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"Integration should not be so hard," says Richard Schultz, who early in his career saw numerous integration projects fail due to cost and complexity. A firm believer that traditional approaches to integration were not feasible for the average company, Schultz was convinced that there had to be a better alternative.
Among his observations was that business experts were seldom able to provide meaningful contributions because of the highly technical nature of integration solutions. Determined to develop a set of tools that would greatly simplify integration projects and promote true business and IT collaboration, Schultz founded Metaserver, Inc., in 1996.
"One of our goals at Metaserver is to make our customers innovators," says Schultz, who serves as the company’s president and chief executive officer. "With the appropriate set of tools and the right people, there is no limit to the inventive ways companies can find to improve service, reduce costs, and operate more efficiently."