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Enterprise Application Integration (EAI) Is No Longer an Optional Consideration for Australian Organisations, Advises IDC

  • 22 June, 2005 11:27

<p>NORTH SYDNEY, June 22nd 2005 – Every day companies across Australia are working hard in an attempt to get their software to connect while working within budget, but often feel they are fumbling together mismatched puzzle pieces to ultimately end up with an unrealistic picture. Some may do tedious programming to cobble together disparate systems, and others may simply physically connect PCs to servers.</p>
<p>According to IDC research ('Cutting the Gordian Knot of Business Integration' IDC 2005 ITEyewitness Report) Australian businesses will spend more than AU$ 2,490 Million dollars on integration during 2005, which represents around one dollar in every ten dollars they spend on technology (encompassing IT hardware, software or services). Integrating IT systems across an enterprise takes time, drains resources and, if not done properly, can leave the company far from the image of dynamic IT they may have visualised months or years, earlier. Everyone involved - CIOs, MIS managers, IS managers, CFOs, CEOs, line of business managers, project managers, system architects, information services mangers, to name a few – feel the strain of enterprise integration.</p>
<p>But Australian enterprises need not despair! There is a more strategic way to manage the "big picture" – enterprise application integration (EAI).</p>
<p>IDC's annual Asia/Pacific Enterprise Integration Conference ( is being held in Sydney next Tuesday June 28, in the Star City ballroom. IDC's IT analysts and speakers Oracle, HP, SoftwareAG, SAP and Ericsson, will share their experiences and solutions relating to EAI.</p>
<p>EAI has become more strategic than ever, as companies try to bring multiple systems into a common framework, and this event will expore how EAI can take away the pain of integration with a single platform for centralised integration, based on a common set of data structures and rules.</p>
<p>"More and more organisations now understand that their business agility is contingent on integrating disparate systems, data stores and business processes. Every company needs to carefully analyse their business requirements and fully comprehend the risks and costs associated with various integration solutions available today," commented Vipul Bhargava, IDC IT Analyst.</p>
<p>Mr Bhargava will be speaking about EAI at the Enterprise Integration event and is the author of a recent IDC report 'Cutting the Gordian Knot of Business Integration,' a report which offers advice on the real benefits of moving towards an adaptive architecture whilst looking at some of the challenges that may arise if the project is not planned carefully and due diligence is not taken.</p>
<p>IT Executives still have the opportunity to register for IDC's Enterprise Integration at Star City in Sydney next Tuesday June 28. Visit the website for more information about the event and if you are an IT Executive you may register complimentary at</p>
<p>For event press enquiries please contact:
Belinda Johnson
Marketing Director
Phone: 61 2 9925 2236</p>
<p>For research press enquiries please contact:
Vipul Bhargava
IT Analyst, IT Management Programme
Phone: 61 2 9925 2254</p>
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