There is never one easy cure-all solution with technology, but data integration methods may be the closest thing to it. The article "How To Remove Limitations on Cloud Computing Using Data Integration Approaches and Technology" seems to think so.
How information is shared among public, private and hybrid clouds can become a costly issue in terms of productivity, information access and security. A plan to ensure availability without duplication is necessary. Many enterprises turn to consulting.
Even for organizations with a data integration strategy in place, the use of cloud-based resources means that updating it is vital. According to the article:
This does not mean months of deep and expensive consulting, but a pretty simple process of understanding the structure and data semantics of the source and target systems, and the methods and approaches of data integration. You must also select the right data integration technology that is prepared to deal with emerging cloud computing platforms out-of-the-box or out-of-the-cloud.
Enterprise consulting on data integration tools and corresponding business strategies are an important part of how a business can evolve to the point of using next-generation technologies such as cloud computing, enterprise mobility or big data.
Megan Feil, August 24, 2012