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    Adeptia Surrounds Citizen Integrators with Guard Rails

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    The Challenges of Gaining Useful Insight into Data

    As one of the leading proponents of enabling end users to self-service their own data integration needs via the cloud, Adeptia has been an early champion of “citizen integrators.” Now, Adeptia is making it possible for IT organizations to apply some guardrails around how the Adeptia cloud service is used.

    Adeptia President and CTO Deepak Singh says the latest iteration of Adeptia Connect includes a Secure Engine option that makes it possible to run Adeptia Connect through on-premise servers rather than the Adeptia cloud service.

    In either case, end users can still invoke Adeptia Connect to set up directly connections through which they can share data with thousands of other users simply by invoking a set of pre-defined templates. The basic idea, says Singh, is to make sharing data about as complicated as sending a connection request using a social network.

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    Obviously, providing end users with those kinds of capabilities may give some IT organizations cause for pause. But with this latest iteration, the internal IT organization gains the ability to set up a walled garden in which those interactions can take place.

    Developers inside enterprise IT organizations spend a lot of time working on fairly routine data integration projects. In theory, enabling end users to self-service their own needs would free up a lot of their time, which hopefully would be put to more constructive purposes that didn’t necessarily involve online gaming.

    Mike Vizard
    Mike Vizard
    Michael Vizard is a seasoned IT journalist, with nearly 30 years of experience writing and editing about enterprise IT issues. He is a contributor to publications including Programmableweb, IT Business Edge, CIOinsight and UBM Tech. He formerly was editorial director for Ziff-Davis Enterprise, where he launched the company’s custom content division, and has also served as editor in chief for CRN and InfoWorld. He also has held editorial positions at PC Week, Computerworld and Digital Review.

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