Struggling with IT modernization? Discover iPaaS – GCN
Struggling with IT modernization? Discover iPaaS
According to an April 2021 government accountability office report, federal agencies plan to spend more than $ 100 billion this fiscal year on IT, most of which will be used to operate and maintain existing and legacy systems.
The reasons why a large portion of technology budgets are still spent on legacy computing are complex. Problems such as integration, compatibility, and overwhelming up-front costs are barriers. In many cases, however, we have tools to overcome these challenges.
The Integration Platform as a Service model has created a cost effective way to simplify IT management. iPaaS provides a cloud service for the integration of application, data, process and service oriented architectures that supports cloud-to-cloud, cloud-to-on-premises and on-premise-to-on-premises scenarios. It enables real-time integration and adapts to meet the high volume demands of mobile, mining and other technical environments.
As government IT officials develop modernization plans, leveraging integration platforms and adopting the iPaaS model will create a more connected government experience despite the complexity of the cloud – and allow non-technical workers to take support integrations and improve citizen engagement.
Manage a complex cloud world
As agencies continue to embrace cloud solutions, it is increasingly urgent to consider integration in a new way. Every cloud application used by an agency probably has an important function: from assisting new employees to providing data to citizens. But often these functions and the data they contain overlap and different applications cannot connect. For example, an agency may use different software in each of its departments, but whether the software is an HR tool, a customer relationship management platform, or a financial program, there are functions that need to connect.
IT managers must manage the way information flows between software systems. Therefore, bringing data together with integration platforms can help them optimize, streamline, and connect application portfolios. iPaaS ensures reliable, real-time data exchange between applications and databases with secure and reliable integrations that streamline processes and minimize complexity so that federal agencies can meet their IT and administrative goals.
Leverage fewer technical workers in IT roles
One of the other challenges the government faces in modernization is the demand for technical talent. iPaaS can provide low-code interaction that allows non-technical workers to accomplish many tasks normally reserved for their more technical peers.
Low code means that application integration and development can be done without manual coding, providing a visual and user-friendly environment where users can configure applications. Agencies and system integrators can connect systems quickly, flexibly and affordably using a low-code / no-code approach.
By empowering non-technical team members to take charge of integrations and accelerate digital transformation, agencies can respond to mission priorities faster. As the integration process becomes simpler through the use of iPaaS, agencies can reduce the number of technical staff needed to integrate systems manually, devoting more staff to focus on complex IT needs. .
Simplify the citizen experience
Many apps reach citizens directly and can be the first line of communication an individual has with an agency. Having to navigate disparate systems that don’t seem to communicate, receiving different results for the same request, and having to enter the same personal information multiple times creates a frustrating civic experience.
iPaaS simplifies citizen engagement, connecting applications and data sources to improve systems that may need to communicate with other agency departments as well as with state and local entities, hospitals and clinics. insurers, ensuring that information is available in a transparent manner, regardless of the original source.
Government organizations need to be able to confidently access information to make strategic decisions and operate efficiently, while delivering a better, more transparent and more connected user experience.
As government IT leaders seek to improve interactions with employees and citizens, iPaaS and integration platforms provide the operational efficiency and ease of use needed to support innovative applications and initiatives. modernization.