After graduating from the University of Michigan in 1998, Brian Mulloy followed the path of many of his classmates, fleeing his home state for a job in a bustling city. But after 10 years of working in technology start-ups in San Francisco, he has returned as founder of a company in Detroit’s budding technology sector.
The drugstore chain builds an open API layer that lets mobile app developers connect to its corporate systems.
Walgreens, the drugstore chain and $71.6 billion retailer, builds an open API layer that lets mobile app developers connect to its corporate systems. For example, Instagram app users can send their photos to Walgreens for printing.
It is time to stop the stampede to create capacity to analyze big data and instead pursue a more balanced approach that focuses on finding more data sets and understanding how to use them to improve your business. The goal should not be to create one big factory that can handle any data set, no matter how big. Instead, we should be seeking to create an extended supply chain that accepts data from a wide variety of sources, both internal and external, processes that data in various nodes of the supply chain, passing data where it is needed, transforming it as it flows, storing key signals and events in central repositories, triggering action immediately when possible, and adding data to a queue for deeper analysis. The era of the massive data warehouse is coming to an end. The era of a distributed data supply chain is just beginning.
Apigee, a provider of API technology and services for enterprises and developers, has announced new functionality in its leading API platform that automatically converts SOAP (Simple Object Access Protocol) Web services to REST (Representational State Transfer) APIs in a matter of minutes.
In just a few years the shift of the critical mass of computing and consumer activity from PCs toward smartphones and tablets changed the rules of digital competition for every global enterprise. Within the next five years more devices and ubiquitous connectivity will drive a further shift from today’s app economy to a programmable world where software can touch nearly every interaction or transaction.
Targeted notifications for enterprise apps Apigee has added push notification capabilities to its API platform.
Apigee has added push notification capabilities to its API platform. The firm's backend-as-a-service (BaaS) capabilities can offer context-aware notifications to users. The free, self-service Apigee platform gives developers up to 10 million free push notifications per month. The firm says that this can support "even the largest" enterprise-scale campaigns with unlimited push messaging.
A little west of London’s burgeoning technology cluster most frequently referred to as Tech City or the Silicon Roundabout, lies the towering UK headquarters of API software specialists Apigee, hailing from the very Californian location the UK seeks to replicate in its capital.
Innovation is a curious beast. We tend to think of it as a static concept – and how ironic is that? If one idea should be in constant flux it is the idea of innovation. Yet we are still drawn back to ideas like the innovator’s dilemma or open innovation.
While many people doubt that there is such a thing as sustainable first mover advantage, it’s starting to look like organizations that have embraced the API economy are starting to put some distance between themselves and competitors. A new survey of 200 IT and marketing executives conducted by the newly formed Apigee Institute finds that organizations that identify themselves as being proficient in the use of APIs and data have more revenue than competitors, enjoy faster time to market speeds and overall have higher levels of customer satisfaction.