* Auditing. Integrations between systems based on periodically polling for changed data are notorious for causing anomalies in audit logs. If a record changes multiple times within a polling period, the details of the interim changes are lost, so if auditability is core to your integration, look for or build integration solutions triggered by data being changed instead of relying on polling.
Companies adopting a hybrid cloud approach have the chance to maximize their infrastructure's scalability, price, control and flexibility. Large companies, and those with deep technical expertise, can follow the steps above to successfully overcome these integration challenges, but the connected cloud isn't limited to just them.
Any business can achieve their hybrid integration goals by enlisting systems integrators and/or leveraging third party integration tools specializing in cloud integration. Regardless of your approach, be sure to plan for the cloud-specific challenges outlined here, and take the time to realistically assess your company resources and project timeline before diving in.
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