Gartner Research

How to Integrate Infrastructure Technologies in Support of an Intelligent Business Platform

Published: 25 February 2013

ID: G00246795

Analyst(s): Jess Thompson, W. Roy Schulte

Summary

Global functional managers can support new approaches to business decision making by integrating symbiotic infrastructure components into a platform that supports intelligent business operations. It's not a simple task, but the rewards can be substantial.

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  • Impacts

Analysis

Impacts and Recommendations

  • By integrating widely used software infrastructure technologies (middleware) into a platform, staff supporting the independent disciplines using those technologies can enable IT organizations to effectively implement intelligent business operations
  • Large IT organizations' technical heterogeneity will force architects and middleware specialists to apply integration design patterns and technologies to enable intelligent business operations
  • The widely dispersed ownership and control of applications, data and processes will push IT leaders to federate COEs to support large-scale intelligent business operations

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