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Disparate Systems, What are they?
Disparate systems are computer data processing systems that function on their own without sharing data or working with other computer data processing systems. A legacy system and a heterogenous database data system are two types of disparate systems. Disparate systems are also called information silos because of how the systems are isolated from other systems.
Every disparate data system is made up of a layer of software, a layer of data, and a data processing environment layer. Because disparate systems don’t communicate with each other, automation can be difficult and identical data can be stored on each system. Enterprise application integration combines each disparate system on one platform to automate business services and help improve navigation.
Why An Organization Should Be Leveraging Data Integrations
Managing disparate databases becomes more difficult as your company grows. One of the biggest advantages of data integration is that it allows you to create autonomous and consistent interactions between disparate data sources. It also gives you direct access to each data system, allowing you to control what data gets seen or referenced.
When you connect data with data integration, you also have greater flexibility and scalability with certain tasks as the structure of the data remains intact. This allows you to use specific systems to perform each intensive or specialized service.
Top 3 Ways Disparate Systems are Negatively Impacting Your Business
If your business is growing exponentially, chances are that pretty soon you’ll have a bunch of disparate sources that are not connected. It can be tough to manage them all, but it’s vital in order to prevent inefficiency and potential risks to security.
The first way that disparate systems negatively impact your business is that they require costly system upgrades that you have to keep up with. Having to upgrade each system can be much more expensive than only upgrading one system.
Another negative impact for your company is that your systems might not be able to connect with your partners. Lastly, the cost of managing multiple systems is incredibly high and also time-intensive.
3 Ways How Data Integration With IBM Maximo Helps
IBM Maximo can help integrate all of the disparate information into one platform. This platform allows you to search for data, extract it, and transfer it to any system without creating a security risk.
The first way IBM Maximo can help is that it builds confidence in your data. With consistent data delivered securely, you’ll be able to perform services without fear of compromising the data. IBM Maximo also helps you govern data in real-time, allowing you to deliver services in a timely manner.
Lastly, IBM Maximo allows you to consolidate all of your disconnected applications into one platform for easier navigation. This allows you to quickly search online for the service or data you need without having to figure out a tricky navigation process.