in the information technology
is the taking of off the shelf
(usually brand name
, commodity hardware
and a few scripts to solve an information technology need in a client
An example of integration might be the design, building and rollout of an accounts receivable system running Oracle on VMS on Dell hardware. The integrators won't call it this, of course, they'll call it ``an enterprise ready fully integrated enterprise management system.'' They will also neglect to train any non-management-level staff in using the software so when the the system is delivered it will not be used by the rank-and-file employees, thus ensuring it never contains the information the managers look for.