Apps update all the time as developers fix bugs and add features. Every so often, an app's feature growth will require a new permission. Users might be asked for new personal information, like a request for permission to “read calendar events plus confidential information.” Requests like these can cause heartburn among users.
In working with a wide variety of companies in every sector that are somewhere along their digital journey, I'm often asked how the challenges and opportunities vary among verticals like healthcare, financial services, telco, or retail. At first glance, it's easy to mistake these diverse starting points for differing concerns. In reality, they simply mask the common realities of today's business and technology climate.
API management came about to help companies create and manage developer ecosystems by following in the footsteps of the successful API programs of Twitter and Facebook. Today, APIs have become the connective tissue that powers all interactions with customers and partners across an extended value chain.
In this webcast, Apigee's Ed Anuff and Dilshad Simons discuss the technical and business implications of this shifted landscape.
For information security professionals, a recent “refrigerator hack” confirmed what had been expected for some time. As non-computing devices are turned into computing or “smart” devices, these types of attacks—and the scope of devices hacked—will only increase. Consumers and businesses are demanding smart devices, but manufacturers continue to ignore the threats and pay insufficient attention to securing against them.
There are still companies out there that create software that assumes a “perimeter” where the software can be installed, or requires a company “agent” to be installed on all mobile devices.
These kinds of companies need to rethink their strategies. Today's mobile-first digital world has driven huge changes in how enterprises connect with their customers and has changed the nature of the software we build.
Building a digital enterprise requires the ability to track and accelerate innovation, agility, and experimentation in the enterprise. Democratizing access to data and building-block services for developers requires a systematic audit, curation, and exposure of enterprise capabilities as reusable APIs with the ability to track, monitor, and aid the usage of such services by developers and partners. Here are the six dimensions of an analytics plan that a CDO should build and track to enable better decision making.
The rate of change in the API economy is accelerating as more and more organizations understand the power provided by apps and APIs and the agility provided by big data analysis. Here are five changes that will shape the API economy in the coming year.