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Articles by Scott Hulme

Scott Hulme

Scott is the Vice President and one of the Principals of Remedi Electronic Commerce Group. After joining the company in 2004, Scott has progressed from business development and account management to overseeing REMEDI’s sales and recruiting departments. Scott also spends much of his time helping to facilitate and grow the relationship between Remedi and IBM.

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IBM® Sterling B2B Integrator 6.0 and IBM® Sterling File Gateway 6.0 End of Support FAQs

Posted by Scott Hulme on Nov 10, 2023 4:14 PM

We have confirmed that IBM® will end support for IBM® Sterling B2B Integrator 6.0.x and IBM® Sterling File Gateway 6.0.x on April 30, 2024.

If you're planning to upgrade to the current versions of these products, we urge you to begin planning as far in advance as possible. Failing to upgrade in time can be seriously problematic; risks include being ineligible for IBM support and exposure to security vulnerabilities.

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IBM Announces Major News for Sterling B2B Integrator and Sterling File Gateway

Posted by Scott Hulme on Oct 12, 2017 9:02 AM

On Thursday, October 5, 2017, IBM announced that with the next major version release of IBM’s Sterling B2B Integrator and Sterling File Gateway it will remove support for the following operating systems: iSeries, HP-UX, and Solaris. The next major release of B2B Integrator and Sterling File Gateway is scheduled for the middle of 2018, schedule subject to change. The version number for the next major release is still to be determined. This major release will only support Windows and Linux operating systems. Those clients that purchase the next major release new or upgrade to the next major release version, will need to run on Windows or Linux operating systems.

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Why Should I Pay for Renewing My Support and Maintenance for EDI/MFT Applications?

Posted by Scott Hulme on May 16, 2017 12:15 PM

When speaking with customers, especially those customers that do not experience any issues with their EDI/MFT applications, one of the main questions I hear is, why should I pay for renewing my support and maintenance.  Many customers view the receipt of their annual support and maintenance invoice from their software vendor as an annual contribution to their software vendor with little return on the contribution.  However, that is far from the case.  Below is an outline of the typical benefits of renewing your annual software support and maintenance.  It is not all encompassing, but does cover most of the benefits. 

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How Can I Improve My B2B EDI/MFT Environment?

Posted by Scott Hulme on Feb 7, 2017 9:48 AM

When speaking with clients, one of the main topics that they are constantly concerned about is the performance of their B2B EDI/MFT environments and if they are operating at optimal levels of processing capability and efficiency.  They are concerned that their environments are implemented properly to not only support their current volumes and support their current requirements but they want to make sure that they are capable of supporting future growth and new requirements. This ensures that they are maximizing the investment that they have made in their B2B EDI/MFT environments. 

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Data Integration:  How Do You View It, Game Changer or the Status Quo?

Posted by Scott Hulme on Nov 11, 2016 3:00 PM

This is the time of year that I spend talking with a lot of Remedi clients about how they are wrapping up 2016 and what their initiatives are for 2017.   I have noticed that these conversations over the past couple of years have changed from being a purely technical conversation with people mainly from our clients' IT departments to a more strategic conversation involving people from various areas of our clients' organizations including IT and lines of business.   Today, more and more of our clients are interested in how their data integration environments can become game changers within their organization.

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