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Informatica Publishes First Comprehensive Reference Guide on Integration Competency Centers

'Integration Competency Center: An Implementation Methodology' Delivers Best Practices for Implementing a Holistic Approach to E

BALTIMORE, The Data Warehousing Institute (TDWI) World Conference, May 17 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Informatica Corporation , a leading provider of data integration software, today introduced the industry's first authoritative reference guide for implementing an enterprise Integration Competency Center (ICC), or integration center of excellence. Co-authored by John Schmidt, president of the Integration Consortium, and David Lyle of Informatica, the "Integration Competency Center: An Implementation Methodology" provides a comprehensive guide for planning and implementing an ICC that can help IT organizations achieve economies of scale and unrealized effectiveness across their numerous data integration initiatives.

"Just as the early years of auto manufacturing successfully evolved from custom jobs to assembly lines, the problem of integration is evolving from one-off projects to the repeatable, sustainable structure of an Integration Competency Center," said David Stodder, editor in chief of Intelligent Enterprise magazine. "In this groundbreaking book, Lyle and Schmidt highlight the significant benefits IT organizations can achieve by adopting a more centralized integration approach, gaining efficiencies and cost savings that translate into a competitive differentiator. This is a must-read book for any IT organization seeking to maximize their IT investments for business advantage."

Launched today at TDWI World Conference, Spring 2005 in Baltimore, the new book guides readers through the technological, organizational and political implications of centralizing data integration delivery into an enterprise ICC. Establishing a clear business case for implementing an ICC, the authors then explain the processes, skills and best practices needed for ICC success; weigh the advantages of different ICC implementation and staffing models; and discuss how to accurately measure the value of an ICC over time. In addition to providing a roadmap for ICC planning, deployment and growth, the book also educates readers on advanced concepts in data integration and metadata management-concepts that can be leveraged successfully across the enterprise under the auspices of an ICC.

"It is our hope that 'Integration Competency Center: An Implementation Methodology' will help elevate the discussion of integration in the marketplace and spur conversation around the value of a disciplined enterprise approach," said co-author Schmidt who, as president of the Integration Consortium, heads efforts at this non-profit organization to promote integration best practices. "Organizations must move away from focusing primarily on 'applications' and start taking a holistic approach to data and its reuse. As we state in the book, integration is not a one-time process but rather an ongoing activity as applications and user needs perpetually change. By establishing and nurturing a unifying integration architecture, a properly implemented ICC can result in more efficient operations and more rapid and cost-effective implementation of change."

"The culmination of an 18-month development effort, 'Integration Competency Center: An Implementation Methodology' is based on extensive research, a wide range of hands-on customer experiences and work with leading industry analysts," said co-author David Lyle, vice president of product strategy at Informatica. "Our goal is to help companies become increasingly effective in their integration efforts by making sure they stay on the cutting edge of the best integration technologies and practices. We are committed to further enabling the successful implementation of enterprise data integration solutions worldwide."

For more information and to view an excerpt from the "Integration Competency Center: An Implementation Methodology," please visit http://www.informatica.com/info/book. The guidebook is also is available online for purchase at Amazon.com.

About Informatica

Informatica Corporation is a leading provider of enterprise data integration software. Using Informatica products, companies can access, integrate, migrate and consolidate enterprise data across systems, processes and people to reduce complexity, ensure consistency and empower the business. More than 2,200 companies worldwide rely on Informatica for their end-to-end enterprise data integration needs. For more information, call 650-385-5000 (800-970-1179 in the U.S.), or visit http://www.informatica.com/.

NOTE: Informatica is a registered trademark of Informatica Corporation in the United States and in jurisdictions throughout the world. All other company and product names may be trade names or trademarks of their respective owners.

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CONTACT: Jason Khoury of Informatica Corporation, +1-650-385-5360, or
mobile, +1-415-290-5023, or [email protected]; or Kerry Hall of Text
100, +1-415-593-8462, or mobile, +1-415-350-6615, or [email protected],
for Informatica

Web site: http://www.informatica.com/

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