In today's world, companies seek to boost and enhance the data connectivity of their organizations, to obtain a better flow of communication with customers and consumers. Today, without Data Connectivity, it would be impossible for business organizations to collect, process, analyze and even share all the information generated by the entire company.
That is why it is of utmost importance for companies to prioritize their Data Connectivity processes, generated by their internal and external networks in order to obtain a better flow of strategic information for decision making.
In this article our intention is to develop this topic to contribute to its dissemination, seeking to make companies aware of the priority of developing their information processes and thus improve their productivity.
1. What is Data Connectivity?
Data Connectivity consists of linking the company with its customers and suppliers through servers, in order to meet information requirements and share it securely, reliably and efficiently. These servers are linked to other devices which are connected to each other, either through cable or wireless.
Data connectivity for a company is of paramount importance, as it encompasses important administrative processes such as invoices, payments and contracts with suppliers. For companies it is of utmost importance to have a secure data connection that allows the transmission of information and constant and fluid communication.
When we talk about Data Connectivity linked to the connection of companies through a network, we are pointing out the various connections by different devices that are linked to virtual local area networks known as VLAN.
2. Advantages of Data Connectivity
- Increased information analysis capacity: allows companies to collect, process and analyze all the information related to their production and administrative processes, as well as the flow of information between their suppliers and customers.
- Data Connectivity: allows companies to use tools such as reporting, which is used by business organizations to develop new management strategies during the decision-making process, by classifying data in areas such as purchasing and sales.
Through reporting, companies, suppliers and customers share unique, reliable and accurate information that is relevant to their business processes.
- Increased productivity: through Data Connectivity, the company is able to manage more efficiently the strategic business processes. It also allows professionals such as Data Management to store strategic information for the company in a secure and reliable way.
Indispensable tools for Data Connectivity
Among the tools most commonly used by companies to streamline their information processes, we can mention the following:
When we talk about Big Data we refer to that set of data or composition of data, which due to its dimension, proportion and speed, are cumbersome for companies to collect, process and analyze through traditional means such as: databases, statistical bases or representation tool in a period of time useful for companies.
Big Data allows companies to collect, measure and analyze large volumes of data qualitatively and quantitatively to streamline decision-making processes.
In addition, the information already collected and analyzed can be stored in Cloud Data in a secure and reliable way, this tool allows business organizations to reduce the use of paper and folders to store such information in traditional filing systems.
Databases: can be defined as that structure of data, which have the mission to organize the information to facilitate its access, detection and management.
Through this tool all users will be able to find any type of information by using a keyword. It should also be noted that the database is located in what is known as a Data Server.
On the other hand we must point out that there are several types of data servers, among the most used we can point out:
Web servers: they fulfill the function of transferring web pages.
Database servers: they speed up the database query processes.
Free Transfer Protocol (FTP): allows users to manage files.
Application Programming Interface (API)
The Application Programming Interface (API) is a digital instrument that allows different software to exchange information with each other. This makes it easier for various systems to distribute strategic information of the company in real time.
Programming as a Data Connectivity tool.
Programming is related to the functionality of the application, because it allows to visualize in detail how the application processes data input and output.
An example of this can be found in a supplier management application, because through it, companies can distribute product catalogs and make price quotations, among others.
On the other hand, by linking the API tool with the application and programming, companies will be able to collect and process the requirements of customers and suppliers through servers for information management.