Remember the Betamax? How about eight-track tapes? If you remember either of these tape formats, you understand the importance of standards. Adhere to the wrong ones and you find yourself with a closet full of useless junk.

Adhering to standards in the data integration framework (DIF) is just as important. DIF standards help ensure successful construction, implementation and deployment of your data integration projects. DIF standards aren't just for formats ­– they're really about best practices for deploying your entire project.

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