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If you have been doing data or business process integration for a while, you understand the importance of an integration competency center (ICC). The reason is simple.  An integration competency center can be IT's expressway to delivering value to the business. How ICCs Provide Business and IT Value A number of ICC value propositions are now mainstream including: Business users become familiar with the ICC's requirements definition and governance processes. This makes them more comfortable with needed IT rigor. IT develops a consistent SDLC that shares resources optimally across projects rather that improves the quality of deliverables and reduces project costs. New technologies, for example, data virtualization, can be easily folded into the ICC enabling faster adoption and quicker return on new capital investments. Leverage Prior ICC Investments An Integration Compe... (more)

Now's the Time to Take the Leap into Data Virtualization

Financial services IT generally leads any new technology wave. Large telecoms, pharmaceuticals, and energy firms follow quickly, with retail, government and smaller enterprises typically adopting as new technologies move to mainstream. Given that data virtualization has now reached mainstream, how is small and mid-sized organization adoption of data virtualization proceeding?  And how are these firms benefiting? What Is Data Virtualization? Data virtualization is a data integration approach and technology organizations use to provide users with a business view of data, improve b... (more)

Twelve Good Reasons to Use Data Virtualization

An IDC research study found that, in 2010, the universe of information exceeded one zettabyte, or one trillion gigabytes, for the first time in history, and is expected to grow another nine fold over the next five years. Just keeping up is a huge challenge. Further this data resides in various silos developed over many years of technology acquisition and business consolidation. So add data integration to your "most important things to-do" list. Data Virtualization to the Rescue Data virtualization has been purpose-built to address these challenges through an agile, high-value data ... (more)

It’s Here! The First Book on Data Virtualization

Take the Data Virtualization Plunge Are you ready for a 201 page deep dive into data virtualization? If so, you are in for a treat. On October 11, 2011  the first book written on data virtualization, Data Virtualization: Going Beyond Traditional Data Integration to Achieve Business Agility was introduced to positive reviews from some of today's leading business intelligence (BI) and data integration analysts. Data Virtualization Adoption at Ten Enterprises Profiled Data Virtualization: Going Beyond Traditional Data Integration to Achieve Business Agility explores today's data virtua... (more)

The Agile Business – Why Data Virtualization Is Needed

"In the struggle for survival, the fittest win out at the expense of their rivals because they succeed in adapting themselves best to their environment." This quote from Charles Darwin's Origin of Species in 1859 captures the essence of every organization's need to continuously adapt in response to a complex and dynamic business environment. To survive and be competitive, the organization must be adaptable. And adaptability requires the agility to quickly take advantage of new or changing business opportunities. Business agility is the most important overall success factor for ... (more)