Digital transformation has become a competitive necessity for every global enterprise. And we at Apigee are continually privileged and humbled to be asked by business and technical leaders for our point of view, benchmark data, and insights in order to help them lead their companies through digital transformation. We take this with the utmost seriousness and with profound enthusiasm for the opportunities the rise of mobile computing, the advent of the app economy, and the emergence of the Internet of Things present to companies in every sector. In collaboration with author and researcher Haydn Shaughnessy, we've expanded our research to uncover the patterns for successful digital transformation at large companies.
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.
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.
In our most recent post in a short series, we began to look at why and how the model of the invisible Internet is changing to support new usage and business models in the visible Internet.
We think of Apigee Platform as analogous to a Cisco switch for today’s Internet traffic - replacing traditional switching software as the backbone and traffic cop for the modern WAN, and in some ways also acting as an “application server in the cloud”. So what are the traits of this modern “application” switching system?
In my previous post, I examined the evolution of Internet systems' complexity and business models. We looked at how commonly used software applications have grown more and more complex and the things that people and companies are doing with the Internet today are qualitatively different than they were a decade ago.
This time – how the Internet backplane model is changing to support these new usage and business models.
In my previous blog post, I introduced the notion of the Visible Internet (today’s app economy), and the Invisible Internet (the structural and management patterns that make the visible Internet possible). The Internet has revolutionized and transformed business, commerce, and culture and the changes in the Invisible Internet to support all this are no less revolutionary. Let’s take a closer look at the evolution of Internet systems' complexity and other drivers of Internet transformation.
You don’t have to look very far in the technology or popular press to see how the app economy is shaping our world. From studies that credit the app economy with creating more than half a million jobs in the past 5 years of an otherwise sluggish economy – to the effects of the app economy on just about all areas of our lives – the app economy is without doubt the driving force of the first decade of the 21st century. In a short series of blog posts, we'll look at the changing structure of the Internet backplane to support the new app economy.