Part 1: Re-thinking Integration
There is a great deal of excitement around the offices of iNTERFACEWARE these days and I wanted to personally reach out to you and explain what all the buzz is about.
Over the past few years, I have invested a great deal of time and energy into re-thinking my assumptions about what middleware needs to deliver.
My expectations of what is needed are drastically different now than they were back in 1997, when I wrote the first version of Chameleon.
In fact, nearly a decade and a half later, there is only one core assumption that remains unchanged. The goal of middleware remains the same: to provide value by minimizing the cost of maintaining interfaces.
Unfortunately, in software it is all too easy to get lost in the weeds and lose sight of the real-world problems of your customers while you wrestle with the internals of your own code. By stepping back and seeing the actual problems for what they are, we can often find more elegant solutions.
This is what we at iNTERFACEWARE have done. We’ve gone back to the basics. We’ve taken the step back from our assumptions, expectations and marketing messages. We have re-thought integration.
The result will change the landscape of middleware. We discovered that the wrong questions were being asked. We looked at the complexities of actual problems our customers face instead of simple examples that are seen in sales demos across the industry. Most importantly, we came up with answers.
We will be showcasing this new landscape of integration at HIMSS later this month, when we unveil Iguana 5.0 and its industry altering new functionality.
We welcome you to pay us a visit at booth #3621.
Also, in the lead up to HIMSS, we will be featuring a special blog series entitled “The Brave New World of Middleware”, where we will take you through the thought process, justifications and decision making of this new approach to achieving the goal of middleware.
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Thanks for your time.
President and CEO, iNTERFACEWARE™