Benoit Lheureux

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Liaison Acquires Hubspan — And Other B2B Claim Stakes

by Benoit Lheureux  |  August 23, 2012  |  2 Comments

In recent years the B2B market segment has been fairly active — see Update on The B2B Frenzy and IBM Acquires Sterling Commerce — And Ups the Ante on B2B. Activity tends to occur in waves, and the last few months have been very active: Liaison Acquired Hubspan — this week.  Anyone following this provider […]

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1,000 Gartner Clients Served (!)

by Benoit Lheureux  |  July 11, 2012  |  1 Comment

Yesterday I completed a call on the topic of EDI and B2B integration with a client and coincidentally also achieved a professional milestone: the client, La-Z-Boy Inc. (named with permission — thank you!), was the 1,000th Gartner client I’ve served Rather than mark the event by ringing a bell, introducing live-band music and showering our […]

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Cloud: Proceed With Caution — Brokerages Can Help

by Benoit Lheureux  |  June 20, 2011  |  3 Comments

July 19th update — updated below with reference to 2nd of two CSB case studies, on Mohawk – bjl June 28th update — updated below with reference to 1st of two CSB case studies, just published — bjl ————————————————— Original post follows: I’ve just returned to the US from London where we held our annual Application […]

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How Many SaaS Apps – and Trading Partners — Are YOU Integrating?

by Benoit Lheureux  |  January 31, 2011  |  2 Comments

I have been having more discussions with clients lately about integrating SaaS functionality from multiple providers. One recently described integrating five different SaaS applications. Many IT-savvy clients leverage a combination of on-premise or cloud-based integration technology to implement the solution themselves (e.g., using Boomi, IBM, Informatica, iWay, Jitterbit, Microsoft, Pervasive, WebSphere, Tibco, etc.). Although these […]

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2011 Predictions for Integration, B2B and Cloud Services Brokerage

by Benoit Lheureux  |  January 10, 2011  |  4 Comments

In the run-up to Year-End 2010 my colleagues and I published our annual 2011 Predicts reports, featuring a wide range of predictions related to integration, B2B and cloud computing. These Predicts 2011 Reports include (subscription required): Predicts 2011: Cloud Computing Is Still at the Peak of Inflated Expectations Predicts 2011: Application Integration: A Nimble Veteran […]

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Liaison and ADX Fuel The B2B Frenzy

by Benoit Lheureux  |  January 13, 2010  |  4 Comments

Yesterday Liaison — a vendor I recently evaluated for our recent update to the Magic Quadrant for Integration Service Providers (login required) announced that it is acquiring ADX — another B2B vendor I’ve followed for years. While this particular commercial transaction was not by itself a huge deal (it does incrementally strengthen and grows Liaison’s […]

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Doing B2B? E-Commerce? Cloud computing? Don’t forget – its about PROCESS

by Benoit Lheureux  |  October 7, 2009  |  2 Comments

I am a stickler for doing things *in context*. Ask my wife – she’ll be cooking and ask me to fetch the cooking wine and I’ll ask her “why?”. That’s right – asking for context when her stir-fried shrimp are already turning color is simply unnecessary – and annoying. But when you’re doing business activities […]

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Will the Steaming Compost Heap of B2B Nurture the Cloud?

by Benoit Lheureux  |  September 9, 2009  |  2 Comments

Last winter for the first-time in my life I created a compost heap. My first attempt wasn’t as large as this steaming beauty down under… … but indeed the fires of bacteria were raging such that the first time I thrust my hand deep into the core it nearly burned. (Yeah, my wife thought that was […]

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Cloud and EDI – The Ultimate IT Mashup

by Benoit Lheureux  |  August 17, 2009  |  4 Comments

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 […]

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Politics and Ignorance: No friends of B2B

by Benoit Lheureux  |  June 14, 2009  |  6 Comments

Gee, whatta surprise — the biggest barriers to B2B integration is people — not technology

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