Recommmended Next Actions for Open Text

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As OpenText acquires GXS there are some opportunities available to the now combined company to pursue its mission. We reported a couple weeks ago about the acquisition (here).

The company would appear to be positioned to bring the EDI/VAN industry well into the 21st Century in the same way its other acquisitions have proven to be assets. GXS fits naturally into OpenText’s EIM (Enterprise Information Management) theme. It would be a shame to miss an opportunity to prevent an impending “EDI train wreck” that could destroy existing relationships with the EDI industry and the company’s stated desire to “be trusted in our relationships”.

GXS is acting on its plan to terminate all connectivity with Loren Data’s ECGrid on March 4, 2014. An action that will affect more than 2,000 GXS customers and their 10,000 trading partnerships. GXS made good on refusing any new partnerships with companies on ECGrid after 1/1/2014.

Utica Comets Win Third In A Row

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Benn Ferriero’s overtime goal gave the Utica Comets a 1-0 American Hockey League victory over the Abbotsford Heat Friday.

Joacim Eriksson made 33 saves in posting his second shutout of the season as the Comets won for the third straight time. The Comets have allowed just three goals in those three victory.

The Comets and the Heat play again Saturday in Abbotsford, and Utica (14-20-2-3) returns home to play the Lake Erie Monsters Tuesday.

Read more: http://www.uticaod.com/article/20140125/SPORTS/140129511/10889/SPORTS#ixzz2rPDcK23G