Cloud Integration

Importance of Cloud Integration

Historically a cloud integration strategy was the plan for how to connect different applications and data sources that are hosted on the cloud or on-premisis. Now a days it is more associated with moving content to and from the cloud in a holistic way. KYD can help your business achieve your goals, such as improving operational efficiency, enhancing customer experience, and enabling innovation.

Principles of Cloud Integration

Feature One

A business might want to integrate its cloud-based CRM system with its on-premises ERP system to streamline sales and accounting processes. The business-centric approach helps to align the cloud integration strategy with the desired business outcomes and prioritize the most critical integrations.

Feature Two

Ensuring that the data that is exchanged between different applications and systems is accurate, consistent, and up-to-date. Data quality is essential for making informed decisions, avoiding errors, and complying with regulations. To improve data quality, businesses must implement data validation, cleansing, transformation, and enrichment processes as part of their cloud integration strategy.

Feature Three

Impact on Enterprise Portfolio: It is important to consider the impact of cloud integration on the entire enterprise architecture and IT infrastructure. Cloud integration affect various aspects of the enterprise, such as security, performance, scalability, reliability, and governance. Therefore, your businesses needs to adopt a holistic view of their cloud integration strategy and coordinate with different stakeholders, such as IT managers, developers, and end-users

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Feature Four

Consider external requirements: The fourth step is to take into account the external factors that influence the cloud integration strategy, such as industry standards, best practices, customer expectations, and regulatory compliance. For example, a business that operates in the healthcare sector might need to follow the HIPAA rules for protecting the privacy and security of health information when integrating its cloud applications with other systems1.

Feature Five

Establish data governance controls: Clearly defining roles, responsibilities, policies, and procedures for managing and monitoring the data and processes in the data space is critical to success. A governance structure helps to ensure that the cloud integration strategy is executed effectively and efficiently, as well as to address any issues or risks that might arise during or after the integration process.

Following these high-level principles you can create a cloud integration strategy that meets their specific needs and goals. A cloud integration strategy can help businesses leverage the benefits of cloud computing, such as flexibility, scalability, and cost-effectiveness, while also ensuring data quality, security, and compliance.

If you are interested in understanding more about how to successfully deploy and manage your cloud integration, please schedule some time with us at KYD and we can walk you through it.