No matter what business you’re in, which industry you serve, or which software solutions your organization deploys, interoperability between your different information systems is key to driving performance. Decades ago, most businesses only worked with a few pieces of software. Today, those numbers have multiplied. There are countless combinations of software that any business has access to and getting them to seamlessly integrate and operate properly with one another is a significant task for any IT team.
Why is Interoperability Such a Challenge?
The challenge of interoperability comes from the disjointedness of the software used. Business applications are created by different companies and they often aren’t coded to work with one another. Even if they are compatible, the coding of each application can cause issues and bugs that slow down business performance and cause IT teams to find workarounds. While software manufacturers have made concerted efforts over the years to make their applications compatible with as many others as possible, significant gains still need to be made in order to create a truly “interoperable world” that causes no IT issues for organizations.
How Interoperability Drives Business Performance
Interoperability is more than simply providing a means of communication between software solutions. It has become integral to an organization’s performance. Interoperability helps businesses increase their performance in three ways:
A lack of interoperability limits software options, and when software options are limited, so is a business’s versatility. When a business cannot use a piece of software because it is incompatible with another, more mission-critical piece of software, the business is limited in what they can do for their customers. When interoperability among software isn’t an issue, a business is more flexible in choosing their software and will then be able to provide more services to their customers.
Seamless interoperability makes deploying and maintaining software solutions and IT infrastructure easy for internal IT teams. When interoperability becomes an issue, businesses must devote time, energy and resources into solving them, making them far less agile and efficient in their day-to-day tasks.
When software options are limited due to a lack of interoperability, costs can increase for a business as they may be forced to spend more on a product that offers no additional value outside of compatibility. When interoperability is a non-issue, businesses can choose software based on added value, cost and projected ROI.
How We Value Interoperability
At iNSYNQ, we understand the value of interoperability to the modern business. While we can’t make your business applications integrate with one another, we can make your business applications integrate with our virtual desktop solutions. One of the most important aspects of Destop as a Service (DaaS) is the ability to work with every application a business uses. Our DaaS solutions are compatible with a thousand different applications (including Sage and QuickBooks) and we are always adding more. If you have a business application that has not been used on our virtual desktops, we will do our best to integrate it and make sure it’s functional.
Have an application you want to see deployed on a virtual desktop? Contact the cloud experts at iNSYNQ today.