Integrating to Whats In Place
Before you move ahead with new applications, you must ensure the ability to integrate with existing integration solutions. Organizations have existing investments with ETL, business intelligence and other solutions to connect information sources. A new solution should, at a minimum, be able to treat existing solutions as an information source so they can be included in any new integration strategies.
Because many organizations have existing ETL-based platforms and designed business processes around them, it might not make sense to start over. As mentioned, information integration should be an ongoing process, and technology should be evaluated and added as requirements change. Organizations should consider adding platforms that address evolving requirements such as real-time access, flexible security, and support of less structured data sources.
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