The focal point of computing power is shifting from the server room to the mobile device. This presents businesses with the opportunity—and the imperative—to develop new experiences that are specifically crafted for tablets or smartphones. We call it digital transformation: the evolution businesses go through to add a digital dimension to the experiences of their customers, employees, and partners. Wherever your business is on the digital path, our new eBook, "Digital Transformation: Getting in Shape for the Digital World," outlines strategies you can follow and real steps you can take to prepare for the future.
When you hear the word “app,” we hope you don’t just think of Angry Birds on your iPhone. True, apps like this compel consumers to buy mobile devices, and they’re an important part of the app economy. But apps are also spreading through enterprise IT.
As mobile technology and data analytics completely reshape the business landscape, building digital business DNA is imperative for the survival in today’s app economy. Many companies are seeking out chief digital officers (CDOs) to lead this digital transformation.
Today we released a scheduled update for Apigee Edge, the app, API, and analytics infrastructure used by enterprises like Walgreens, eBay, and AT&T that can be used for free at apigee.com.
Some of the key new features and improvements included in this update are SAML 2.0, API product history, and enhanced API dashboards.
Walgreens, the largest drugstore chain in the United States, has created a great video to educate developers about what they might gain from building apps on the company’s QuickPrints open API. QuickPrints lets mobile users print photos directly from their devices and pick them up in Walgreens stores.
With all the emphasis these days that’s placed on combing through the piles of potentially invaluable data that resides within an enterprise, it’s possible for a business to lose sight of the need to turn the discoveries generated by data analysis into valuable actions. Sure, insights and observations that arise from data analysis are interesting and compelling, but they really aren’t worth much unless they can be converted into some kind of business value, whether it’s, say, fine tuning the experience of customers who are considering abandoning your product or service, or modeling an abuse detection system to block traffic from malicious users.
It's a wrap for I ♥ APIs 2013. Huge thanks to each and every one of the over 800 attendees who attended and helped make I ♥ APIs, Apigee’s first user and industry conference, a resounding success this week! Under clear blue skies and with amazing views of the Golden Gate, Alcatraz and Angel Island out of every window, we got to see how every industry is touched by digital. A panel of great CDOs kicked it all off in inspiring fashion on Tuesday describing how every business is a digital business and how Chief Digital Officers (whether they have CDO as title on their business card or not) are leading enterprise innovation and transforming physical value networks with digital value networks . . .