Intelligent CIO Middle East Issue 32 | Page 45

//////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////// the other way around. Organisations therefore will be looking for solutions that demonstrate tangible business benefit rather than simply deploying the latest technology as a ‘nice to have’. This is the value proposition of value add distribution and systems integration – identifying the best solutions to create holistic portfolios and then combining them into robust IT architectures that meet the specific business needs of customers. FEATURE: SYSTEMS INTEGRATION How is it possible to get different system components to act as a co-ordinated whole? Systems integrators accomplish this by designing and developing solution architectures based on the business challenges they are planning to address and then identifying technologies that fit into these frameworks. This requires an elevated level of technical expertise and the Omar Sati, Executive Board Member at AppCentrix International INTELLIGENTCIO 45