Break Down Data Silos With Data Integration

Integrate your data or disintegrate your business.

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Not having a business-aligned approach to data integration results in:

  • Inefficient, inaccurate, and delayed decision making.
  • Wasted resources due to inefficient operations and processes.
  • Inaccurate insights, inconsistent or erroneous operational and management reports, and ineffective cross-departmental use of analytics.

Having a business-aligned approach to data integration results in:

  • Good data quality, allowing you to generate insights into customer intimacy, operational excellence, and innovation leadership.
  • Effective data architecture tactics driven by business need for data.
  • A corporate culture that holds data as a priority and an asset.

Module 1: Collect Data Integration Requirements

The Purpose

  • Explain approach and value proposition.
  • Review the common business drivers and how the organization is driving a need to optimize data integration.
  • Understand Info-Tech’s approach to data integration.

Key Benefits Achieved

  • Current integration architecture is understood.
  • Priorities for tactical initiatives in the data architecture practice related to integration are identified.
  • Target state for data integration is defined.

Activities: Outputs:
1.1 Discuss the current data integration environment and the pains that are felt by the business and IT.
1.2 Determine what the problem statement and business case look like to kick-start a data integration improvement initiative.
1.3 Understand data integration requirements from the business.
  • Data Integration Requirements Gathering Tool

Module 2: Collect Data Integration Requirements

The Purpose

  • Understand what the business requires from the integration solution.
  • Identify the common technical requirements and how they relate to business requirements.
  • Review the trends in data integration to take advantage of new technologies.
  • Brainstorm how the data integration trends can fit within your environment.

Key Benefits Achieved

  • Business-aligned requirements gathered for the integration solution.

Activities: Outputs:
2.1 Understand what the business requires from the integration solution.
  • Data Integration Requirements Gathering Tool
2.2 Identify the common technical requirements and how they relate to business requirements.
  • Data Integration Trends Presentation

Module 3: Analyze Data Integration Requirements

The Purpose

  • Learn about the various integration patterns that support organizations’ data integration architecture.
  • Determine the pattern that best fits within your environment.

Key Benefits Achieved

  • Improvement initiatives are defined.
  • Improvement initiatives are evaluated and prioritized to develop an improvement strategy.
  • A roadmap is defined to depict when and how to tackle the improvement initiatives.

Activities: Outputs:
3.1 Learn about the various integration patterns that support organizations’ data integration architecture.
  • Integration Reference Architecture Patterns
  • Data Integration POC Template
3.2 Determine the pattern that best fits within your environment.
  • Data Integration Mapping Tool

Module 4: Create Your Solution’s Source to Target Data Model

The Purpose

  • Determine if a POC approach is required for the environment.
  • Document the business activities, sources and targets of your new integration solution.
  • Identify the types of transformations required.
  • Identify the metadata that should be captured.

Key Benefits Achieved

  • Improvement initiatives are defined.
  • Improvement initiatives are evaluated and prioritized to develop an improvement strategy.
  • A roadmap is defined to depict when and how to tackle the improvement initiatives.

Activities: Outputs:
4.1 Determine if a POC approach is required for the environment.
4.2 Document the business activities, sources and targets of your new integration solution.
4.3 Identify the types of transformations required.
4.4 Identify the metadata that should be captured.
  • Data Integration Mapping Tool

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