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Someone wrote me yesterday to ask about Sterling Commerce, how its business worked and how it could be worth close to a billion and a half dollars to IBM.

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Comments (2)
Jim - Elemica is another value-added network for the chemical market that automates business processes in order management, fulfillment, inventory, and logistics. The Elemica difference is their dedication to replacing obsolete supply chain structures with operational efficiency, allowing a collection of companies to operate as a whole. By taking disparate systems and unifying them into a single network across buyers, partners and suppliers, companies achieve greater results with lower costs. Additionally, Elemica helps to lower expenses for purchased goods through strategic sourcing of direct materials, indirect materials and services as well as capital expenditures.
Posted by BECKY B | Wednesday, May 26 2010 at 1:24PM ET
Jim - excellent perspective on the acquisition. As the convergence of all forms of data and information software gains momentum it makes perfect sense to me that IBM would purchase Sterling for the exact reasons you mention. Data may be a commodity, but applying context to create information and transporting information efficiently via a standard mechanism is definitely value-add.
Posted by Lori H | Wednesday, May 26 2010 at 4:56PM ET
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