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.
With enterprises in every industry evolving their IT frameworks to meet the demands of new digital ecosystems and a burgeoning app economy, it's no surprise that we've received questions recently around whether it makes sense to build or buy the components of a Service Oriented Architecture layer. And the answer? Generally not. Obviously, the question of whether one should begin implementing a SOA-based architecture today depends on the particular circumstances of the company's existing technology and its business goals. This article aims to create the beginnings of a decision framework to help those currently facing this type of question.
Thanks to those who attended our recent webcast: Bending the Spoon: Successful Transition from SOA to APIs for the App Economy. Here are the video and slides. Brian Pagano and David Andrzejek discussed an approach to extending SOA with APIs to meet the demands of business in the growing app economy.
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.