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Salesforce Faces The Future And Acts On It

by Yefim Natis  |  March 29, 2018

It’s not a secret that for years Salesforce leadership did not see integration important to its success. Many have suggested that they reconsider and none succeeded. Until now. What has changed? Traditional integration end-points...

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RESTful API’s – Alone – Often Aren't Sufficient for Successful IoT Integration

by Benoit Lheureux  |  September 23, 2015

For years I’ve admired the following picture ... Source: AutoWP.ru ... because it's a terrific metaphor for complex systems – and the challenge of assembling them. Lately I’ve been using...

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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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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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