Today we are launching the next generation of the Apigee API Platform.
We now give free open access to the same enterprise-grade API Platform used by industry leaders like Walgreens, eBay and AT&T. And we are expanding the definition of API management with a comprehensive set of capabilities for building, managing and driving business value from APIs and the apps built on them.
The launch of the new Apigee API Platform comes at an exciting time for our company, as we experience unprecedented growth and expansion. In the past few months, we've opened new offices in London and Austin, expanded...
Mobile, Social, and cloud computing are driving huge changes in how enterprises connect and engage with their customers and employees. This changes the way information technology (IT) needs to work. There’s a shift underway in enterprises and even in government agencies from a world of messaging platforms to collaboration platforms - platforms for real-time connectivity and collaboration across boundaries and firewalls that enable machine-to-machine, person-to-person, B2B, and B2C interactions and transactions. Social networking concepts and the growing apps economy are at the heart of this transformation.
Today we formally announced our collaboration with X.commerce in providing the API infrastructure for X.commerce, an eBay Inc. company. X.commerce is designed to help merchants reach consumers at the edge of their businesses—where they shop today—online and on millions of mobile devices. X.commerce is a great example of a platform going boldly open.
Customers ask us all the time "How do we hire great people to run our API program?" We tell them the same thing we think about when hiring at Apigee. It's about passion and it's about finding people who can work with context, not control. We lead with passion, not with skills or profiles.
One of the most important questions that enterprises ask us has changed from "Why APIs?" to "I know I need an API; where do I start?" Start where you have the most amount of pain - where the business drivers are. If your pain point is in meeting demand for mobile and social apps, then start there - with an internal API strategy.
Wayne Gretzky has this great quote -
A good hockey player plays where the puck is. A great hockey player plays where the puck is going to be.
A few days ago I had a great conversation with a big retailer (and with many other customers since then) about engaging customers on the edge of the enterprise and think it's worth sharing.
Today our systems of record in enterprises are ERP and billing systems. That will continue to be the case but the problem is that all these...
We're delighted to welcome Sam Ramji to the Sonoa team as VP of Strategy. Sam joins us from Microsoft, where he drove many of Microsoft's contributions to open source and the company's shift to embrace open source technologies like PHP.