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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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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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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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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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