e-Business is about integration, in that business units and their IT systems should be connected for sharing information across IT-system, organizational and geographic boundaries. e-Business is also about intelligence, in that the digital flow of information should be tapped to contribute to decision making that improves an organization's efficiency and effectiveness. "Intelligration" results from the intersection of these two e-Business requirements: data integration and business intelligence.

THE HURWITZ TAKE: Extensible markup language (XML) is now established as a significant enabler for software infrastructures that contribute to e-Business intelligration:

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