Mobile has very quickly caused a cataclysmic shift in today’s technology landscape, giving way to a new breed of consumers who expect information and services, literally right at their fingertips.
In just about every major Winter Olympics event, the difference between gold and some other color of medal usually comes down to a tenth of a second. Keeping track of all those results and then broadcasting them out to the world is a vast ecosystem of APIs that connect everything from video streams to mobile computing applications all over the globe.
It’s hard to find something if you don’t know what you’re looking for.Just ask professional recruiters tasked with finding the elusive chief digital officer (CDO). A recent Gartner poll of executive search experts found that uncertainty about what’s expected of a CDO results in flawed searches for these digital leaders. Many business leaders realize the importance of going digital, but that’s where their clarity (and experience) ends.
SUMMARY:Watches, garages and data privacy are all topics of discussion in this weeks podcast featuring The Pebble Steel, a connected garage door opener and Sam Ramji of Apigee discussing business models for the internet of things.
Throwing a hackathon is a great way for companies to get their name and products out to developers, but it shouldn’t be the only outlet to engage them. “Hackathons are not the be-all and end-all,” said Scott Regan, Apigee’s developer programs leader. “Way too many companies launch hackathons and then that is it, there is nothing after that. A hackathon is meant to be one small event in a larger plan.”
You've spent tons of time and effort building your website. So when you add content, features, or functionality, you naturally focus on your website first. Wrong move. Smart businesses now think mobile first. Here's another in my series where I pick a topic and connect with someone a lot smarter than me. This time I talked to Chet Kapoor, CEO of Apigee, a provider of API technology services for developers and enterprises. (Basically they build products powered by data to deliver applications.)
When Apigee moved to San Jose from Palo Alto, it joined a growing cadre of technology firms downtown.We were curious to see what Apigee, a provider of enterprise API management products, was going to do with the 41,000 square feet it leased at 10 Almaden Boulevard. So when Apigee invited us up for a visit, we wanted to share the view.
Driving down Highway 1 on the Big Sur coastline in Northern California, it’s easy to miss the signs that dot the roadside. After all, the stunning views of the Pacific crashing against the rocks can be a major distraction. The signage along this windy, treacherous stretch of road, however, is pretty important -- neglecting to slow down to 15 MPH for that upcoming hairpin turn could spell trouble.Careful planning and even science goes into figuring out where to place signs, whether they are for safety, navigation, or convenience. It takes a detailed understanding of the conditions and the driving experience to determine this. To help drivers plan, manage, and correct their journey trajectories, interstate highway signs follow a strict pattern in shape, color, size, location, and height, depending on the type of information being displayed.
An enterprise can have the best, most agile, scalable and capable IT system in the world, but if an end user can't access or utilize the functionality as needed, it's all for naught. Apple co-founder Steve Jobs was right about a lot of things, but the most important one is that IT has to be as simple as possible to use. But what is an application? For the consumer, the term "app" may bring to mind Angry Birds, Snapchat or Instagram, but apps are equally integral to the development and use of enterprise IT. An app could serve a CRM function internally, a customer portal, or even a machine-to-machine back end. In fact, there are many lessons we've learned in today's app economy that are relevant to the way IT works—whether the app addresses employees, partners, or customers. This slide show—based on eWEEK reporting and industry information from API provider Apigee—discusses how to bring the app economy to your company to improve functionality and efficiency.
Bugaboo has announced the appointment of Apigee to provide the app and API infrastructure for its new digital platform, with the aim of making a faster shopping experience for customers.