1What does a systems integrator do?
The task of systems integration often begins with a client meeting, or a series of meetings, in which the systems integrator assesses the client's business needs and defines the technical requirements for an IT system that meets those needs. The resulting integration plan sets the foundation for the integration process. That process may involve designing or building a customized architecture or application and integrating it with new or existing hardware, packaged or custom software, and networking infrastructure.
2Network System Integrators
Network system integrators install and setup computer networks as well as add components to existing systems. Networking integration combines different hardware and software components into an integrated network system. Typically, network system integrators are specialists with expertise in areas of network systems such as security, wiring and hardware, connectivity, and administration. System integration and systems operation activities include design, development, implementation, and maintenance.
3Systems integrator business model
Today, some IT services companies still identify themselves as systems integrators, but, for the most part, systems integration is one of many services an IT services company provides within a portfolio of offerings.