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Posts from Date:   2009-12

“There’s an App for that” Cellphone Hotel Room Key — A Good Idea, Ten Years Late

by Benoit Lheureux  |  December 22, 2009

There’s an App for that — your iPhone is your Hotel Room Key. I’m sure to be of the minority opinion not overwhelmingly impressed with the “convenience” aspect of using my iPhone as a hotel room key [and boarding pass, et al]. I mean, after all, it really *is* such a bother to keep track […]

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Are You a Victim of “API Slamming”?

by Benoit Lheureux  |  December 11, 2009

This week in Las Vegas at Gartner’s SOA / ADI Event I hosted a Analyst / User Roundtable on the topic of Cloud computing / SaaS integration. One attendee which has already (impressively) leveraged the services of a dozen SaaS vendors claims that four of the twelve  providers have changed API’s without notifcation, impacting production operations. A few other members […]

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GXS and Inovis to Merge – And Change the B2B Landscape

by Benoit Lheureux  |  December 8, 2009

This morning GXS and Inovis announced that they will merge. My colleagues and I will respond to our clients with our detailed analysis of this event soon (and in 5 minutes I’m rushing off to breakfast with some of the GXS and Inovis folks to learn more), but after covering the B2B integration market segment […]

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To my 750+ Gartner Clients: THANK YOU!

by Benoit Lheureux  |  December 1, 2009

Something cool happened today: I gave IT advice to my 750th named Gartner client. To be more specific, for over ten years I have kept track of all the companies that I have given advice to. I track each company and the people within that I speak to within using a proprietary XML-based personal knowledge […]

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