My name is Robin Ericsson and I have been at iBiz Solutions for about two months. I am currently “in training” to become a part of the iBiz Solutions integration team.
During my first time at iBiz Solutions my focus has been to learn to work with and understand system integration with an emphasis on Microsoft BizTalk Server. I have had a great help from internal courses, course material and exercises that we have in the company. By doing the exercises and reading the material I have gotten a basic understanding and knowledge in the subjects.
As I am pretty much fresh out of school, I have been wondering about why there are not more courses at universities that focus on system integration or widely used system integration solutions such as Microsoft BizTalk Server or Tibco. I did some searches at antagning.se (a portal for university studies in Sweden) for “system integration”, “systemintegration”, “Microsoft BizTalk Server” and “Tibco”. What I could find was there are some courses that take up system integration as small part of a course but there is only one course that focuses totally on system integration and that is being held at Karlstad University.
This is why I want to do a shout out to all of the universities in Sweden that have courses and/or programs in IT to consider adding a course in System Integration, as we all know it is one of the most important aspects in IT today and I think that students would have great use of knowledge on the subject.