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In the age of APIs why do 2 million companies interact via B2B networks? (Hint: “B2B Tower of Bable”)

by Benoit Lheureux  |  August 25, 2015

While doing primary research in preparation for our soon-to-be published Market Guide for Integration Brokerage I’ve discovered that over 2 million companies (growing, fast) world-wide connect and interact electronically with...

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Liaison Acquires Hubspan -- And Other B2B Claim Stakes

by Benoit Lheureux  |  August 23, 2012

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....

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1,000 Gartner Clients Served (!)

by Benoit Lheureux  |  July 11, 2012

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...

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Are Nine Solution Patterns for Integration Brokerage Enough?

by Benoit Lheureux  |  March 13, 2012

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)....

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Cloud: Proceed With Caution — Brokerages Can Help

by Benoit Lheureux  |  June 20, 2011

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...

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

by Benoit Lheureux  |  January 31, 2011

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...

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2011 Predictions for Integration, B2B and Cloud Services Brokerage

by Benoit Lheureux  |  January 10, 2011

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...

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

by Benoit Lheureux  |  June 12, 2010

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...

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IBM Acquires Sterling Commerce -- And Ups the Ante on B2B

by Benoit Lheureux  |  May 24, 2010

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...

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A Cloud API Manifesto for Integration As A Service

by Benoit Lheureux  |  March 1, 2010

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...

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