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Enterprise cloud integration—a pillar of digital transformation

As an enterprise moves to accelerate digital transformation, the key question is no longer whether to move to the cloud or not, but which blend of private cloud, public cloud, and on-premises applications and services will best serve the needs of the business. Yet this hybrid IT, multi-cloud world isn’t without its challenges.

Organisations striving to modernise their applications and shift towards cloud-native software development will thus benefit from investing in three core capabilities for cloud enablement: a modern digitalisation platform, cloud-ready integration tools, and solutions, and cloud identity & access management software.

Taken together, these three capabilities help organisations to more successfully weave together apps and services in complex hybrid IT estates that leverage a mix of on-premises, private cloud, and public cloud solutions and infrastructure. These capabilities simplify and accelerate software development, opening up opportunities for companies to rapidly innovate and deliver new software releases and features.

A modern digitalisation platform, designed for the cloud, will offer a set of prebuilt cloud platform services via easy-to-consume software development kits (SDKs). With access to prefabricated services and containerised features that are needed in most applications, developers don’t have to reinvent the wheel every time they develop a new app or piece of functionality.

A cloud identity provider solution, meanwhile, enables secure sign-in, using trusted identity and social providers and securing app-to-app communication using the latest industry security standards. This grants developers an industry standardised, scalable and secure way of managing identity right across the cloud applications in their environment.

Lastly, today’s smarter cloud integration technologies connect multiple cloud environments, applications, and systems for seamless interchange of data and processes. They help to break down data siloes and further simplify development in complex, distributed technology environments. Today’s leading integration platforms offer a central library of application programming interfaces (APIs).

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