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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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Category: B2B Cloud Computing Cloud Services Brokerage CSB Ecommerce Integration Integration Brokerage Multienterprise Applications     Tags:

Are Nine Solution Patterns for Integration Brokerage Enough?

by Benoit Lheureux  |  March 13, 2012  |  Comments Off

When is enough, enough? Yesterday I published research that enumerates and describes nine different integration brokerage  (IB) solution patterns — Integration Brokerage Solution Patterns Address Many Integration Problems (subscription required). For those not familiar with the term “integration brokerage”, its a form of IT outsourcing for integration project implementation and management — think: Managed Services [...]

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Category: B2B Cloud Cloud Services Brokerage Cloud Services Integration CSB Ecommerce EDI Integration Integration Brokerage SaaS Integration Uncategorized     Tags:

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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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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IBM Acquires Sterling Commerce — And Ups the Ante on B2B

by Benoit Lheureux  |  May 24, 2010  |  7 Comments

Just on the heals of IBM acquiring Cast Iron Systems a few weeks ago, today IBM announced that it is acquiring Sterling Commerce for $1.4b in cash. Adding to other recent events such as GXS acquiring Inovis this once again ups the ante on B2B. Gartner’s formal consolidated response to the Cast Iron acquisition will [...]

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