What Is Pervasive Connectivity?

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Pervasive connectivity unifies all of your organization’s technologies and data so you don’t have to worry about whether assets integrate correctly. With pervasive connectivity, you get integrated experiences that lead to an improved user experience, data readiness, and human-computer interactions across diverse devices.

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What Is Pervasive Connectivity?

Today’s IT ecosystems contain a broad range of computing systems, on-premises databases, IoT, multi-cloud servers, mobile communication technologies, and other assets. Since modern business models rely on data, it makes sense for companies to collect and store as much information as possible. The growing diversity within your computing technologies could mean that you struggle to control real-world data sources and applications.

Pervasive connectivity brings together diverse tools by providing a way for them to share data and processes. As more industries recognize the importance of digital transformation, pervasive connectivity will also become increasingly critical to organizational success.

Benefits of Integrated Experiences

Reaching pervasive connectivity across your entire IT ecosystem can take quite a bit of time. Why would an organization dedicate itself to ubiquitous computing (another term for “pervasive computing”)? Because integration can lead to several benefits.

Higher User Retention

About 25% of mobile apps are only used once after being downloaded by the user. Fierce competition means that developers need to take user engagement seriously. If you can’t provide an excellent user experience, customers will choose similar products developed by other companies.

Organizational Alignment

As information and communications technologies (ICT) become more diverse, organizations need reliable ways to eliminate data silos and ensure real-time compatibility between everything from satellite systems to data sensors. Your business might rely on SaaS hosted by AWS, automation tools that you store on-premises, and third-party providers that have their own alignment concerns.

Organizational alignment that streamlines communication between all of your IT assets makes it easier for you to collect, store, and analyze data. Robust, accurate data analytics matters to nearly every industry. Healthcare providers use it to predict patient outcomes, identify emerging viruses within populations, and find potential treatment options that would otherwise take decades for humans to develop.

Whether you want to cure a disease or choose a successful business model, you need organizational alignment built on reliable data.

Improved Scalability

Excellent scalability makes it possible for organizations to handle evolving situations. In some cases, you can anticipate needing to scale. For example, an e-commerce store knows that it needs to process more orders during the holidays. In other cases, the need to scale quickly comes as a surprise.

Ideally, pervasive connectivity makes scaling easier and faster, so you can respond to real-world events in real-time.

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Steps Toward Pervasive Connectivity and Integrated Experiences

The precise steps you take to reach pervasive connectivity and integrated experiences will depend on your organization’s unique IT ecosystem. However, the following process provides a general roadmap that you can use to reach your goals.

Identify Your Data Sources

Perform a data audit to identify all of your data sources. You need to know what these are so you can create APIs that you can connect to other tools.

Consider Moving Your Tools to the Cloud

Investments in cloud technology have been growing for years. That trend will likely continue. On-premises servers have advantages, but it’s impossible to deny the convenience of cloud technology. Explore your SaaS, IPaaS, and other options to find cloud-based tools that can move you toward pervasive connectivity that improves integrated experiences.

Seek Feedback From Users

Users can provide essential feedback concerning integrated experiences. Do your employees find they need to open multiple tools to perform their jobs? Do your customers run into problems importing the data they need to use your tools?

Request feedback so you can identify potential barriers. Then, get to work fixing those problems.

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Getting Started with DreamFactory

DreamFactory has numerous features that can help you reach pervasive connectivity for integrated user experiences. Instant API creation means you can connect tools quickly. Combining databases can make it much easier for users to find all the information they need. Logging and reporting will help you spot potential problems before they get out of hand.

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