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The Integrator's Dilemma: Can a Bimodal Approach Balance Integration Agility and Control?

Published: 09 July 2014

ID: G00263194

Analyst(s): Benoit Lheureux , Massimo Pezzini , Keith Guttridge


Digitalization, Nexus of Forces, APIs and LOB adoption of the "high speed" adaptive approach to integration have rendered your centralized, ICC-led systematic approach to integration inflexible. It's time for a federated, bimodal approach to integration that combines the best of both approaches.

Table Of Contents
  • Key Challenges



  • Adopt the Adaptive and Citizen Integrator Approaches to Integration for High-Velocity Projects
  • Midsize or Large Organizations Should Adopt a Bimodal (Systematic Plus Adaptive) Approach to Address Both Traditional and Emerging Integration Requirements
  • To Succeed in the Bimodal Approach, Existing ICCs Should Evolve Their Predominantly Centralized, ICC-Led Organization Into a More Federated, Joint ICC/LOB-Led Organization
  • Midsize or Large Organizations Should Develop a Solution Framework to Technically Support an ICC-Facilitated Adaptive Approach to Integration

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