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Best Practices for 'Proofs of Concept' for Data Integration Tools

Published: 25 January 2008

ID: G00154587

Analyst(s): Ted Friedman

Summary

Proof of concept activities are a valuable component of a data integration tools evaluation and selection effort. Organizations can use a properly scoped and executed proof of concept to clearly understand how well the tools fit relative to their functional requirements, and the benefits they offer.

Table Of Contents
  • Overview
  • POC — Your Data Integration Tools Evaluation Isn't Complete Without It!
  • Planning and Design of the POC
  • Execution of the POC
  • Evaluating the POC Results
  • POC Results Have Significant Value, but Must Be Weighed Along With Other Factors

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