Integration governance is about making sure things are done in the right manner efficiently, transparently and securely. Without governance you risk driving IT costs up and building a technical debt that prevents IT from being a business partner.
From a slow moving to a fast-moving environment
Often, business needs solutions here and now: a challenge traditional IT departments have struggled to respond to. As a result, business has launched its own IT initiatives, leading to a complex and costly IT landscape with a multitude of different solutions in use around the organization. Instead of everyone running their own shop with shadow IT growing out of control, governance creates a structure where IT can act as an agile partner to business. All business IT initiatives are transparent, built and run according to best practice and automation can be utilized to the maximum.
Smart investments, minimal risks
Governance provides the guidelines, ways of working, tools and steering mechanisms that help you to know when and where to invest. It all starts with focusing on the core information of your business. Would you rather have hundreds of applications performing different tasks all over the organization or an appointed, automated system controlling and defining it all? Our best practices come in handy when figuring out how to use governance tools for most value and with lowest risk.
Choose the right information
There is a huge amount of information available everywhere, but most of it is not unique – it is a replicate. Governance ensures you identify and choose the right information from the right source by, for example, building a single API to represent your company’s core information. Thanks to governance, you do not just gain the ability to reuse information efficiently throughout your organization, you also improve access to it.
From technical debt to added business value
Technical debt can build up quickly. Documentation, architecture, solution platforms, testing, automation, information analysis – if one or more of these is lacking, your IT and business are no longer connected. Governance fills the gap. It also addresses the common problem of information quality in source systems by utilizing automation. The more you automate, the better the quality of information to serve and grow your business.