*Rox Fox, Vice President, Application Development, Liaison Technologies, su NetworkWorld
1 – Is integration a required internal core competency?
For some enterprises, having in-house integration capabilities is important for commercial or other essential business reasons. Recognizing this early and proactively building out the staff and resources needed to efficiently manage and complete integration projects is essential.
2 – Should integration be a CAPEX or OPEX expense?
The increasing complexity of cloud integration projects means that building out an internal team will require a capital investment in expert personnel and software. For some organizations, this relatively fixed capital expenditure may be a better use of resources, even though it requires greater up-front investment. For others, such a capital expenditure may not be feasible or efficient. For these enterprises, outsourcing projects to an integration broker allows the function to occur as a regular operating expense, reducing or eliminating the up-front cost, and providing a more regular cost-structure.
3 – What is the deployment timeline?
As cloud services become increasingly pervasive in the IT solutions market, deployment timelines are tightening as departments demand rapid access to enhanced functionality, but many organizations are only just beginning to build out core competency around integration. For those with the strictest timelines, structuring an internal integration function may not be an option.
When in-house integration is not workable due to cost, time, or other considerations such as lack of internal expertise, outsourcing the integration option can provide not only a short-term fix, but offer a long-term strategy, especially around cloud integration. Cloud Services Brokers have existing integration infrastructure that can be leveraged for rapid deployment, and can increase capacity on demand, offering scalability where it’s needed most. A
As the key criteria and requirements around data management continue to expand, cloud integration will play an important role. It is critical that CIOs and their organizations develop a comprehensive and proactive integration strategy that efficiently and consistently scales to the evolving hybrid integration needs of the business.
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