Integration to remain a headache for 2003.

Position:Internet Focus - According to Butler Group report - Brief Article - Industry Overview

IT vendors are missing a trick, as Butler Group believes that there is a latent demand for EAI solutions. Time and time again, integration is cited as being the biggest point of pain within organisations, yet, even by the vendors' own admissions, this is not borne out in the actual level of investment in EAI technology.

According to Butler Group's report `EAI and Web Services--Cutting the cost of Enterprise Integration', there are two principal reasons for this--firstly, existing solutions are too complex and expensive; secondly, there is no business process ownership within organisations. Although Web services has been hyped as a low-cost alternative for integration, the reality is still a number of years off and companies must first concentrate on a Business Process...

To continue reading