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What Happened to Lonesome George?

Posted by April Watts

Oct 20, 2016 2:25:52 PM

Some of you may know about the Pinta Island tortoise, who was the last known individual of the subspecies.  In his last years, he was recognized as one of the rarest creatures in the world.  You may be aware that he was a symbol for the conservation efforts in the Galapagos Islands and was known as “Lonesome George”.  George was well recognized all over the world and unexpectedly died at the age 100.

Which Internet Protocol Should I Use?

Posted by Scott Story

Oct 13, 2016 4:15:14 PM

When exchanging electronic documents between business partners, there are popular standard protocols which most organizations can support.  Protocols such as FTP, SFTP, AS2 and a few others are the most common.  Just as we have talked about software modernization, internet protocols are evolving as well. 

When working with an external firm you may have several different goals you want to achieve.  It’s important that the effectiveness with which a provider or external partner helps you meet those goals is evaluated properly.   Based on our experience and feedback from corporate customers here’s what many companies find to be of critical importance when evaluating true partners who can help them navigate the data integration landscape. 

What's your Q4 B2B Integration Forecast?

Posted by Brooke Lester

Sep 30, 2016 3:43:20 PM

As we begin the 4th quarter, many companies are not only wrapping up projects for the year but planning their projects for next year.  Being a resident of Ohio, our forecast can be a bit unpredictable but your B2B Integration forecast doesn't need to be.  Industry experts expect 96% of organizations to be impacted by at least one of four technology trends.  How will these four trends affect your forecast?

Several months ago, I started this blog series to give an overview of the products that are in the IBM® B2B Integration track and explain how they work together and what they do. 

The series is based on the image below, which is my simplified version of the layers of B2B and data integration.  

So far I've gone through mapping, transform/translate, and a portion of communicate. This post will be the second part of communicate, which focuses on IBM's Managed File Transfer products.  These products can be stand-alone products or integrate with some of IBM's integration products.