Conclusion: The need for systems integration skills in organisations that keep their IT processing in-house and those that use external service providers will continue to grow and increasingly be a differentiator in services offered to clients. Managers who do little to enhance the skills of professionals engaged in systems integration activities will be doing themselves a disservice and run the risk of losing their highly marketable staff.

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Alan Hansell

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Alan Hansell

Alan Hansell is an emeritus IBRS advisor who focused on IT and business management. Alan specialised in critiquing and commenting on IT and business management trends, ways to justify and maximise the benefits from IT-related investment, IS management development and the role of the CIO. Alan has extensive experience in IT management, consulting and advising senior managers in matters related to IT investment. He was a Director in Gartner's Executive program and adviser to over 50 CIOs and business managers and before joining Gartner a consultant with DMR Group. He also worked as an IS professional, manager and industry consultant for IBM for nearly 30 years. Alan is a CPA and Associate of Governance Institute of Australia.