Warning Signs: Integration Project in Progress

I found this quote and sign over on the DevCentral site and felt they were both worth reposting here:

“Whenever anyone say ‘we need to integrate our system with this other system’ people shiver and sweat and hope that they’re not part of that project, because down that path lies madness, ad-hoc or not.”


 Sound familiar?

Ironically, I then went to the homepage of the site and found this sign in an article called “The Business Intelligence Cloud Paradox” and found another warning sign:


Three thoughts immediately came to mind:

  1. These guys really like to use warning signs.
  2. I really don’t get this concept of so-called “private clouds” and need to learn more. (Isn’t it one of those oxymorons like “business intelligence?”)
  3. The cloudier things get, the more sense that easy-to-use, self-service data integration as an on-demand service makes!

1 Response to “Warning Signs: Integration Project in Progress”

  1. 1 Twitted by dschach Trackback on 2009/08/14 at 1:20 am

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