The enterprise information integration (EII) market is on the brink of strong growth and implementation by a wide variety of Fortune 1000 companies, as major suppliers such as IBM enter the market, according to a report by Aberdeen Group, a leading market analysis and positioning services firm. Moreover, this growth is not a "flash in the pan," but a direct result of measurable benefits from EII not achievable by previous solutions.

EII infrastructure aggregates data and coordinates transactions across back- end data sources. At its most powerful, EII allows all back-end information to be seen as if it came from one comprehensive, global database. Its many benefits range from improving the real-time characteristics of business intelligence to easing mergers and speeding development of enterprise portals and e-business integration applications.

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