Integration White Papers for IT Leaders
Friday, August 06, 2010
A couple of short papers that I wrote a while ago have just been made generally available. Both target IT leaders, and both were sponsored by Microsoft. The papers are:
- Integration Software: Build or Buy? When does it make sense to build your own integration server, and when are you better off buying a commercial product? This article takes a vendor-neutral look at this question from the point of view of an IT leader trying to understand the trade-offs.
- Creating Business Value Through Integration: What BizTalk Server and SQL Server Provide The only reason organizations care about integration is because of the business value it offers. But categorizing potential integration solutions and understanding the value that each can bring takes some thought. This paper walks through one approach to doing this, using Microsoft's integration technologies as examples.