6. System Integration Issues
Institutions will already have multiple systems
- Proprietary/commercial and bespoke in-house
- “Enterprise-wide” and local
What are the available interfaces?
- ODBC, DCOM, ActiveX, Java-based ...
How mature and stable are the ‘standards’?
Where does the integration occur?
- Before the server?
- At the server?
- built-in/add-on interfaces or CGI
- At the client?
- Java or ActiveX ... or something else
Enforcement of standards?