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Monday, May 24

IBM: We Now Own Commerce

IBM to buy Sterling Commerce

If you're not familiar with Sterling Commerce, this won't be a big deal to you. If you are, this is HUGE.

Sterling is one of the world's big EDI companies. They do business with literally anyone who does EDI. Frankly, I'm surprised AT&T sold it. Now, as you can imagine, this has big implications for anyone working with Sterling.

I was with a company that used Cognos, and when IBM bought them (and began changing everything around) the company I worked for did their best to get away from Cognos due to all the changes. Guess what? They also use Sterling. I'm guessing their going to have to try to do something else for that as well.