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Enterprise Application Integration Development Enterprise application integration has always been a challenge, and with the surfacing of new technologies for hosting infrastructure, platform and software across locations integration has become even more demanding and complex. Business needs are constantly changing and the traditional application integration methods do not meet arising challenges, thereby bringing out threats to the agility of an organization. When done correctly, with the right choice of technology, application integration can deliver immeasurable strategic and technical value. Successful Implementation The primary step towards a successful implementation is the defining of goals. It is imperative for stakeholders to understand the business drivers for integrating applications and get information under management. It is also necessary for the stakeholders to know about the accessible applications and services under management, the core business processes and their dependencies, their integration scenarios like Application-to-Application, Business-to-Business, and Cloud based applications. The next important step is to define high level objectives, the requirements management that tackle organization's actual near-term, midterm, and long-term integration needs and road map for the features and functions to be deployed. Selecting the right integration Technology The next crucial step once you have set your goals, is selecting the right integration technology. It is of large importance to choose integration tools that provides a one-stop solution for all the required integration needs and offers a quick and effortless deployment alternative. It should require minimal IT support and also offers enhanced flexibility while supporting functional reusability. The chosen technology must have self-regulating change management system and also deliver interoperability. It must also meet the requirements for enterprise class security and supports multiple versions for the same tool or application. It is possible to create a successful and customized tools ecosystem with standardized SOA based tools specific omnibus adapters. These tools can be from any vendor or any legacy data or any custom homegrown application development and IT tools. Choosing the right integration technology in software development life cycle has advantages that are not typically found in the vendor specific point tools or even a suite of tools. It has become extremely important to leverage more ROI out of existing infrastructure and applications and organizations are continually challenged with finding out ways to do so. An effective application strategy is imperative to overcoming this challenge. Opt the right integration technology and adhere to the best practices to ascertain an agile, reliable and scalable platform that is prepared to extend the life of existing applications and be ready to meet the future application development demands. Learn more about: visual studio integration & service request management


Enterprise Application Integration Development