Last, but not the least, data security has to be in place to safeguard it from malware or other threats that can compromise sensitive information. The consequence of incorrect data integration has an enormous impact on the organisation. It can cause huge business loss and impact customer relationship.
To avoid such pitfalls, data integration should be planned well ahead. The responsibility does not stop with bringing the data together; the post maintenance and monitoring activities should also be considered as part of the long term plan. So the entire process including preparation, integration, verification, validation, and monitoring effort, as well as investment in additional infrastructure must be accounted for thoroughly. The process should also allow for continuous improvement and must be elastic enough to accommodate any unforeseen risks.