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Janne Nieminen

Career stories June 07, 2017

Enfo’s integration specialists work with the best European talents

At Enfo, as elsewhere, defining the customer need, as well as planning, implementing and maintaining an integration solution, are part of the everyday working life of integration specialists.

Enfo's integration architect, Janne Nieminen, has worked with integrations at Enfo for around 10 years. He also took part in setting up an integration team in Finland in close cooperation with the Swedish specialists.

“I have a broad field of duties and serve in different roles related to integrations. Working in a consultative role requires that you keep constant track of the technological development and the latest changes in the industry. I'm more or less involved in everything included in Enfo's portfolio of integration services, but focus mainly on customer work and the development of new solutions", states Janne.

When you talk to CIOs and IT managers of customer companies, you have to speak their language on the upper level, while still explaining things in a sufficiently technical and detailed manner to enable them to understand what solutions their company needs, and to make them buy from Enfo.

Good talent is always needed

The demand for integration specialists has grown explosively as a result of digitalization, as companies integrate their systems and replace their existing solutions and applications with cloud services.

"A good integration specialist is characterized, for example, by a genuine interest in technology and new ways of working. Integration solutions are like a big tool box: you can use it and select the right tools according to the customer's needs," Janne says.

A person who is motivated and wants to rapidly advance in their career is an ideal candidate for an Enfo integration specialist.

 

Enfo's Finnish team includes a total of six people who work with integrations. At Enfo Sweden, there are about 250 integration specialists. The people working with integrations at Enfo have some of the best professionals in Europe as their colleagues.

In Sweden, Enfo employs top integration specialists, who have been recognized, for example, by IBM and Microsoft. Finland would need talents with expertize in both development and maintenance work.

Artificial intelligence as part of the integration work?

According to Janne, the number of integrations will not decrease in the next few years, as companies will keep on modernizing their systems on a regular basis. The development and spread of integration tools enable a larger group of IT specialists to do simple integrations. It will be possible for companies to take care of simple jobs by themselves and leave the more challenging tasks to integration specialists.

In the future, it will most likely be possible to utilize artificial intelligence (AI) in the implementation of cloud integrations. AI can, for example, propose a way of implementing an integration on the basis of how similar integrations have been made previously.

"Artificial intelligence is an excellent element for supporting decision-making and development work, but there is still a long way to go," Janne concludes.