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Follow These Application Integration Guidelines Before You Begin Your Project

Published: 14 February 2013

ID: G00245391

Analyst(s): Jess Thompson, Ben Huang, Benoit Lheureux


Application integration requirements come from many sources, from traditional on-premises to cloud services. Directors of integration and B2B e­commerce, application managers and IT leaders responsible for cloud/SaaS and other integration should follow these five steps to make the right choice.

Table Of Contents
  • Key Challenges



  • Determine What You're Integrating
  • Determine the Project Scope
  • Decide How to Deploy Integration Functionality With Various Consumption Models
  • Decide When to Federate
  • Align Application Integration With SOA, BPM and Cloud Initiatives

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