Integration continue to be a high priority for organisations. The need to integrate best of breed applications, data integration or support B2B connectivity remains an often heard requirement in addition to integration with software-as-a-service or cloud based information.
The approach to integration should be carefully planned to ensure it supports the organisations strategy. A move towards service orientation and SOA, requires not only the right integration software but also a layer of governance to control the direction and exploit all possible benefits.
As more organisations move away from point-to-point and hub-and-spoke integration towards ESB and SOA architectures supporting real-time data flows becomes a priority. With real-time processing comes added requirements for support and monitoring.
Increased use of cloud based software-as-a-service requires integration of on-premise data and processes with external cloud based data or SaaS.
Vendor options span from open source vendors like MuleSoft and Mirth Corp. to proprietary solutions from InterSystems and Oracle. As cost and features vary, from lean integration platforms to large product suites, selecting a vendor to base an integration strategy on can be a challenge.
To ensure a holistic approach requires looking at more than just connectivity. Service implementation and orchestration, business intelligence and business process management, development, deployment and ongoing support are some of the areas which must be addressed in order to ensure that the integration platform supports the overall business strategy.
With its roots in the integration space, EAIPortal is well placed to advice and assist in achieving a true enterprise wide integration solution.
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