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December 18, 2013

IT’s Groundhog Day: Don’t Make the Same Integration Mistakes in the Cloud

It’s the CIO’s version of Groundhog Day: Business units want a solution, but do not want to wait on IT. So the division leaders bypass IT by funding the solution from their own budget. Eventually, it all comes out and IT has to solve the ensuing integration problems.

The cloud has only multiplied the problem and added one more complication: Now, business users aren’t willing to put up with IT taking its sweet time on solving the integration problem, even if the business caused it, Gartner VP and Research Fellow Massimo Pezzini told Information Age.

And yet, as InformationWeek’s State of Cloud Computing Survey revealed, many companies are still trying to solve integration with manual coding.