Businesses and their IS organizations need to discover new ways of working to achieve the flexibility required today. That was the message of Gartner Research Fellow Simon Hayward when he spoke on Thursday at Gartner Symposium/ITxpo 2003 in Cannes. With business process fusion, the connection between data and processing logic must be severed. Data must be self-describing so that it is meaningful to applications created independently of the data model. And there should no longer be the arbitrary boundaries between distinct models for different applications.
Integrating Processes a Key to Business Flexibility [source Gartner]