Chapter 3. Exploring Synchronous Integration

Introduction

There are as many reasons why systems need to integrate as there are methods for doing so. One thing is clear—for a competitive edge, businesses need to integrate internally as well as allow customers to integrate externally to their core business processes. It’s a clear trend that companies that can leverage and coordinate their internal business processes to a single platform from a diverse chaotic one can gain a competitive edge. Systems tend to grow exponentially and are governed by factors such as mergers and acquisitions, diverse internal development groups, system purchases, and others. The typical application landscape in an enterprise is an unfocused one. Couple this with the ...

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