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2019-07-09

Building a Resilient Business Continuity Plan That Drives Digital Transformation with Hybrid Integration

Business ecosystems encompassing trading partners and customers need to have capability to handle integrations of all shapes and sizes. They should be well-equipped to meet specific integration requirements of customers and enable reliable business data exchange. Enterprises willing to handle various needs of their customers or employees and save them from the culture shock ensued by digital transformation need access to a flexible approach such as hybrid integration. Hybrid integration approach, a combination of on-premise and cloud-based integration, enables the reliable exchange of data to proffer business flexibility, and thus business continuity. Additionally, it smoothens the customer journey by fulfilling their integration requirements.

Cloud migration represents a huge change in way people interact with systems and each other. A business attempting to fulfil consumer’s integration needs and accomplish digital transformation initiatives are willing to adopt cloud migration. However, embracing cloud migration fully is a huge undertaking. It calls for sound support and guidance from vendors on a long-term basis. Hybrid integration is one such strategy that can meet corporate as well as consumer needs while making the inevitable move to cloud in a way that ensures people are on board with the change and journey involved.

Hybrid integration also plays a major role in helping enterprises face connectivity challenges emerged while managing complex systems, processes, applications across a variety of locations, remote centers, and data entities.

Steer Clear of Business Disruption

Succumbing to digital disruption is easy if companies do not have access to innovative strategies for creating more successful and conducive customer climate. In an effort to embrace digital disruption, IT strategies require transformation across all levels of business strategies and respective departments, the operational model of organizations along with technical capabilities. Such deep change can baffle organizational entities causing a culture shock. So, companies need to adopt ecosystem enablement approach wherein, a multitude of technologies can be supported at once to maintain business continuity that focuses on keeping people at the forefront of transformation – or they will ultimately fail.

This approach allows companies to arm themselves with the hybrid integration tools to meet emerging customer and partner requirements which, in turn, helps them embrace digital disruption. Further, it involves supporting the flexible deployment of cloud, SaaS applications, and integration solutions that connect those technologies.

Hybrid Cloud Approach and its Advantages

The services offered by on-premise and cloud models are limited. For example, if you want to have total control over business processes or systems that have top-notch data security, on-premise integration works the best. On the other hand, if you want a third party to manage and maintain hardware and system with flexibility and scalability, cloud solutions are a befitting answer. An ecosystem enablement approach such as hybrid integration (a combination of on-premise and cloud) serves best for enterprises looking for the best of both worlds.

Hybrid cloud approach allows companies to balance the rate challenges introduced by digital culture. In doing so, it simplifies process of transition and nurtures organizational talent at the same time.

A hybrid approach offers a multitude of advantages. Here are few.

Flexibility and Scalability: Companies use hybrid cloud integration approaches to bolster efficiency by keeping some data onsite and moving other essential data on the cloud. Such profound flexibility and scalability provides valuable insights and also motivates the impetus of change.

Reliability and Credibility: Business users are able to gain trust in innovation promotion process by merging the existing resources with the new ones availed through cloud technology. Development in a more controlled environment offers reliability and credibility.

Cost-effectiveness and Security: By substituting expensive monolithic systems with Hybrid Cloud solutions, the total cost of ownership gets reduced marginally. To boot, security in the systems is maintained as highly sensitive data can be placed on site.

Asset Maximization and Improved Capacity: Many organizations fear to abandon existing assets as they find it difficult to align those assets with the new approach. However, this isn’t the case with the hybrid approach as it allows maximum usage of the existing assets and helps meet changing demands with space in the cloud. In addition, companies are not limited to capacitate their resources to only on-site space, and so the overall capacity increases too.

Driving Digital Transformation and Improving Business Continuity with Hybrid Cloud

Hybrid integration allows organizations to savor benefits of IT modernization that enables them to drive digital transformation initiatives. Hybrid integration platform takes care of the evolved business processes across a business ecosystem, enabling companies to maintain business continuity by managing integration across disparate systems, customers, partners, applications, etc. Consequently, enterprises are able to entice, acquire, and strengthen new business relationships and expand the contours of the digital ecosystem, thereby optimizing operational agility, customer experience, and revenue.