Does your company have an integration strategy?

The need to integrate things, people, teams, resources, business units, offices and everything in-between presents itself as a corporate imperative all the time - but integration platform specialist MuleSoft is making a case for a more dedicated approach to integration aligned to building ‘automations’ designed to save money and accelerate business.

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Full disclosure and spoiler alert, the answer to our question is yes, no, maybe and it depends. Of course, every company has some form of integration strategy. The need to integrate things, people, teams, resources, business units, offices and everything in-between presents itself as a corporate imperative all the time.

But integration happens at various levels, so we need to break this question down to a more elemental level and examine how integration plays out at the coalface of business, which, in the age of digital, clearly means IT integration.

Beyond business integration

This question extends beyond ‘simple’ business integration, but it does not exclude the corporate practice of integrating distinct and separate parts of an organisation's operational fabric.

To explain what that means, we’re not talking about mergers and acquisitions, but we are talking about how companies fuse together the DNA of their various applications, data sources and devices - some of which will naturally lead to new connections in the case of any form of corporate conjoinment.

The question really should be, does your company have an IT integration strategy? In which case the answer, more surprisingly perhaps, is still yes, no, maybe and it depends.

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