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This article is part of the Issue 8, August 2012 issue of Benefits of using a data sandbox
There's no question that data integration technology is a good thing. So why aren't businesses using it as much as they should be? Data integration software has evolved significantly from the days when it primarily consisted of extract, transform and load (ETL) tools. The technologies available now can automate the process of integrating data from source systems around the world in real time if that's what companies want. Data integration tools can also increase IT productivity and make it easier to incorporate new data sources into data warehouses and business intelligence (BI) systems for users to analyze. More on using and managing data integration tools Read an interview with article author Rick Sherman on automated integration versus manual coding Learn about the potential risks and rewards of doing data integration in the cloud Find out why software alone isn't the full answer to data integration problems But despite tremendous gains in the capabilities and performance of data integration tools, as well as expanded offerings in the marketplace, much of... Access >>>
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Integration software has matured in recent years, but consultant Rick Sherman writes that many IT managers aren't aware of the increased capabilities.
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