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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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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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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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Liaison and ADX Fuel The B2B Frenzy

by Benoit Lheureux  |  January 13, 2010

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...

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Doing B2B? E-Commerce? Cloud computing? Don’t forget – its about PROCESS

by Benoit Lheureux  |  October 7, 2009

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...

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Will the Steaming Compost Heap of B2B Nurture the Cloud?

by Benoit Lheureux  |  September 9, 2009

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...

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Politics and Ignorance: No friends of B2B

by Benoit Lheureux  |  June 14, 2009

Ever since the financial services industry meltdown and the subsequent worldwide recession I've had frequent conversations with our clients and various B2B integration software and services companies i cover about...

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