APIs for CPG – Managing Bathrooms to Supply Chains

One of the first API stories I ever heard was about the Charmin “Sit or Squat” mobile app that identifies nearby bathrooms (along with ratings) to be used when bathroom emergencies occur while traveling. While not an API that earns direct revenue for Charmin, it provides value for Charmin customers, brand awareness, and yes, a...  Continue reading APIs for CPG – Managing Bathrooms to Supply Chains

Beware of exaggerated and misleading integration claims to IBM products – the case of SOA Software/Akana

You’ve probably heard the term “co-opetition” before. In my mind, when two companies become partners, there is an implicit understanding that both will work together, i.e. join forces, to help each other become successful in the market place – “the sum is greater than its parts”. However, sometimes, partnered companies have competing products...  Continue reading Beware of exaggerated and misleading integration claims to IBM products – the case of SOA Software/Akana