Software AG just confirmed what you probably already intuitively know.

In the company’s recently released take on the Internet of Things and technology in general, it notes that integration will be more critical than ever in 2015.

“The heart of communication from the Internet of Things lies in integration technology and 2015 will be the year its importance reaches new heights in the marketplace,” noted Mark Herring, senior vice president of product marketing at the the Darmstadt, Germany-based enterprise software company.

Among its predictions: the cloud-only environment is dead. Going forward nearly 80 percent of all integration projects will require cloud and on-premise connectivity. “Because of this,” the company predicts, “privacy and data security issues and existing legacy applications will force a hybrid integration model.”

Vendors are responding to this trend with a slew of offerings that cater to this evolving environment. This is good news, of course, for users. Until, that is, these users actually set out to implement these technologies.

In short, like all new technologies, initial deployment attempts are rarely pretty as we explained in part 1 of this article.

CMSWire spoke with experts in this space looking for advice on how to facilitate these projects. Here is what we learned.

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