Data integration remains a major challenge for corporations, according to a recent report by The Data Warehousing Institute (TDWI) that evaluates the progress of data integration strategies and the IT challenges associated with implementation. The study - which surveyed 672 IT and business users across multiple industries - reports that nearly 70 percent of respondents identified data integration as a high inhibitor of new-application implementation.
Regardless of business size or industry, data integration can be a sizable barrier to success that requires an enterprisewide strategy to overcome, the report asserts. The top three integration issues facing corporations are data quality and security; lack of a business case and inadequate funding; and poor data integration infrastructure.
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