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Rethinking Your Strategy and Investments for Making Bold Moves in 2021

While many companies were trimming costs and dropping strategic initiatives during the pandemic, Amazon added 400,000 new employees.  This was not just focused on higher sales volumes but rather an...

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Building a Business Case for Integration Solutions

Justifying Investments in Integration Requires Articulating Business Value At the beginning of 2020, most companies already planned to hold their IT budgets steady. According to a survey, only 48 percent...

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How API-Led Connectivity Addresses Digital Transformation Challenges

In the early stages of a digital transformation initiative, there are many decisions to make, including which new technologies to implement, what applications should be moved to the cloud, and...

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5 Ways to Improve Your Integration Strategy

   Today, companies need to deliver services quickly to avoid disruption and keep up with the rapid pace of change. This is leading many of them to adopt cloud-based technologies. Typically,...

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EDI + APIs: 3 Ways to Create Greater Value Together

My colleague, Jim Cantin, recently wrote an excellent article on “Why APIs and EDI Are More Complementary Than Competitive.” This is an interesting topic and we get many inquiries from...

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Still Trending: APIs and EDI

Why APIs and EDI Are More Complementary Than CompetitiveIn the years since we posted this, the interest and number of questions about the relationship between APIs and EDI have grown....

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Technology Investment Advice: It’s Not the Tool…It’s the Team

Construction and manufacturing projects often make use of jigs to simplify and accelerate complicated build processes. Jigs help position components, provide control of the tooling, and turn complicated builds into...

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Opportunities in the Healthcare Billing Industry for AI and Machine Learning

 Editors Note: This is a guest post contributed by Hannah Seibert, a Miami University Honors student and technology enthusiast, tackling an issue many of us have faced and continue to face—healthcare...

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Connecting Hybrid Environments Requires a Well-Planned Approach

Connectivity between systems is as much a part of doing business today as installing telephone lines was decades ago. Data from legacy systems, Software as a Service (SaaS) products, mobile...

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3 Ways Artificial Intelligence Improves Omnichannel Order Fulfillment

Omnichannel commerce brings new challenges to order fulfillment. Think of all the channels your customers use to shop—your website, online marketplaces, stores, paging through a catalog, or calling your contact...

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5 Ways APIs Accelerate Legacy System Modernization

What do bell bottoms and the mainframe computer all have in common? They both gained popularity over 50 years ago, but (hopefully) only one of them is still found in...

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5 Ways Cognitive Technologies can Optimize Your B2B Network

If you aren’t already leveraging cognitive and artificial intelligence capabilities in your supply chain and business network, you may be missing out on critical supply chain improvements.Cognitive and AI systems...

Artificial Intelligence, Data Analytics, Cognitive Supply Chain, B2B Integration, Supply Chain Management, Supply Chain Visibility, Modernizing B2B Integration READ MORE

Navigating Change and Disruption with Enterprise Architecture

As I work from my home amid the COVID-19 crisis, I can’t help but think that the need for Enterprise Architecture is greater than ever. Now is a time when organizations need...

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Lightwell Honored as IBM Sterling Business Partner of the Year at Think 2020

With the prestigious IBM Excellence Award, Lightwell is being recognized for its exceptional performance, innovative solutions, and outstanding services around the IBM Sterling portfolio. During the IBM Think 2020 digital...

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Join IBM Think 2020 From Home

If you haven't already, mark your calendars: Think 2020 is still happening! From May 5–6, 2020, everyone around the world can participate in this digital event experience from the comfort and safety...

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Choosing the Right Order Management System for Great Customer Experiences

It’s no secret that customers expect a seamless and personalized experience, whether interacting with a company via a mobile device, computer, in-store, or on the phone with a customer service...

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Why Now is the Time to INVEST in Your Strategy

I just listened to a podcast about an automobile parts company that was facing significant challenges in the current COVID-19 crisis.  With auto plants all over the world shut down,...

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What is Enterprise Architecture and What are its Benefits?

In this Enterprise Architecture series, we'll explore the importance of EA in achieving business goals, highlight best practices, discuss pitfalls to avoid, and examine how organizations are leveraging EA to...

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Integration Modernization Series Part 2: The Disruptor

This post is the second of our three-part series, "Why Integration Modernization is Essential for Digital Transformation."  See our other posts: Part 1, "Understanding Digital Transformation," and Part 3, "Implementing...

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Why Integration Modernization is Essential for Digital Transformation

Part 1: Understanding Digital TransformationThis post is the first of our three-part series, "Why Integration Modernization is Essential for Digital Transformation."  Check out part 2, "The Disruptor" and part 3,...

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