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More organizations are facing user demand for cloud-based services. With its promise of greater agility and more media-rich services, the cloud has plenty to offer enterprises. Beneath that promise, however, is a problem that is plaguing IT teams. The issue of legacy system integration is persistent throughout nearly every industry. Few software or application vendors have written utilities to specifically link to their systems, leaving individual IT teams to create these interfaces. When dozens of applications are involved, this manual fix becomes complex, resource-intensive and time-consuming. Fortunately, there are better ways to achieve integration, and many compelling reasons to do so. Why Legacy Integration Is Crucial Now Legacy systems often host essential applications, but they run on expensive and obsolete platforms using archaic languages. These systems don... (more)