What is the difference between vertical and horizontal integration?
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Vertical integration is application integration in support of a particular type of business, such as healthcare, finance, manufacturing, etc. These industries require a specific type of integration typically around standards they employ, such as HIPPA (healthcare), UCCnet (retail), RossettaNet (high-tech), and GSTP (finance).
Horizontal integration is integration types that are common to all industries, such as basic integration services including transformation, routing, adapters, flow control, etc.
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