Chapter Seventeen. Integration Systems

Everything should be made as simple as possible, but not simpler.

Albert Einstein

The integration systems competency addresses the need for managing the life cycle of integration systems as a distinct class of systems that provide a sustainable operating infrastructure to support the free flow of information in an organization in an integrated manner. Here are some of the key characteristics of a functioning integration systems model:

• There is a shared infrastructure where applications can use and share integration components with relative ease.

• A common hardware/software infrastructure is in place that can be easily scaled.

• Development standards are in place to name objects in a standard format for ...

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