Integration Technology Primer
What is Integration
Integration of enterprise applications and data to simplify and automate business processes has become an important focus for many CIOs. It refers to both the tasks of integrating data and applications, as well as to software products that provide integration frameworks and associated tools. Integration enables the sharing of data and business functions across applications.Integration has become popular because most traditional enterprise applications were custom built to address a specific business need. As enterprises have grown, and the need to share information across departments and business areas becomes more critical, companies are turning to integration to provide a method for interconnecting these distributed and often proprietary systems.