Strategy: SaaS Integration
Silos Redux: Integrating In-House and SaaS Systems
Our InformationWeek Analytics 2011 Enterprise Applications Survey of 314 business technology professionals, conducted in May, revealed some interesting thinking about the addition of SaaS to the enterprise application mix. While we found expectations high around integration, we also saw universal disappointment with the ability of these applications to tie into the IT environment.
We hear a lot about cloud orchestration and enterprise service buses; these concepts are building momentum in the SaaS environment. But the diversity of applications and abundance of standards makes implementing these platforms problematic, Still, you can develop an enterprise architecture that supports integration. Here’s how. (S3120711)