This Sunday, two football teams will compete for the biggest prize in the gridiron universe. Since Liaison is based in Atlanta, we’re excited about our hometown team, the Atlanta Falcons, having a shot at the title. We’re looking forward to seeing how Coach Quinn meets the challenge of taking on the defending champs and hope to see him stay on offense and adapt the game plan to an ever-changing competitive environment.
Like coaches on the sidelines calling plays in a critical game, IT leaders are marshalling their assets and shifting IT resources to deal with a growing influx of data from hundreds of new sources and cloud-based applications. While forward-thinking companies across all industries now recognize data as the new currency of business, it’s a constant challenge to find new ways to handle the complexities of data’s increasing volume and variety, along with the move to the cloud for increasing numbers of business applications.
Instead of playing defense with aging on-premises middleware integration technology like ESB or newer DIY integration models like iPaaS to contend with the growing number of connections required, smart CIOs are going on offense with the Liaison ALLOY™ Platform. A next-generation platform that was designed specifically to tackle today’s tough integration and data management challenges, ALLOY takes an ”iPaaS-plus” approach by offering unified integration and data management capabilities on a managed services basis, delivering the insights companies need to innovate.
A stand-out in the data integration and management field, ALLOY can connect any two application endpoints, including cloud, mobile, device and on-premises systems. The platform persists data in a big data repository, delivering on-demand access to clean, high-quality data. And ALLOY offers built-in security and compliance to keep vital information safe.
Here are five ways the Liaison ALLOY™ Platform helps keep companies on the offensive:
- Enables all patterns of integration: Companies that use ALLOY can integrate everything, including A2A, B2B/EDI, cloud services, ETL, hybrid and MFT.
- Extends EAI/ESB investment: ALLOY’s architecture lets users avoid disruptions while maximizing their investment in legacy systems by gradually migrating EAI/ESB to the ALLOY Platform.
- Eases the compliance burden: With tokenization capabilities on a certified platform, ALLOY ensures all relevant mandates are reliably met.
- Manages data from multiple sources: Companies that use ALLOY can consolidate, cleanse and enrich data flowing in from many different sources in a variety of formats.
- Allows IT resources to focus on more strategic tasks: With ALLOY’s managed services, companies can strategically redeploy IT resources.
Fielding these capabilities with ALLOY can help companies drive the ball down the field, but what truly makes ALLOY an MVP is its ability to drive new business insights. With ALLOY in the game, companies can cultivate a repository of quality data that helps them identify new opportunities, improve efficiency and gain an unbeatable competitive advantage.
This Sunday, two football teams will square off for the top prize, and may the best team (the Falcons!) win. But after the game is over and the Lombardi Trophy goes home with the winning team (to Atlanta!), millions of businesses will face competitors again Monday morning. Those who stay on offense with data insights will be ahead of the game.