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You get on your computers and go to work or play. You chat and get instant responses or send emails and feel certain they were delivered, perhaps around the world, to a different system altogether, even in another language.
Something has to pull all these things together for you. And you get ads, no matter where you are on the computer. Change from one browser and one system to another, and you will find the same ad. It is server to server integration.
Computer geeks say the cloud is the greatest innovation yet. It is growing with the changes in our lives. Say you go into a department store online at eleven at night and want to find a certain board. If you are in the store, you must find the section where that board is sold. You walk and walk, only to find that the board you want is in a different section. You must walk some more.
On the computer, a store that sells many different products, by many means several thousand items, must have all these items able to come up quickly and easily along with their price and availability. All this must be easy to find. It must be quickly discovered, fast and easy. It works on a server-to-server integration. Server to server applications find all those items and sets them in order. No matter where you are, when you are looking, they will come up. You can find that board and have it shipped.
Behind the scenes, somewhere in the actual store, each product is waiting for your search.
50% of the companies on Forbes in 2000 that were involved with server applications are no longer there. The industry is growing too fast. The computer industry is going wild trying to keep up. There are so many things to be integrated.
One of the problems for a layperson is the language computer people use. They cut down names to initials which they then combine, so S2S means server to server. You integrate a tattoo onto your body. You integrate a light onto your car. You integrate some information on your computer, bringing or sending information in real-time.
For a detailed explanation, here is a link:
This link explains a lot but gets technical towards the halfway mark.
Where is that information between here and there, and how does it know to go where you want it? You don’t see a written line of script in code or any other way going along. How does that happen?
It goes fast as an electrical streak in code. These streaks are all around you all the time. There is one place in the U.S. that doesn’t allow these signals, and some people need to find that signal-free place for their health.
Integration is putting two things together
What would the computer be if you could not find out some information with it? You would not have email, chat, or shopping. You would not be able to find information. You could write things, draw pictures, like that, but that would be all.
You need to use the computer to reach out to the greater world, to go beyond the small office space where your computer is sitting. When the computers were new, they used cards with the information punched on them. The large machines clicked and whirled and passed the card along until it came out the other end with the information. There was no screen upon which to see things, no word printing or no printing at all. Omitting the outside world, the world of the computer needed integrating to make it more usable.
Before integration, accountants had to write their own system as there wasn’t any way to integrate the credits and debits or get a financial report. They needed to be integrated and soon were. That was integrating only on the computer.
Windows came and browsers, too, that let the computer communicate with the greater world. Now we have experienced Covid and the changes that have evolved in the business world. And needless to say, these changes are going to last for a long time.