Gartner Research

Optimize Integration Investments and Maximize Their Business Benefits

Published: 22 September 2016

ID: G00314364

Analyst(s): Elizabeth Golluscio, Mary Wilcox, Keith Guttridge

Summary

Application integration leaders struggle to both articulate the business value of their current integration infrastructure, and obtain resources to meet new digital business requirements. They should follow these best practices to maximize the business benefits of their integration investments.

Table Of Contents
  • Key Challenges

Introduction

Analysis

  • Develop and Articulate an Investment Strategy to Maximize Integration Productivity
  • Use Gartner's Integration Maturity Model to Guide Investments That Optimize Integration Productivity and Business Value
    • Level 1: Ad Hoc
    • Level 2: Enlightened
    • Level 3: Systematic
    • Level 4: Bimodal (Systematic and Adaptive)
    • Level 5: Plug-and-Play
  • Monitor Top-Level KPIs and Exploit Opportunities to Drive High-Visibility Business Benefits

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