Four Ways to Solve Cloud Integration, for Better or Worse

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  • The integration-as-a-service vendors run the integration off-premise. For some companies, this may raise questions about regulatory compliance.
  • Like all services, the costs are ongoing and based on usage and volume. At some point, this may become a serious consideration, depending on how often you’ll access the data and how many SaaS services you’re integrating.
  • This is a new market, so find out what happens if the company goes out of business or is acquired.
  • Be sure to discuss service level agreements.

Integration continues to be a major challenge for both cloud adopters and cloud vendors. A recent KPMG survey found that of approximately 350 executives, nearly a third found cloud to be harder and more expensive than they anticipated, in large part because of integration problems.

There are four basic options for solving cloud integration. Keep in mind that your cloud service provider may offer these options for free or as an add-on, but your organization can also handle the integration separately with a third-party provider or by building it yourself.


Related Topics : Cloud Computing, Dell, Services Vendors, SMBs, Web Platform Vendors

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