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    B2B Integration Gets Strategic in the Cloud

    For more years than anyone cares to admit, most IT organizations took a tactical approach to integration that was driven by a specific project rather than an overall strategy.

    But as business processes continue to mature on the Internet, a survey of 500 IT organizations in the U.S and Europe, conducted by Vanson Bourne on behalf of IBM, finds that not only is there a shift to the cloud for B2B integration, but a much more strategic approach to ensure that whatever process companies put in place is repeatable.

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    Click through for results from a B2B cloud integration survey conducted by Vanson Bourne on behalf of IBM.

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    There is a shift toward taking a more strategic approach.

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    Cost and business impact top the list.

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    Consolidation and the move to the cloud top the list.

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    About half are looking outside for help in one form or another.

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