Application integration technology is a new class of system integration that involves the development of new strategic business solutions. These securely integrate functionality from disparate applications. In considering this, the presented paper seeks to describe the application integration arena and proposes a novel taxonomy for this new scope of technology. Furthermore, it analyses factors that are related with the impact of application integration on companies and presents a number of research questions that are associated with this area.
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