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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)

Why Energy Companies Like Data Virtualization

Discovering new upstream sources, smoothly delivering products through downstream distribution channels, and complying with extensive regulations are keys to success in the energy business.  And information is the fuel that enables these successes. Unfortunately prior IT investments have resulted in numerous data silos and significant complexity that is making it harder than ever to turn information into business success. Four of the top five global energy companies rely on data virtualization to provide the diverse information required across a range of strategic initiatives a... (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)

How Data Virtualization Improves Data Quality

Data Quality Is Key to Business Success Poor data quality costs businesses billions every year.  It causes business leaders to make poor decisions.   It increases customer dissatisfaction and churn to reduce revenues.  It increases costs to perform remediation.  It discourages employees by setting a low performance bar. Yet, even with these significant issues, enterprises struggle to improve data quality. Improving Data Quality Is More Difficult Than Ever Data quality, once the focus of just a few data stewards, has become a business and IT challenge of unprecedented scale.  Not on... (more)

How to Justify Data Virtualization Investments

Proving compelling return is critical for any investment today.  This is especially important for IT investments which are often an enterprise or government agency's largest capital expense. Technology for technology's sake does not cut it.  Increasing business complexities and a plethora of technology choices creates greater-than-ever demands for diligence when making IT investments. IT Business Case 101 IT business cases must demonstrate value through tangible business and IT metrics that align with the strategic objectives of the business units that they serve. Further, not o... (more)