Systems decoupling: a perfect storm 0

Posted on 24, July 2012

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For many years now, a driving philosophy for IT departments has been consolidation. Disparate systems have beenmerged together, architectures have gone SOA, enterprise resource planning software has been implemented andmanagement reporting has been streamlined.But what happens when systems decoupling needs to take place? What happens when, after years ofconsolidation, your business and systems processes need to be separated? Perhaps the market has turned and abusiness unit needs to be sold, or a change in systems vendor requires replacing a legacy system, or new legislationrequires a different way of working. These are all real possibilities that need careful consideration.