Benoit Lheureux

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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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Cloud Services Brokerage: Its Time to Move Beyond Integration as a Service

by Benoit Lheureux  |  June 12, 2010  |  1 Comment

This morning I depart for London to present at our Gartner SOA & Application Development and Integration Summit next week. Its the first time I’m leaving my wife and our now 10-week old Tiger Twins, Oliver and Charlotte, behind … … for a business trip. I’ve just come out of extended paternity leave and its [...]

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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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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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