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The Hybrid² Integration Challenge

CIOs Are Juggling Heterogeneous Integration Silos And Cloud Apps

May 1, 2013

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As current application environments get more complex and heterogeneous, the respective data and application logic is spread across a multitude of different environments — both on premises and in the cloud. As a result, maintaining the consistency of business logic and data structures is becoming one key differentiator for integration products. This report introduces Forrester's concept of hybrid² integration, in which federated on-premises and cloud-based integration helps improve the interoperability of existing and new silos of application, B2B, and data integration. Enterprises that are rapidly expanding their use of SaaS applications and cloud infrastructures and looking to tackle the multidimensional complexity of integration should familiarize themselves with hybrid² integration.

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Table of Contents

  • Hybrid Application Environments Have Become The Norm
  • Digital Business Design Becomes A Difficult Mission
  • Hybrid² Integration Enables A Big-Picture Perspective And Approach
  • recommendations

  • CIOs Need To Avoid The Integration Tsunami
  • Supplemental Material