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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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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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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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A Cloud API Manifesto for Integration As A Service

by Benoit Lheureux  |  March 1, 2010  |  6 Comments

Three events last week connected some dots on Cloud APIs for integration as a service: My peer review of Eric Knipp‘s upcoming case study on New York Time’s Open WOA A client specifically asked me — “do any B2B integration vendors offer Cloud API’s?” I spoke with the folks at ECGridOS — who offer a [...]

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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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Lottsa Investor Interest in the B2B / EDI

by Benoit Lheureux  |  January 4, 2010  |  2 Comments

Today I had research inquiries on the B2B market segment (e.g., about recent B2B events including B2B mergers and IPO filings) with three Gartner clients representing VC’s and equities. I’ve remained keen on this topic even during its darkest years in the last decade, but who dared figure that in 2010 EDI (no, really) would [...]

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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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