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Enterprise Integration: The Essential Guide to Integration Solutions by William Ruh, Beth Gold-Bernstein

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Chapter Five. Current Integration Environment Assessment

Executive Overview

A common mistake made in many organizations is to start their enterprise integration architecture activity with a clean sheet of paper. This is neither feasible nor desirable in almost any situation. The current architecture, whether efficient or not, is the starting point for any activity. In fact, the main point of any integration architecture is to allow for reuse of the current IT assets for the use of new business functions. Also, existing software might be employed as part of the overall architecture.

This chapter is about how to structure your assessment of the current environment. It describes the major categories under which integration technology and approaches ...

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