How to Prepare for GDSN Maintenance Releases

The Global Data Synchronization Network (GDSN) has been operating for over 13 years and provides support for a wide range of trading partners and industry channels.  In May 2016, Major Release 3 (MjR3) was deployed, which increased efficiency, brought about greater flexibility across various industry verticals / business sectors and provided better support to regulatory …

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8 Principles of the Innovator’s Way

Evolving From the IT Cost Center to the IT Innovator (The original article appears in IBM System Magazine Power Systems) At a recent IT conference, I started chatting with the other attendees of an IT management track session. The exchange quickly turned interesting when we discussed a few key questions that most of us responsible …

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Seven pitfalls to avoid when you have to offer data exchange via FTP

(note: abbreviations are explained towards the bottom of this article) Most will agree that web services and EDIINT data exchanges are architecturally more elegant than FTP. However, when you have business partners that cannot handle those protocols, that ideological stand is not helpful and you simply may have to send and receive files via FTP. …

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Selecting a Workflow Management System for Your Company

When most people think about workflow they may think about a manufacturing process on a production line. And that’s really where the whole concept of workflow got started — when business and academic minds worked jointly to improve and control a process. Today, Workflow Management Systems (WFMS) have evolved to help manage the collaboration of individuals …

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