Throughout the history of the IT industry, integration has been an important part of most projects. Integration of transactions, integration of data, or integration of processes have their own challenges and associated patterns and anti-patterns. In an age of mobile, social, and cloud, integration is more important than ever, but the scope of the challenge that is facing IT projects has changed. Partner application programming interfaces (APIs), social networks, physical sensors and devices, and many others are important sources of capability or insight. No longer is it sufficient to integrate resources under the control of the enterprise; many important resources live in the ecosystem beyond the enterprise boundaries. This IBM® Redbooks® Solution Guide focuses on using IBM products together as a "hybrid" integration solution to achieve total company integration.
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