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What an integration platform does
To make systems "talk" to one another, an integration platform connects them - without creating unnecessary dependencies. It's there to break down silos, reduce administrative overhead and risks - especially in security - and put its users squarely at the center.
In contrast to its predecessor, the 20-year-old Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA), modern integration solutions are far more complex, requiring effective data usage to break down silos and people dependencies in systems and services. Microservices play an important role here. The German magazine "Computerwoche" reports on this in a current article discussing the significance of integration platforms for companies in advance with industry participants in a virtual roundtable:
Sven Schlünzen, Executive Manager at IKOR until January 2023, after which he moved to the top of the company as Managing Director
Accordingly, service providers in particular "who integrate faster are increasingly pushing their way into the business models of other companies," roundtable participant Sven Schlünzen, Executive Manager at IKOR, told the Computerwoche editorial team. He cited food delivery service Lieferando, which has found delivery models with McDonalds, as an example. "This market change is just beginning, but it will take on enormous dimensions in terms of speed," Schlünzen emphasized. Companies would have to react to such market movements and change accordingly. If they don't have answers to the change and to integration, these companies would wither. Says Schlünzen, "So if you don't want to degenerate into a hobbyist like Kodak, you should get moving."
Read more about integration pressure and how companies are driving integration with the help of guidelines, quality assurance and governance in the article in "Computerwoche" (in German).