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ALSO CALLED: Business to Business, BtoB, B2B Marketplaces
DEFINITION: On the Internet, B2B (business-to-business), also known as e-biz, is the exchange of products, services, or information between businesses rather than between businesses and consumers. Although early interest centered on the growth of retailing on the Internet (sometimes called e-tailing), forecasts are that B2B revenue will far exceed business-to-consumers (B2C) revenue in the near future. According  … 
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The Forrester Wave™: Hybrid2 Integration, Q1 2014
sponsored by Red Hat
WHITE PAPER: Forrester evaluated hybrid integration vendors, identifying the 14 most significant middleware providers. They researched the functionality and interoperability of all relevant vendor products for hybrid scenarios between the cloud and on-premises, as well as across the different traditional on-premises integration capabilities.
Posted: 19 Jun 2014 | Published: 14 Feb 2014

Red Hat

Gartner: What CIOs should know about cloud‑based customer service
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ANALYST BRIEF: IT leaders and managers of customer support need to understand the limits of cloud-based CRM customer service and support software solutions, writes Michael Maoz, vice-president and distinguished analyst at Gartner.
Posted: 25 Nov 2013 | Published: 25 Nov 2013

Herding Geese: The Retail Supply Chain
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BOOK: Steven Keifer draws on the pioneering work of US retailer, Walmart, to explain the essentials of EDI in the retail supply chain.
Posted: 22 Apr 2013 | Published: 22 Apr 2013

Integrating and monitoring business-to-business (B2B) value chains
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ANALYST REPORT: Analysts Clive Longbottom and Rob Bamforth offer advice on putting in place an effective, integrated, overall B2B solution.
Posted: 14 Jan 2013 | Published: 04 Sep 2012

Effective B2B Integration
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ANALYST REPORT: Date Vile identifies 6 key factors to help businesses integrate their supply and demand chains more effectively.
Posted: 29 Nov 2012 | Published: 21 Sep 2012

Video Conferencing: The Key to Successful DR?
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EGUIDE: This E-Guide from describes how businesses of all sizes can benefit from video conferencing technology. View now to learn the increasing role video is playing in not only collaboration and connectivity but also disaster recovery initiatives and maintaining business continuity.
Posted: 31 Aug 2012 | Published: 31 Aug 2012

Euro crisis: Key questions CEOs and CIOs should ask each other
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ANALYST BRIEF: With a potential economic crisis looming in the Eurozone, Gartner offers a checklist of questions that CIOs and CEOs should ask each other.
Posted: 02 Apr 2012 | Published: 02 Apr 2012

Leaders and Laggards in the Digital Economy
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IT BRIEFING: The digitisation index from Booz & Co reveals the business leaders and laggards in the digital technology and explains why it is vital to embrace it.
Posted: 28 Mar 2012 | Published: 28 Mar 2012

The Future of Innovation Management: The Next 10 Years
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IT BRIEFING: Download this report from Arthur D Little to learn 5 key innovation concepts for CIOs and CTOs.
Posted: 31 Jan 2012 | Published: 05 Sep 2011

CW Buyer's Guide: Customer Relations (CRM)
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ESSENTIAL GUIDE: This nine-page Buyer's Guide to Customer Relationsip Management (CRM) analyses the factors CIOs and senior IT professionals will need to consider as they plan their CRM strategies.
Posted: 31 Jan 2012 | Published: 05 Oct 2011

B2B Collaboration: No Longer Optional
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: In this report from the Aberdeen Group, get an in-depth look at why B2B collaboration is such a priority, as well as what actions business leaders are taking, the challenges they face, and their plans to execute B2B collaboration strategies.
Posted: 25 Jun 2014 | Published: 31 May 2012


The Future of Business-to-Business Integration
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: In this IDC report, explore how organizations are evolving their B2B integration capabilities to adapt to new business and technology trends, as well as achieve operational and customer excellence.
Posted: 25 Jun 2014 | Published: 31 Mar 2013


B2B Cloud Integration: A strategic approach to transforming EDIs and optimizing your value chain
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: In this e-book, get an overview of the B2B integration landscape, including challenges, opportunities, and successful approaches of developing electronic data interchange (EDI) strategies.
Posted: 23 Jun 2014 | Published: 30 Sep 2013


Bridging the Business/IT Divide in B2B Integration
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: This research report presents results from a survey of 360 line of business managers in regards to B2B integration, and also offers recommendations on narrowing the gap between business and IT to maximize returns from B2B integration initiatives.
Posted: 16 Jun 2014 | Published: 30 May 2014


