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Challenges posed by cloud application integration surmountable

Rachel Wheeler

August 23, 2010

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An increasing number of businesses continue to adopt cloud-based software as a service (SaaS), but many challenges remain as some companies are adopting a hybrid system, it has been stated.

Cloud-based applications have improved reliability in the recent past, which has made it possible for companies to quickly roll out business tools without having to enlist IT consultants, processor.com reports.

Info-Tech Research Group recently produced a report, which identified data migration from legacy systems to online providers, replication and real time synchronization as the main challenges.

According to consultant and application integration pioneer David Linthicum, the adoption of a mixture of internal and external systems poses some challenges, but not insurmountable ones.

This is because the potential combinations of data sources and destinations are infinite thanks to the variety of applications, workflows, and data repositories incorporated in most enterprises.

According to Computer World, cloud computing is set to grow significantly over the next few years.

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