Digital Disruption, System Integration, and the Future
Digital disruption lies as one of the important cores of change. Over half of companies among the Fortune top 500 have been structurally transformed through digital disruption, shaping mergers, acquisitions, and business continuation. Merging the physical and digital realms poses as an inevitable part of business.
Trends such as the mobile revolution has swept a wave of revolutionary changes across industries. Needless to say, changes would continue to circulate around those major technological breakthroughs. Alongside industrial disruption are the opportunities opened for business to become game leaders and rise up the ranks. Each time the industry is shook, it exposes a new uncovered ground for businesses to take charge and the ones that are the fastest to accommodate changes are the ones that are most likely to govern it.
As technological breakthroughs emerge, there will be more market to cover, however, trends are likely that the surpluses would be concentratedly distributed among a few winners. Data integration is a determining success factor. Those with efficient data integration systems are able to move quickly, adapt to changes, and excel in digitization, ready to take action and captivate any business opportunities that reveal in the market.
From 1991, the concept of data integration has been applied far-fetched from its initial introduction use in warehouse data management to integrations onto the cloud. Relating to data integration strategies, APIs are one integral part of the picture. When it comes to API in 2020, this next decade would not only be about how to establish system connections, but also the process, ease of connection, and its readiness to accommodate any trends and platforms that appear in the market. API management systems such as APIG and SSQUARE could be to smoothen and create increasingly seamless systems.
However, the problem with ground-breaking technologies is that most of them tend to be disruptive. For example, using Uber to call a cab through your smart phone would definitely not be how 30 years ago our grandparents has imagined the future of hailing a cab would be like. Who knows in 20 years’ time, Uber may be history and taxis would be on autopilot? the point is that the future lies unpredictable.
Although we do not know what trends the future will hold, however, what we can prepare is keeping data integration as seamless and flexible as possible to encapsulate any trends that emerge.
Date : 17/02/2020