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How to Identify the Right Basic Approach for Your Application Integration Project

Published: 01 August 2013

ID: G00247409

Analyst(s): Benoit Lheureux , Jess Thompson, Paolo Malinverno, Massimo Pezzini


There are four basic approaches for implementing application integration projects. We outline the essential evaluation criteria for each one to help IT leaders choose the best solution and ensure project success.

Table Of Contents
  • Key Challenges



  • Recognize That There Are Four Basic Approaches
  • Express Your Preference for a Particular Approach
  • Compare the Four Approaches
    • Approach 1: Custom Point-to-Point Integration
    • Approach 2: On-Premises Integration Platforms
    • Approach 3: iPaaS
    • Approach 4: Integration Brokerage

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