JNBridge Sees Java & .NET Interoperability as a Critical Enterprise IT Trend in 2009
Company CTO cites current economic crisis as one of the key drivers for increased interoperability
Boulder, Colorado, US—Dec. 16, 2008 —JNBridge, a leading provider of Java and .NET Framework interoperability tools, today announced three key trends driving the need for interoperability between Java and .NET platforms in 2009. As 2008 draws to a close, nothing is weighing on the minds of enterprise IT organizations more than the current economic crisis and the impending threat of a recession. Wayne Citrin, CTO of JNBridge predicts that in order to increase efficiency while increasing sales and reducing costs IT organizations will turn to interoperability technologies to allow organizations to remove the complexity of cross-platform interop, speed their development efforts and increase their time-to-market.
“With the current economic factors before us we are seeing the tightening of many software-related project initiatives,” explained Wayne Citrin, CTO at JNBridge. “Although this means even more limited resources than usual, development organizations will continue to be expected to deliver high-quality, business-value-adding software. With fewer people and smaller budgets to accomplish an organization’s mission, interoperability between Java and .NET will become a critical issue but also an opportunity to improve the efficiencies of their businesses.”
JNBridge cites three key trends related to interoperability in 2009:
- Economic Issues Make Interoperability a Key Issue
In the current economy, it’s important to ‘do more with less.’ Given existing systems based on different platforms, businesses will want to integrate their existing systems rather than spend the resources to rebuild one or more of them so that they all run on the same platform. When organizations purchase new systems and components, they will want built-in interoperability for maximum flexibility in the future at a minimum of added cost.
- Mergers and Acquisitions in Financial Services
The upcoming year will see an increasing number of mergers and acquisitions, such as in the financial services and manufacturing sectors. With every occurrence, there is the likely need to integrate systems running on different platforms, and interoperability technologies will be key to ensuring those systems work smoothly together in order for the mergers to succeed.
- Seeking Revenue Wherever Possible
In 2009, it will be more important than ever for software vendors to find revenue wherever they can, and that includes expanding their potential markets as much as possible. When organizations target a product for a single platform, they’ve eliminated all users based on other platforms as potential customers. Building interoperability into product offerings will allow vendors to reach many more potential customers than otherwise possible, and that can make the difference between prospering versus not succeeding.
“It is without question that enterprises in 2009 will be faced with the need to cut costs or rationalize their strategy,” said Mark Driver vice president of research at Gartner. “IT organizations no longer can afford the luxury of ‘business as usual’ and are learning to leave the status quo behind and adopt new strategies like that of interoperability in order to deliver the information the business is seeking,” he said.
For more information on JNBridge and its family of interoperability solutions please visit: www.jnbridge.com
JNBridge connects Java and .NET based components and applications together with tools and adapters that are fast, simple to use and remove the complexities of cross-platform interoperability. JNBridge is a privately-held company based in Boulder, Colorado. Founded in 2001, JNBridge has over 300 unique customers in 37 countries that use JNBridge’s solutions in a wide variety of applications in financial services, insurance, media, manufacturing and other industries. Please visit www.jnbridge.com for more information.