Best practices: Meta data integration
- By Johanna Ambrosio
It is not all about technology, of course; how you manage your meta data is even more important than what you use to collect it. Here are some tips from Gartner Inc., Stamford, Conn.:
• Motivate developers to document and make available to others the touchpoints they implement.
• Motivate developers to reuse touchpoints, rather than build their own.
• Implement tools and techniques to allow developers to find previously developed touchpoints.
• Begin an integration competency center to build developer techniques, share best practices across the company, and to create a repository that developers can tap into for reuse.
• Do not document every existing system; that will take too long. Instead, include in the integration repository only those applications that will be modified or used as part of a new project.
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