We sat down with Mike Redding, senior managing director at Accenture Technology Labs, during I ♥ APIs 2013 to discuss how and why businesses should “platformize,” and take other important steps toward digital transformation. Becoming a platform entails “thinking about how you get others to create on your behalf,” Redding says.
Success in the digital world isn't just about enabling access through APIs; it also requires an industrialized model to deliver APIs at the speed and scale needed to capture new opportunities. API industrialization describes a set of technologies for publishing APIs with the efficiency, agility, and scale needed to compete in the digital world.
In this webcast, Accenture's Teresa Tung and Apigee's Brian Pagano discuss a maturity model that helps you understand where you are in your API journey and explore the considerations and steps to move beyond API enablement to an industrial-strength API strategy.
Analytics play a crucial role in ensuring the success of API programs. But analytics to glean insights and improve an API product don't happen by accident. Are you designing for analytics? I joined Brian Pagano & Kumar Srivastava of Apigee recently for a discussion of designing for analytics. The video is here as well as an excerpt and sneak preview of an article I'm finishing. The full story will be available on accenture.com in the coming weeks.
Every business is a digital business, and digital business ecosystems are powered by APIs. In our recent joint webcast with Accenture, Teresa Tung from Accenture and Brian Pagano of Apigee discussed the technology trends of 2013 with a focus on the API and app economy as well as insights from Accenture's latest Technology Vision. Review the video and slides here and download the Accenture Technology Vision 2013 report.