Most of the process and economic efficiency generated over the last 30 years has been in technology. The underlying infrastructure have now improved to the point where the future of productive and efficiency will rely more and more upon the software and applications we run on them.
But building great applications is not enough. They have to be built upon solid platform architectures—from databases and operating systems to security layers. And in today’s technological environment, applications rarely stand alone. Integration and interfaces need to operate between new and existing applications and systems to ensure that the data gets where it needs to go and, increasing, ensuring that it doesn’t go where it is not supposed to.