Question: What’s common about these events in the last few months?
- Boomi (a Cloud computing / SaaS integration provider) announces EDI support
- Google announces Secure Data Connector so GAE functionality better integrates with on-prem applications (login required: Google App Engine Comes Closer to Enterprise Adoption)
- GXS (the world’s largest EDI vendor) is quietly piloting encrypted EDI document archival via RAID 1 striping across Cloud-based storage sites Amazon S3 and Nirvanix.
Answer: They herald the ultimate IT / business Mashup: Cloud and Ecommerce, including EDI.
So … Cloud providers are adding EDI support; EDI providers are adding Cloud support. No, really.
Ok, but just don’t expect Cloud providers to voluntarily bring up EDI – it ain’t “cool”, you know.
Comments or opinions expressed on this blog are those of the individual contributors only, and do not necessarily represent the views of Gartner, Inc. or its management. Readers may copy and redistribute blog postings on other blogs, or otherwise for private, non-commercial or journalistic purposes, with attribution to Gartner. This content may not be used for any other purposes in any other formats or media. The content on this blog is provided on an "as-is" basis. Gartner shall not be liable for any damages whatsoever arising out of the content or use of this blog.