Survey questions included why organizations are using EII, how they use the integrated information, the number and composition of data sources in EII projects, and details on the implementation team and the IT and development environment.
Primary Drivers for EII Projects
49% Better access to information
37% Complement other data integration approaches (ETL or EAI)
Main Reasons for Using EII
46% Combine information from disparate data sources
41% Support operational decision making
39% Feed business intelligence or other analytical applications
Applications that Use Integrated Data
58% Business Intelligence tools
47% Web-based application
42% Web Service
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