4 Signs Your Legacy Integration Architecture Is Causing More IT Burnout Than Breakthroughs

By moving to a more agile cloud-first integration and data management architecture, businesses can reduce integration complexity and training costs and appeal to top-tier potential employees.

Companies today are being bombarded with an influx of data—the problem is, for many businesses, that data can cause more burnout than breakthroughs. With so much growth in the enterprise software space, IT workers are wasting more time than ever on the mundane tasks of searching for, cleansing, and integrating disparate data between apps in their company’s ecosystems. Cumbersome legacy on-premises middleware solutions aren’t appealing to today’s up-and-coming developers. By moving to a more agile cloud-first integration and data management architecture, businesses can reduce integration complexity and training costs and appeal to top-tier potential employees.

With IT teams trying to manage mounting amounts of structured and unstructured data by hand, IT executives also are realizing the benefits of leveraging a cloud-first architecture with a managed services approach, so their teams can focus valuable time on business initiatives, have all their data integrated on one easily accessible platform, and can know that data is safe and meeting compliance standards.

Is your legacy integration solution causing more burnout than breakthroughs for your IT team? Here are four signs by which to take your organization’s temperature:

  1. Wasted Skills: The people who are aggregating, sorting through, and cleaning up inconsistencies in an organization’s growing amounts of data are overqualified, spending large amounts of time on mundane tasks far below their skill level and training. These IT experts are frustrated with a lack of professional challenges to meet their expertise, and the company is not maximizing the abilities of its staff. With a cloud-based solution, enterprises can better address the complexities of data integration.
  2. Wasted Time: It isn’t efficient to repeatedly move data from one app to another in a company ecosystem. This wastes valuable time that could be used on other challenges or business initiatives and causes boredom among IT staff. Companies have more structured and unstructured data than ever; this calls for a comprehensive solution for data integration instead of trying to piecemeal data together.
  3. Ancient Tech: IT professionals get burned out knowing they are working on jobs that could be made easier and more effective by modern technology. They know using those more modern tools could greatly simplify and streamline their work. These employees are concerned with security and compliance, and without the best solutions on the market to address these major concerns, they’re likely to question their leadership.
  4. Dead End: Companies can work to improve their dated technology, but ultimately, all those dollars go toward an old system. These costly improvements to legacy systems can only go so far and will always be playing catch up to more updated, cutting-edge technology. This also makes your staff more likely to look for jobs elsewhere. 

As Chief Revenue Officer, Rob Consoli is responsible for Liaison Technologies’ overall revenue strategy, which includes overseeing U.S. Sales and Global Marketing. Since joining the company in 2010, Consoli has held various leadership roles in sales and marketing. Founded in 2000, Liaison Technologies provides integration and data management solutions to help customers unlock the power of a data-centric approach to their business. Liaison serves more than 7,000 customers in 46 countries, with offices in the United States, the Netherlands, Finland, Sweden, the United Kingdom and Singapore. Prior to joining Liaison, Consoli held key sales leadership roles at I.D. Systems, Visiprise (acquired by SAP), Jacada, Forte Software, and Programming Research. He has a Master of Engineering Management degree from SMU and a Bachelor of Science degree in Aerospace Engineering from Auburn University.

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