Choosing Technology to Suit Your Needs & Overcome Data Integration Issues

The beauty of living and working in a modern and technologically advanced world is that there are a multitude of options to help achieve certain goals…the issue? Being able to determine what the right option to achieve the particular goal is, and dealing with potential issues that may arise.

Understanding potential data integration challenges that exist can help to overcome them. Here are some things to be mindful of:

Data Problems
There is nothing that brings data problems to the forefront like the data-integration process. The process brings to light challenges with data integration when data is incorrect, missing, uses the wrong format, incomplete, and so on. Before onboarding systems, businesses should first profile data to assess its quality—for both the data source and the environment in which it will integrate.

Timing
Any data-integration system that doesn’t take into account how to deliver real-time data as well as periodic access isn’t worth its salt. For an integration solution to work, it must be able to handle real-time needs and batch updates to suit the business activities it’s designed to support.

Isolation
In most cases, applications are built and deployed in isolation, making data integration an afterthought. In an ideal world, business professionals would build and deploy business applications with data integration challenges in mind, so that they’d already be thinking about how to tackle issues like the workflows of their colleagues, as well as compliance and future technology upgrades and additions.’ (source: bedrockdata.com)

Here at Horizant we ensure to help all of our clients make the best decisions to effectively meet their specific needs. Contact us to learn more!

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