Wheeve is delighted to be sponsoring the next Enterprise IT Integration Forum event in London next week. The operating model for integration is something we have been been passionate about getting right for many years. In fact, one of the founding principles behind the set up of Wheeve was that effective systems integration can only be achieved if an organisation addresses people and process as well as technology.
Corporate regulations and compliance have changed radically to fit the online world we now live in. They are highly likely to change again in the future to respond to new challenges and it is vital that organisations are able to make fixes fast. The penalties for non-compliance are serious now but will soon become a game-changer. For example, GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation) could levy fines of up to £20m or 4% of your turnover.
Wheeve is pleased to announce that we will be sponsoring the upcoming WSO2 Summit in London on March 15th, 2018.
Next week, on 6 February, the Enterprise IT Integration Forum will launch with a half day conference at The Shard, titled 'Enabling Digital Transformation Through Effective Integration'. IT leaders and senior practitioners will gather to discuss the current landscape of systems integration, the challenges, opportunities and real-world examples of delivering business value through effective integration.
Integration platforms should be seen as a technical enabler with the benefits case stacked upon the promise of reuse, cost savings, simplification and flexibility. All of these offer clear advantages for organisations adopting a holistic integration strategy and a CIO or IT director looking to enable the digital potential of their organisation will already have a clear view on the value of this approach.
Last month, I was delighted to be able to give a presentation to the Enterprise IT Strategy Forum, an event at Heythrop Park in Oxfordshire attended by IT decision makers from many large organisations. My presentation, on how to leverage existing IT assets to support the delivery of digital transformation was well received, and I promised to post a transcript of sorts here.
Systems Integration is not a topic typically discussed at the dinner table or even in the Board Room. Like the plumbing that underpins the functionality of your bathroom, integration is either the unsung hero, or the ticking time-bomb waiting to wreak havoc on all your plans for business change.
This week we welcomed Danielle Das Neves to the Wheeve family, joining us as HR Executive. Wheeve is growing and we needed someone to take the lead on recruitment, manage our Associate network and generally look after all things people related.
Our last post on integration demand management focused on managing the delivery throughput for a centralised integration competency centre, however the centralised delivery model is not the only solution for an effective integration strategy. These approaches may be more appropriate for you depending on your strategic outlook and IT objectives, but these will present different and often less obvious demand challenges that need to be addressed.
One of the first questions I often get asked when starting a conversation about implementing an Integration Centre of Excellence model is "What should its scope be?". The answer to this question is, unfortunately, "It depends".
Now I appreciate that, coming from a consultant that answer doesn't really cut it, as that's often viewed as consultancy code for "I'm not going to tell you the answer until you pay me to do a piece of work to work it out for you." In this case, however, it happens to be true. In this post I want to explain the many factors that determine what the scope and shape of the integration capability of your organisation should be.