CIO Survey: Web Services Up for Info Integration

IT executives are increasingly interested in using web services techniques to design and deliver complex, multi-source integrations, according to a recent survey of 170 IT execs, including CIOs and architects. IDN takes a look at what survey researchers say is a major breakthrough for the acceptance of web services approaches for complicated and mission-critical Enterprise Information Integration (EII) projects.

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IT executives are increasingly interested in using web services techniques to design and deliver complex, multi-source integrations, according to a recent survey of 170 IT execs, including CIOs and architects.



Survey researchers say the results show is a breakthrough for the acceptance of web services approaches for complicated and mission-critical Enterprise Information Integration (EII) projects.



The 2005 Enterprise Information Integration (EII) Survey results show increasing synergy between EII and Web Services, especially among organizations that have successfully deployed multiple EII applications.



Inside the EII Study's Top Findings

  • Expert EII Users Embrace Web Services: Among users who have deployed multiple EII applications 63% use a Web Service as a data source in their EII
    projects and 53% publish their combined information as a Web Service.


  • EII Complements Other Data Integration Efforts: Almost half (47%) the people who have deployed multiple EII applications use EII in conjunction with other data integration approaches such as ETL or EAI.


  • EII Feeds Business Intelligence Applications: Business intelligence was the most popular destination for integrated information with 58% of all respondents
    mentioning Business Objects, Cognos, Hyperion, MicroStrategy, or other BI tools. Web-based applications were the second most popular destination with 47%,
    followed by Web Services with 42%.

    "2005 was a big year for EII, both in the number of deployments and size of each individual implementation" said Nick Zhang, CEO of Ipedo, in a statement. Ipedo's EII solutions integarte SQL and ZQuery capabilities on a single platform. "This study demonstrates that EII has emerged as a key component of major enterprise IT initiatives, such as Web Services and business intelligence, across a wide range of industries of all sizes," Zhang added.



    Enterprise Information Integration (EII) is the integration of data from multiple systems into a unified, consistent and accurate representation geared toward the viewing and manipulation of the data.



    The EII survey was co-sponsored by ebizQ, a leading business integration web site, and Decideo, a European on-line business intelligence community.



    Further, EII integrates the information assets of the enterprise by providing access to diverse information sources from a variety of disparate siloes of information. The Enterprise Information Integration Portal will keep you up to date on the latest vendors, architectures and methodologies surrounding this rapidly expanding topic. You'll want to read all the articles and columns on EII to help you get the right information to the right people at the right time.





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