Splunk’s CIO on DevOps, APIs and the evolving role of IT

October 11 2017

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In this Q&A, Splunk CIO Declan Morris shares insight into the technology approaches that will enable Splunk to double revenue in the next three years.

The role of IT has evolved from a centralized delivery model to IT as a service, where IT-owned capabilities are being offered as a service throughout the business to drive new levels of agility. One CIO embracing the changing role is Declan Morris of Splunk, which enables organizations to turn massive streams of data into operational intelligence.

How to Strengthen eCommerce with SAP Hybris and Anypoint Platform

September 20 2017

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The importance of eCommerce is expanding rapidly, especially with Amazon continuing to build its robust platform. Online sales will reach $414 billion by 2018 and mobile commerce now accounts for 21% of total digital sales. Given the growing importance of eCommerce as a channel, it is imperative that eCommerce works seamlessly with a retailer’s traditional channels.

Typical eCommerce Platforms today tightly couple their technology layers, inhibiting any flexibility to drive omnichannel experiences.

Twilio’s Top 3 Tips For Building APIs So Developers Actually Use Them

September 19 2017

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This blog post is a guest contribution from Jonas Borjesson, Tech Lead SIP at Twilio Inc.

Harnessing the power of APIs is the key to competing in the new era of software. APIs provide the agility developers and businesses need to iterate and innovate quickly, and they’re everywhere. Businesses all over the world are looking to roll out or even acquire APIs, but if they don’t succeed at winning over developers,

Reusable KPIs for Reusable APIs: The Value Prop – Part 1

September 11 2017

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A lot of enterprise IT concepts and tools have experienced dramatic change in the last decade. Several long-lived rules of thumb have faded into irrelevance. However, one conceptual holy grail has survived the volatility of the IT transformation toward all things cloud, DevOps, and APIs: reuse. Like historical explorers seeking the Northwest Passage, enterprise IT executives have long sought out ways (e.g. SOA) to drive down the cost of solution development through code reuse.

How to Build a Golden Customer API

September 1 2017

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Larry Ellison once said that a “CRM provides a 360-degree view of your customer, provided you don’t care about getting paid.” This quip was intended to ward off new threats to the dominance of ERP. Many organizations, having implemented GL and ERP, were dipping their toes in the CRM waters––particularly service heavy industries, such as utilities and manufacturing. These industries built their services, sales, and marketing functions into this CRM domain.

Physical, Virtual, Social: Is the Application Network Next?

August 28 2017

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Networks have always been at the heart of our society, defining our relationships, creating our experiences and ultimately shaping our lives. From the steam railways that enabled commerce between cities and towns, to the cables that paved the way for global communication over telephones and then the internet, networks have a history of redefining our way of life.  

More recently, the internet has given rise to virtual networks that allow us to connect to vast computing resources,

How Cybercriminals Take Advantage of Chat APIs and What To Do About It

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David Berlind is editor-in-chief of ProgrammableWeb

Cybersecurity solution provider Trend Micro has issued a report that highlights how chat platform APIs can and are being used by cybercriminals to achieve their nefarious objectives. 

Because of the degree to which Webhook APIs are involved (an API attack vector not previously discussed on ProgrammableWeb), the warnings and incidents should serve as a wake-up call to API providers and developers when it comes to the sorts of best practices and ongoing vigilance it takes to fully secure their customers and systems.Provided that the incentives are worth it,

Why APIs are Not Like EDI, UML, and Other IT Fads

August 14 2017

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Today, APIs are an important part of how organizations conduct business––from internal APIs that streamline business processes to public APIs that generate revenue for organizations. The rising value of APIs raises the question: are APIs just another technology fad, shining brightly now, but soon to fade out of the spotlight?

What is an API Fragment?

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An API fragment is a portion of an API specification, which is why understanding it starts at the API specification level. An API spec consists of a plan of how your API should look structurally – like a blueprint of a house.

The API spec documents what an API does and the expected call and response you can expect from it. It’s a key part of API development because it can help you isolate design flaws or problems before you write a line of code.

Application Networks in Federal Government

August 1 2017

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Across industries, organizations are realizing the power of reusable APIs to transform the way they do business. Health systems are redefining patient care, retailers are pioneering innovative omnichannel experiences for their customers, and banks have accelerated the speed at which they can bring innovative new products and services to market.

But what about government? How should federal agencies be thinking about leveraging reusable APIs to enable more efficient and cost-effective citizen service and mission delivery?