In 1955, Peter Drucker addressed a contingent of IBM executives, praising them for the company’s extraordinary ability to deliver in its accounting machine business “what the customer considers value.”
They “come to you because of the service you give” in “systems and procedures analysis, understanding of data processing and information gathering,” Drucker told the group, which was presided over by IBM’s president, Thomas Watson Jr., the man who over the next 15 years would drive explosive growth at Big Blue.
Telecom Lead America: Swisscom has chosen API company Apigee to drive an ecosystem of apps built on Swisscom’s network-based services.
Heinz Herren, CTO at Swisscom, said: “Swisscom was looking for a solution that could be used across all its API initiatives, both internal and external to Swisscom. Apigee offered the technology and industry-specific expertise to drive Swisscom’s commitment to APIs. Swisscom expects the introduction of APIs to dramatically reduce their time to market.”
The ability to leverage data is good. Even better is the ability to leverage data that has some context attached to it. So says Anant Jhingran, vice president of products for Apigee, a Palo Alto, Calif.-based developer of application interface (API) technology and services. To create that context, the company developed Apigee Insights, a big-data analytics platform designed to let enterprises better understand how customers are using their applications.
As the development of a digital economy based on application programming interfaces continues to gain momentum, organizations are running into issues relating to scale that are slowing the growth of the overall API economy.
Looking to give the emerging API economy an additional shot of stimulus, Apigee today opened the Apigee API Exchange, a mechanism through which developers and publishers of APIs can more easily discover and invoke APIs.
As the number of mobile health apps continue to grow, along with public demand for them, one company has found a way to open the pipelines of innovation by eliminating the need for multiple application programming interfaces (APIs).
Apigee, a Palo Alto, Calif.-based API company, announced Thursday the release of the Apigee API Exchange, which it touts as the first API exchange platform to have the ability to power app ecosystems in any industry.
Apigee is a very interesting company - or perhaps we should say it's a very helpful company - especially if you happen to be a developer in need of quickly understanding or getting to know the API set from a variety of Websites. Need a Facebook or Flickr API reference? How about the New York Times? Or maybe Salesforce? No problem!