GXS Integration Cloud Platform | GXS—The Global Leader in B2B Integration

By: Gxs  05/12/2011
Keywords: Information Technology, Cloud Computing, Business Performance

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Integration Belongs in the Cloud

Well run businesses constantly seek product and market expansion to grow while simultaneously hunting for new productivity gains. Such opposing forces present significant challenges to today’s Information Technology (IT) organisations. IT organisations are strained to serve their business in strategic ways due to costly requirements to “keep current” with existing investments. The emerging Cloud era provides an opportunity for IT to rethink information ownership and responsibilities, enabling IT to shift from tactical-to-strategic, and delivering new savings that pay for future innovations.

The speed and accuracy of information flows throughout a business and its ecosystem of business partners is essential and foundational to business success. The unique and ever-changing characteristics that define each and every relationship between systems and businesses, makes data integration inherently complex, costly and continuous. Successful integration is proving to be a critical dependency for true process improvement and for achieving ROI from major investments, including ERP.

With proven integration capabilities, millions of pre-wired relationships, and built-in support for diverse, global standards, GXS Trading Grid is the world’s largest integration cloud. When customers move integration to the Cloud, they eliminate the cost of implementing and maintaining expensive integration infrastructures, gain speed-to-market advantages accessing powerful, elastic services to enable, transform, enrich and track information, and improve business performance with real-time operational intelligence.

These customer benefits are but a few in a growing list that prove Integration Belongs in the Cloud℠.

Cloud Computing: Beyond the Hype

The information technology industry has always been beset by buzzwords. Today, the hype and industry noise around cloud computing is in danger of obscuring the benefits that organisations—especially within B2B e-commerce—can gain from adopting this new approach. This article looks at cloud computing and explains why it has an important role to play for every enterprise—whatever the size.

Trading Grid Radio Interviews

Predictions for Cloud Computing

John Radko, GXS Chief Technology Strategist, offers his views on how cloud computing will evolve towards a more mainstream technology model in the coming years. Includes predictions on how the leading vendors (amazon.com, Google, IBM and Microsoft) will succeed or struggle in this new technology paradigm.

Cloud Computing and B2B

John Radko, GXS Chief Technology Strategist, explains how B2B technologies will profit from the new cloud computing models. John outlines a vision for how GXS Trading Grid will leverage cloud technologies moving forward.

Keywords: Business Performance, Cloud Computing, Data Integration, Improve Business, Information Technology, Information Technology Industry, Market Expansion, Platform Integration, Process Improvement, Productivity Gains, Radio Interviews,

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