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B2B integration in the cloud: Tips and IBM use cases

Posted on Wed, Feb 25, 2015

When utilized for business purposes, the cloud can bring a range of benefits. Depending upon how it is leveraged, these advantages can include reduced operating costs and increased availability of resources, which can lead to a boost in productivity throughout the company.

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Tags: b2b integration

Debunked: Top 3 managed file transfer myths

Posted on Wed, Feb 18, 2015

In the current threat environment, businesses can't be too careful when it comes to their sensitive files. At the same time, in order for employees to complete everyday tasks, they must be able to securely send and receive documents and materials. For this reason, managed file transfer solutions have become increasingly essential in enterprise circles.

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Tags: managed file transfer

Managed file transfer for HIPAA compliance: MFT succeeds where FTP fails

Posted on Fri, Feb 13, 2015

In the healthcare industry, electronic health record systems have become a staple. Now more than ever, companies are looking to comply with the Administrative Simplification section of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act, which calls for the use of an electronic system for records instead of an outdated manual one.

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Tags: healthcare, managed file transfer

Omni-channel retail: Tips to ensure successful strategy integration

Posted on Fri, Feb 06, 2015

Customers utilize a range of avenues to connect with and make purchases from industry-leading retailers. From leveraging mobile devices and desktop computers to visiting a company's brick-and-mortar locations, consumer behavior has driven the need for an omni-channel retail approach like never before.

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Tags: omni-channel, multi-channel retail

Top Three Tips for Seamless Omnichannel Retailing

Posted on Wed, Feb 04, 2015

The proliferation of buying across multiple channels has presented both concerns and opportunities for retailers, depending on their systems in place to manage omni-channel retail. For brick-and-mortar stores, there has long been some fear that online shopping would win the hearts and minds of customers through convenience and free shipping deals.

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Tags: omni-channel

The shift toward cloud ERP: Top business advantages

Posted on Mon, Jan 26, 2015

Within the last few years, there has been a massive shift toward cloud-based business management systems. There are considerable advantages to transitioning from an on-premise environment to one accessed solely via the Web, especially when it comes to enterprise resource planning. 

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Tags: NetSuite, ERP

B2B marketplace: Increasing investments in omni-channel commerce

Posted on Tue, Jan 20, 2015

Study shows B2B suppliers are investing more in omni-channel commerce

According to the recent Forrester report “Building the B2B Omni-Channel Commerce Platform of the Future,” investments in omni-channel e-commerce solutions by B2B manufacturers have considerably risen recently.

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Tags: e-commerce, omni-channel, order management, NetSuite

U.S e-commerce: A global comparison

Posted on Fri, Jan 16, 2015

E-commerce has become a major market in the U.S., particularly with the influx of retailers striving to enable omni-channel commerce. Although last year's e-commerce sales hit a high note for North America, the rise of global markets, including those in Asia and the U.K., are increasing global competition. 

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Tags: e-commerce, omni-channel

IBM at the National Retail Federation convention: Customer analytics for omni-channel success

Posted on Wed, Jan 14, 2015

This week is the National Retail Federation's annual convention, nicknamed "Retail's BIG Show," and for good reason. This is one of the largest gatherings of the biggest names in the retail industry, including service providers and experts from omni-channel, e-commerce, B2B commerce and other sectors.

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Tags: IBM, Smarter Commerce, omni-channel, multi-channel retail

Spotlight on IBM Sterling partnership: File transfer, data management and integration solutions

Posted on Mon, Jan 12, 2015

Enterprises today require a whole host of solutions to ensure that their mission-critical data remains secure in every instance. Whether transferring files internally or integrating information with a partnering organization, certain technology is key to help guarantee that these activities take place in a safeguarded environment.

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Tags: b2b integration, IBM, managed file transfer

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