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Overcoming the Integration Ties that Bind Us to Legacy Systems

August 12, 2010 |
IT definitely has a love/hate relationship with legacy apps. On the one hand, you hate them, because they don't play well with the newer technologies. They're hard to maintain and nobody wants the
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Identifying SOA's ROI Still a Challenge

August 11, 2010 |
Service-oriented architecture's Achilles' Heel has always been demonstrating return on investment. Apparently, that hasn't changed: Gartner analyst Matt Holte was recently in Australia, discussing
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Blogger Questions Data-First Cloud Integration

August 10, 2010 |
Phil Wainewright raises an integration point worth pondering in recent ebizQ post. He notes that while the cloud should make it easy to take a process-first approach to integration, most of the Saas
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Tackling the 'People Problems' of Integration

August 09, 2010 |
In a way, it's easier to talk about integration as an IT problem. After all, if it's technology, it can be fixed. Granted, it might be wicked expensive to fix it, but most of the time, it can be
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Siperian After Informatica's Buyout: Integration and More Integration

August 06, 2010 |
It's always interesting to me to see how buy-outs play out, particularly when it comes to integrating new product lines. Of course, you don't always hear what happens, or if you do, it's so lost in
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How to Make an Integration Hairball

August 05, 2010 |
Hair ball: noun: a compact mass of hair formed in the stomach especially of a shedding animal (as a cat) that cleanses its coat by licking - called also trichobezoar-Merriam-Webster Dictionary  
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Could Integration Become IT's Main Job?

August 04, 2010 |

Integration is something of a side issue for IT. It's the route you take, not the destination. But in the future, integration could become IT's primary responsibility, according to a prediction from

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Time to Check Under the Hood of BI Systems

August 03, 2010 |
If you haven't looked at how your IT division is handling master data for business intelligence (BI), you should probably check under the hood: This seems to be a problem area for many organizations,
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Building Own Metadata Management Solution Popular Topic

August 02, 2010 |
A few weeks ago, I referenced a piece that explained how to use a wiki and an ETL tool to manage metadata. I thought I was being clever when I titled it "Metadata Management, MacGyver-Style," and
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The Management Problems of Too-Easy Integration

July 30, 2010 |
Almost daily, I share stories about the troubles and tribulations caused by integration.There's just no shortage of examples of business strategies thwarted, business processes stalled and business
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SOA and the Cloud: If It's Gonna Work, You Gotta Plan

July 29, 2010 |
Sometimes, analysts, consultants and other experts enjoy a good argument over semantics. They like to get into disagreements over nuances. If you asked them, they'd tell you these seemingly academic
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The Cloud as the Modern Deus Ex Machina

July 28, 2010 |
Whenever Greek playwrights managed to put their heroes into too-tight-spots, they would rescue the hero through the deus ex machina, literally, god from a machine-a reference to a deity appearing
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Better Health Care Through Integration? Absolutely.

July 27, 2010 |
I don't know why people are always talking about the need for electronic health records (EHRs). Where I live, we have a very effective system: Me, driving around getting hard copies of my patient
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Silos: Not Just About the Technology

July 26, 2010 |
Craig Roth recently wrote what has to be one of the best lines about business technology -- at least from an integration perspective -- that I've ever read: In the real universe, the grand
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Webinar Focuses on Defining 'Master Data' with Modeling

July 23, 2010 |
One of the more frustrating problems with master data management is that "master data" isn't always easily defined. You would think this would be a no-brainer-it's data about the customer and
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The Challenges and Opportunities of External Data

July 22, 2010 |
One of the more exciting business developments these days is the potential for buying and sharing data via the cloud. I'm not talking about your product catalog, I'm talking about obtaining data that
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Metadata Management, MacGyver Style

July 22, 2010 |
Did you know you could use clear nail polish to keep an eyeglass screw in place, deter rust stains in the bathroom or seal an envelope that's lost its stickiness? I didn't either, although, after
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Mergers Expected in B2B Integration, SaaS

July 20, 2010 |
One of the major and oft-repeated predictions this year was that there would be a slew of mergers and acquisitions in the tech sector. While I don't have the information to compare this year against
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A Second Look at Microsoft Data Services

July 19, 2010 |
Last week, when I wrote about Microsoft's foray into master data management, I admit I wasn't impressed - and I didn't think the analyst reports were either. After all, this is Microsoft, so it's
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Data Governance More Popular Among Those Deploying MDM

July 16, 2010 |
It seems companies are interested in applying master data management beyond the typical master data domains of customer and product data. According to a recent survey by The Information Difference,
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