Healthcare Providers – A Prescription for APIs

Health providers need to access many resources to provide the best care possible. This includes engaging the patient in the care plan, improving collaboration across multiple health related entities (i.e. partners), and accessing data resources to improve diagnosis. While providing all this they need to meet security and regulatory requirements, make frequent improvements to services...  Continue reading Healthcare Providers – A Prescription for APIs

Where are you spending your enterprise IT dollars?

In the last few years, the enterprise landscape has changed. While IoT “infestation” is a major reason for this change, there are other important reasons too. The need to provide flexible interface for your partners in a quick manner, the need to mobile enable not only any new application/process that is being built, but also...  Continue reading Where are you spending your enterprise IT dollars?

APIs for Utilities: Let’s do something about the Weather!

Today’s low temperature at my house is -1 oF (-18 oC) with a wind chill of -25 oF (-32 oC). This got me thinking about APIs for Utilities. The old joke is “everybody complains about the weather, but nobody does anything about it.” Well, maybe we can’t change the weather, but perhaps...  Continue reading APIs for Utilities: Let’s do something about the Weather!

Manage your APIs like content, not like software

APIs should have their own simple, light weight lifecycles. The API owner should be able to declaratively decide what an API looks like, with whom to share that API, and under what terms and conditions. All done independently of the lifecycle of software assets providing data and function exposed through the API. We must trust...  Continue reading Manage your APIs like content, not like software