How Can CIOs Ensure Successful Data Integration?

By CIOReview | Monday, October 21, 2019

CIOs hold the key to implementing robust data integration technology and ensuring its seamless integration with the business processes of the organization.

FREMONT, CA – Data integration represents a challenge to enterprises in multiple sectors. The integration of technologies such as cloud computing, IaaS, PaaS, and SaaS is expanding the role of IT departments. The responsibility of CIOs in ensuring seamless incorporation of robust digital architecture is also increasing.

CIOs can empower the growth of the organizations by educating the employees regarding the applications of the digital ecosystem. By promoting effective collaboration between IT and other departments of the organization, CIOs can streamline the integration of digital infrastructure. By employing a strategic IT plan and a robust integration roadmap, CIOs can easily navigate the infrastructure and guide the employees to do the same. In the technological landscape, the operations revolve around data and information.

They play a crucial role in quantifying the role of IT in facilitating a robust integration architecture, reducing maintenance costs, consolidating applications, and adopting new platforms. The strategies implemented by the CIOs will impact the ROI of IT. By having a strategy to tackle the challenges and problems associated with data integration, CIOs can take effective steps to enhance the service, introduce cost-effectiveness, and promote inter-department collaboration.

The integration of roadmaps will enable CIOs to drive optimized integration strategies and reduce the cost of adoption. The future impact of enterprise architecture should also be considered by organizations when making integrations. The ERP has to grant seamless access to all stakeholders, with robust measures to address security, permissions, and so on.

CIOs can improve productivity by educating the stakeholders on the workings of IT infrastructure. The end-users will also have to be educated on the cost, complexity, and security vulnerabilities associated with the data architecture. Before rebuilding the applications and making changes to the data pipelines, it is vital to connect the legacy systems.

Migrating legacy systems to the cloud is a complex process. Hence, CIOs should classify the applications that have to be updated first. The cloud reference architectures can be defined with DevOps Continuous Integration and Continuous Development to facilitate agile development for targeted platforms.

CIOs can ensure seamless data integration by introducing standards, limiting propriety design, reducing overlap of unit business capabilities, and leveraging APIs. Robust data governance, trust, and business prioritization should also be considered. Whenever implementing new data integration technology, it is advisable to have an exit strategy in place.

Regular documentation, governance, and optimization will enable organizations to enhance their architecture. Also, the adoption of data integration technology will require the organizations to upgrade their business models and introduce higher levels of flexibility and visibility.

CIOs should focus on reducing their dependence on ETL, thus facilitating more freedom and flexibility in managing IT. It will enable data analysts to focus on tasks that bring value to the company rather than wasting their time on troubleshooting issues. By integrating advanced integration technologies, CIOs can eliminate error logs.

The investment in the latest technologies should be based on thorough assessments of the business process. The integration should be prioritized according to the most exigent requirements of the organization. CIOs can improve the responsiveness of internal customers by offering integration technologies that can scale more efficiently.

The path toward making the organizations survivable lies in adopting data architectures that can seamlessly integrate with the business processes. As CIOs take a prominent role in the incorporation of specialized technologies, they often hold the responsibility of developing robust operating models for organizations to achieve strategic agility in data integration.