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.