efficient and fluid workflows and processes
  • Enhanced security for an additional layer of protection

MFT can aid in the process of application and data integration. Contact Globalscape today to learn how MFT is an integral part of the three best practices that IT leaders responsible for integration should consider when implementing an application and data integration convergence strategy.

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