US B2B connectivity business Adeptia has claimed that their new cloud-based "citizen integration platform," Connect, gives business users the ability to instantaneously create data connections with customers and partners while providing the appropriate oversight for IT.
The new Adeptia Connect cloud application allows business users to automate data connections, all within the "walled garden" of parameters and controls set by Information Technology (IT) on the backend. This frees up IT to focus on higher-level strategic initiatives, thereby increasing productivity across the entire organization.
Adeptia Connect features include:
- An intuitive, web-based data connectivity solution designed from the ground up User Experience (UX) experts
- The ability to configure data connections in an iPad
- Adds social network connections to LinkedIn
The launch of Adeptia Connect follows closely on the heels of a recently issued Gartner report, "The Integrator's Dilemma: Can a Bimodal Approach Balance Integration Agility and Control?" published July 9, 2014, which predicts that "by 2017, at least 65% of new integration flows will be developed outside the control of central IT."
"It is time to shed the one-size-fits-all approach to integration and for companies to reassess their IT investment strategy to accommodate the adaptive and citizen integration approaches to complement — and in some cases, replace — their systematic approach," stated Gartner analysts Benoit J. Lheureux, Research VP, Massimo Pezzini, VP and fellow, and Keith Guttridge, Research Director in the report.