What's the point?

Five reasons to avoid point-to-point integration:

  • The resulting integration is brittle or fragile. Any change, however small, to any of the systems being integrated can break the integration.
  • It won’t scale. Every system must be individually integrated programmatically with every other system it integrates with.
  • The coding can be complex and laborious, making it slow and costly.
  • The programming costs continue because maintaining the system quickly becomes an ongoing programming nightmare.
  • Peer-to-peer integration paralyzes the organization and hinders responsiveness because making changes is so painful, the organization resists making changes for as long as possible.
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