B2B Integration

8 Ways IBM is Advancing Automation and App Integration in MFT

This is the fifth post in our Managed File Transfer blog series. Read the previous post, “Why You Should be Investing in Visibility and Governance for Managed File Transfer” here. Businesses in this ‘Digital Age’ must operate and perform in a highly-competitive and global environment – one with growing demands for secure data exchange. The transfer of business-critical […]

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Digital Business is Accelerating and Changing the Business Environment: Managed File Transfer (MFT) Must Evolve to Meet the Challenge

This is the third post in our Managed File Transfer blog series. Read the second post “7 ways IBM is leading the Security Push in Managed File Transfer” here. Digital business is changing customer expectations – and business models. It is changing how businesses communicate, transact and interact with customers – as well as with other […]

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7 Ways IBM is Leading the Security Push in Managed File Transfer (MFT)

This is the second post in our Managed File Transfer blog series. Read the first post “Key Trends Driving the Growth in Managed File Transfer” here. About one of every twenty Fortune 1000 companies will have a publicly disclosed data breach within the next year.  To the uninitiated, five percent might not sound too risky, but if […]

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IBM to speak on Customer Engagement at Gartner Symposium/ITxpo

Come join IBM at “The World’s Most Important Gathering of CIOs and Senior IT Executives,” otherwise known as the  Gartner Symposium/ITxpo from October 1-5 in Orlando, Florida. IBM’s Watson Customer Engagement (WCE) unit will showcase exciting solutions from the Watson Supply Chain and Watson Commerce portfolio. The message to leading CIO’s will be how they […]

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Key Trends Driving the Growth in Managed File Transfer (MFT)

This is the first post in a series on Managed File Transfer. To learn more, watch this webinar with IDC Analyst Jerry Silva as he discusses the trends and issues facing the banking industry today. Demand for Managed File Transfer (MFT) solutions continues to grow as the most reliable and efficient means for secure data […]

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Chicago Hosts: B2B Online Conference

The B2B Online Conference kicks off Monday, May 8th, at the Renaissance Chicago Downtown Hotel in the beautiful Windy City. In my opinion, this is the top B2B event of the year for eCommerce and digital professionals. This conference was so successful last year that it has nearly doubled in size in 2017. Get ready […]

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Quicken Customer Responsiveness – Bring Cognitive Into Your Supply Chain

You’re just back from lunch, and there’s an email from Ted marked “URGENT.” It reads, “Hi Bill, When are we expecting those parts from SupplyCo that we ordered last week? Got an urgent customer order, but I can’t commit a delivery date until I know when we’ll get those parts.” Ted’s a great bloke. But […]

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Anheuser-Busch: Cheers to Product Quality, Price, and Availability

When toasting this holiday season, Anheuser-Busch ensures quality, price, and availability of your favorite lager in your hand. Anheuser-Busch InBev created an integrated global procurement process that leverages the company’s scale – while promoting knowledge sharing and collaboration in an organization with many diverse talents and and areas of expertise. In fact, procurement is critical […]

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IDC: Watson Supply Chain Addressing the Talent Crunch Head-On

Balancing supply chains is a never-ending puzzle. Determining necessary inventory levels, asset locations, storage capacity, labor availability – it’s a lot of factors to consider – and each time you alleviate one bottleneck, another is created. Retailers and manufacturers alike have recognized this as an issue and a priority. According to IDC’s 2016 Supply Chain […]

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IDC: Launch of Watson Supply Chain Looks to Address Gaps in Data Analytics and Resources

This week, at World of Watson in Las Vegas, IBM announced the launch of Watson Supply Chain, leveraging their Watson cognitive/artificial intelligence (AI) technology to change the paradigm of how manufacturing supply chains are operated and optimized. As IBM notes on their Watson Supply Chain website, “By establishing greater visibility into supply chain data and […]

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3 Guiding Principles for Efficient Managed File Transfer Workflow

Files and goods travel across the globe – across countries, continents, and hemispheres. Innumerable transactions occur every minute. Without a way to monitor them, it’s chaos. To have real management and control, you need visibility into what’s really going on. You and your team need access to information, with processes simple enough to promote frequent […]

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The 6 Essential Elements of a Modern B2B Integration Architecture

B2B integration is vital to most companies’ operations regardless of industry. B2B integration processes range from completely manual (e.g., receiving a fax or phone call with orders and manually inputting them into an order application) to completely automated, where only the exceptions stop the process (built on trust, an adherence to data standards/formats, and synchronized […]

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