Walgreens (yes, that Walgreens — the one that also owns Duane Reade and is trying to buy Rite Aid for $17.2 billion) has long offered a number of tools for developers who want to plug into both its retail and pharmacy business. Today, the company is extending this program with the launch of two new APIs.
The principles of cloud computing might be decades old, but it wasn’t until 2006, when Amazon entered the cloud market, that the modern cloud era really began. Like the processor virtualization market a decade earlier, cost, benefit and flexibility are providing the basis for an ever-increasing pace of enterprise cloud adoption.
Apigee and Pivotal have announced the availability of Apigee’s API management software for Pivotal's Cloud Foundry. Pivotal users can now select Apigee Edge software from the Pivotal Network marketplace to get Apigee’s API management capabilities integrated into their web applications built with Pivotal Cloud Foundry.
As enterprises embark on their digital journeys, APIs are often used to connect the fast pace of digital innovation with the more stable system of records. This is in contrast with ESBs, which are used to integrate various systems of record, for stable, well-understood business processes.
A U.K. hotel chain realized it had to get closer to customers who booked they stays through online travel sites. The answer was to cut out the middleman and develop an API strategy.
Executives and decision makers may think that they have the power, similar to Pavlov, to elicit a reaction from their customer. However, an executive's approach to technology is more similar to the dog's reaction than to Pavlov's position of control.
Software companies are always trying to figure out how they can better provide information to a specific group of people, and the agribusiness industry is no exception. The challenge for agribusiness, though, lies in the robust data that is collected and how developers can access this data to develop new applications for farmers and agriculture commodities.
APIs expose data for use by apps and the developers that create them. They make enterprise assets reachable by apps, and they’re the tool that enterprises use to add a digital layer to their interactions with customers, employees and partners.
Like many companies of a certain age, Pitney Bowes is banking on software to bolster lagging sales in a world where ecommerce is gaining steam.