It’s the heart of summer. Time to fire up the grill, catch a doubleheader and drink a tall glass of something cool and refreshing.
For millions of Americans, including employees at your enterprise, plans are also underway for a get away. MarketWatch estimates that Americans are about to spend $100 billion on summer vacations. Yes, summer is prime time for a trip to the seashore, a family vacation at a theme park, city sightseeing, or a cross-country road trip. And this year we seem more primed for our vacations than ever, even those of us who are planning “staycations” featuring maximum relaxation at home.
But while your employees may be enjoying some much-needed rest and recharging time this summer, your company’s development needs won’t be taking a summer break. On the contrary, as data flows in from an ever-growing number of sources and arrives in an always-expanding variety of formats, enterprises struggle to build connections between systems and applications all year long — even in the summer. Many businesses face a shortage of developers to tackle data integration tasks.
Savvy business leaders recognize that data is their most valuable asset. But many are also realizing that using in-house IT assets to handle the increasing number of data integration development jobs isn’t the best use of company time or scarce IT resources. That has forward-thinking business leaders considering the merits of outsourcing their data integration and management tasks through a managed services agreement with a trusted partner like Liaison Technologies.
A report released earlier this year by Ovum, an international IT research and consulting firm, noted that “cloud-based integration services under a managed services model can reduce operating costs by at least 30% to 40% compared to maintaining an in-house B2B integration team with the requisite expertise.” That’s a savings opportunity every company should consider.
But an outsourced approach to data integration and management offers much more than savings. With a managed services partner like Liaison, companies can also strengthen data compliance and gain access to integration expertise that simply isn’t available in-house.
Liaison’s managed services experts have deep data and business process expertise, which buffers customer companies from the complexities of integration. Backed by the Liaison team, companies can respond to new information sources, partnerships and market changes with agility since lack of internal resources and time is no longer a barrier to data integration.
And when managed services expertise is combined with the award-winning Liaison ALLOY™ Platform, which supports all patterns of integration, companies can confidently move toward a data-inspired future, secure in the knowledge that their team has the know-how and cutting-edge technologies required to manage increasing data volumes, variety and velocity.
As more companies seek digital transformation, an already tight developer market is getting tighter. And even businesses with onsite developer resources often find it difficult to plug the gaps when they need help with integration and developers are on other projects — or away on summer vacation. With a managed services approach to data integration and management, you’ll always know where your developers are and have the resources to meet any integration challenge.