Prediction is based on increased need for Master Data Management, uptick in integration managed services for cloud service providers
ATLANTA — January 19, 2012 —
Liaison Technologies, a global provider of secure cloud-based integration and data management services and solutions, predicts that in 2012, organizations will increasingly seek out Cloud Services Brokerages (CSBs) that combine cloud Master Data Management (MDM). The pairing of cloud MDM with CSB will emerge as a requirement as businesses outsource more back-office business processes to multiple cloud service providers and discover related complexities.
Cloud Services Brokerages provide a single point of entry into multiple cloud and on-premise environments. Companies that share data across multiple cloud providers will increasingly consider a combination of cloud MDM and a CSB to handle the data integration requirements between cloud service providers, including data transformation, data cleansing and data quality enrichment, as well as to manage the connections between providers.
“The data integration, management, security and compliance complexities created by outsourcing to multiple cloud providers is best solved by a Cloud Services Brokerage experienced in all aspects of data integration, data management, service-oriented architectures, data security and governance,” said Christopher Hale, VP, Product Marketing for Liaison. “This class of CSBs can manage all of an organization’s cloud connections while also enriching the data integration process with validation, providing a common visibility layer to all of the cloud services the company uses.”
While most Cloud Services Brokerages perform B2B data translation in the cloud between suppliers or trading partners, it becomes more complicated when companies add application-to-application (A2A) integration or other types of integration in the cloud. Only highly experienced CSBs that are data integration and data management experts can handle complex data harmonization projects.
An experienced cloud integration provider with data management capabilities can provide a wide range of services, including:
- Connectivity to various cloud service providers through one point of entry with a uniform interface to all services;
- B2B and A2A data integration, translation and management between interdependent back-office services;
- Trading partner relationship management, including data requirements, delivery requirements, messaging and communication, and formatting;
- Managing the relationship between the organization and its cloud service providers; and
- Future-proofing an organization’s business processes by readily scaling resources to help adapt to change and customizing services to match specific requirements.
“Liaison has the ability to take care of all of a company’s data management and integration requirements to ensure services interoperate with one another,” said Shana DeLuca, Director of Product Management for Liaison. “In 2012, more companies will look to Cloud Services Brokerages that offer a full array of managed services for simplifying and handling all data management and integration scenarios, including on-premise-to-cloud, SaaS-to-on-premise, SaaS-to-cloud and cloud-to-cloud.”
In addition to operating as a CSB with a highly scalable and secure cloud-based MDM service, Liaison offers a professional services team of data management experts to handle customers’ unique day-to-day data management business requirements, as well as data integration, mapping, quality and cleansing.
Liaison Technologies is a global data management and integration company. It provides innovative solutions to integrate, transform, harmonize, manage and secure critical business data on-premise or in the cloud. With a comprehensive array of business-to-business and application-to-application integration and data transformation services, as well as on-premise and cloud-based data security solutions, Liaison’s practitioners implement data management infrastructures adapted to each client’s specific business requirements. Headquartered in Atlanta, Liaison has offices in the Netherlands, Finland, Sweden and the United Kingdom. For more information, visit www.liaison.com.
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