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IBM APIs for Dummies

Posted by Brooke Lester on Jul 22, 2020 4:53 PM

This IBM limited edition e-book helps you learn the basics of application programming interfaces (APIs), including:

  • What an API is—and what it’s not
  • What it means to manage an API
  • How to recognize good API design
  • The primary business and IT agendas that lead to API adoption
  • How APIs fit into integration middleware
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New Tools for New Rules

Posted by Dave Reyburn on Jun 2, 2020 1:26 PM

Last week, we shared with subscribers a fuller discussion around one of the five enduring lessons for the future of supply chain management post Covid-19 in Time To Fix What’s Broken. Where the previous installment in our series explored the pain and risks of relying on last century’s EDI and integration tools, this post will explain strategies and tools built for commerce in a century marked by sudden, sweeping disruption and changing demand patterns that demand agility and speed from companies who want to remain relevant.

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Managed Services for Manufacturing: From Chaos to Order

Posted by Brooke Lester on Apr 8, 2020 12:37 PM

Half a century ago, manufacturers could rely on a few certainties. For a start, their suppliers were fairly local. Second, their customers were close by, too. Today, that’s no longer the case; as a manufacturer, you know that your trading partners could be scattered across the globe.

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The Future of EDI an IBM POV

Posted by Brooke Lester on Feb 26, 2019 10:50 AM

The world depends on EDI, it has for decades.   But the world is changing and with it, the future of EDI is evolving.  Read the IBM point of view regarding the future EDI and blockchain.  

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B2B Integration: Why “Do It Yourself” Does Not Mean “Go It Alone”

Posted by Brooke Lester on Apr 19, 2018 1:52 PM

It makes sense to tackle large projects in-house and culturally this approach is often the only way IT projects get completed in some organizations. These DIY situations might include bench marking your B2B integration capabilities or considering new integration delivery mechanisms. At times it sounds daunting to some firms, but it is doable.

However, just because you are taking the DIY approach does not mean you have to handle every single aspect of an initiative on your own. There are certain challenges that might arise which require outside help. Read on to learn when it makes sense to take on a B2B integration project on your own, when to ask for help, and to whom you should turn.

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