Maximizing the Benefit of B2B Integration
sponsored by OpenText GXS
WEBCAST: Integrating SAP and B2B systems can provide significant operational benefits and ROI, but it's a substantial investment and a complicated process. However, by using managed services for your SAP B2B integration project, you can eliminate the hassle.
Posted: 30 May 2014 | Premiered: May 30, 2014

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B2B integration tools for a streamlined value chain
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: Did you know that while 73% of executives say B2B integration is key to business success, only 17% believe they've actually achieved this goal? If you're struggling to manage a complex value chain of partners, suppliers, customers, and distributers, the right B2B integration tools may be the answer to your woes.
Posted: 09 Apr 2014 | Published: 31 Aug 2012


Transferring Data without Secure Protocols?
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: This white paper outlines a solution that protects your data wherever it may be so that your users can remain productive.
Posted: 07 Apr 2014 | Published: 07 May 2014


E-guide: 5 must-have integration competencies for competitive advantage
sponsored by IBM
EGUIDE: In this exclusive e-guide, explore the latest trends in application integration and learn why better collaboration is critical for a successful integration environment. Also, learn five key integration competencies that will give you a competitive advantage
Posted: 20 Mar 2014 | Published: 20 Mar 2014


B2B Cloud Integration: A strategic approach to optimizing your value chain
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: This E-book presents an overview of the B2B integration landscape: its challenges, its opportunities, and the approaches that leading organizations follow in developing a robust and scalable EDI solution.
Posted: 01 Nov 2013 | Published: 01 Nov 2013


Aberdeen Report: Understanding the Complexity of B2B Integration: Insights for Mid-Market Leaders“
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: Coordinating with partners across multiple channels and sites isn't easy, however, gaps can lead to poor sales performance and lost business due to unhappy customers or suppliers. Explore this analyst report from the Aberdeen Group to learn how mid-market enterprises can improve collaboration with multi-channel and real-time data integration.
Posted: 15 Jul 2013 | Published: 30 Jun 2012


How Luxury Brands Can Reach The Growing Market in China - Presentation transcript
sponsored by CDNetworks
PRESENTATION TRANSCRIPT: This presentation transcript explains how your business can leverage a global content delivery network (CDN) to increase application performance and deliver reliable ecommerce services to customers across the globe.
Posted: 31 Jul 2012 | Published: 21 Jun 2012


Sell. Smarter. Redefining commerce in the age of the customer
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: Discover innovative commerce technologies designed to enable businesses to sell smarter and transform buyers into loyal, returning customers. Uncover the 6 key selling areas these strategies target, including cross-channel selling, payments and settlements, store solutions, distributed order management, and more.
Posted: 18 May 2012 | Published: 01 May 2012


IDC Whitepaper: SAP Customers Move to Managed Cloud Services to Cut Costs and Improve Efficiency of B2B Integration
sponsored by SAP America, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This white paper examines how SAP customers improved B2B integration by implementing a cloud-based solution - SAP Information Interchange OnDemand - and the reasons, challenges, and benefits behind doing so.
Posted: 15 May 2012 | Published: 15 May 2012

SAP America, Inc.

Evaluating cloud-based file transfer services
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: If you are looking for smarter ways to approach file sharing in your commerce environment, you are probably thinking about outsourcing or moving to the cloud. This evaluation from IBM, supported by research from Vanson-Bourne, can help by showing you critical factors to consider.
Posted: 27 Jan 2012 | Published: 01 Jul 2011


Analyst Research IBM Synchronizes its Commerce 2.0 Strategy with ‘Smarter Commerce’ Initiative
sponsored by IBM
ANALYST BRIEF: In this paper, IDC Insight highlights the important elements of the IBM Smarter Commerce announcement and looks at the implications of the announcement in the context of a powerful movement that is occurring in the commerce solutions marketplace, both business to business (B2B) and business to consumer (B2C).
Posted: 17 Nov 2011 | Published: 31 Mar 2011

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B2B DEFINITION (continued): …  to studies published in early 2000, the money volume of B2B exceeds that of e-tailing by 10 to 1. Over the next five years, B2B is expected to have a compound annual growth of 41%. The Gartner Group estimates B2B revenue worldwide to be $7.29 trillion dollars by 2004. In early 2000, the volume of investment in B2B by venture capitalists was reported to be accelerating sharply although profitable B2B sites were not yet easy to find.B2B Web sites can be sorted into:Company Web sites, since the target audience for many company Web sites is other companies and their employees. Company sites can … 
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