Alan Glickenhouse

RFP Template – Assistance in Choosing an API Solution Partner

Many businesses considering an API solution are looking for help in understanding what a complete API management product might look like. But they also want to consider what to look for in the partner they choose to supply the API Management product ensuring that the product meets their current and future needs, and also that the vendor partner can provide the assistance to help ensure their success. To assist your efforts, IBM is supplying a template that you can use to help formulate your RFP.  Continue reading RFP Template – Assistance in Choosing an API Solution Partner

Forrester TEI Study Results Show 674% ROI

What is the ROI for an API initiative? The 674% ROI result for the IBM API Connect composite customer scenario in the Forrester study is quite large, but not very surprising. For the last several years I have been meeting with clients in all industries, of all sizes, and in all parts of the world discussing how APIs can help their business. The possibilities are truly amazing and the business leaders I talk to recognize these significant opportunities. Still, we needed a better way to demonstrate these potential returns to a larger audience. To accomplish this IBM commissioned Forrester Consulting to conduct a Total Economic Impact™ (TEI) study and examine the potential benefits and return on investment (ROI) enterprises may realize by implementing IBM API Connect.  Continue reading Forrester TEI Study Results Show 674% ROI

What is the ROI for API Connect? – Forrester TEI Study Demonstrates Economic Benefits

IBM commissioned Forrester Consulting to conduct a Total Economic Impact™ (TEI) study and examine the potential benefits and return on investment (ROI) enterprises may realize by implementing IBM API Connect. Sign up for the webinar to listen to the results.  Continue reading What is the ROI for API Connect? – Forrester TEI Study Demonstrates Economic Benefits

Why your business needs APIs (and why your APIs need IBM API Connect)

Many businesses are trying to figure out how or if APIs and the API economy are applicable or needed for their business. And if they are needed, what API management vendor is the right choice to help them succeed. The paper, “Why your business needs APIs (and why your APIs need IBM API Connect)” is now available to help answer these questions.   Continue reading Why your business needs APIs (and why your APIs need IBM API Connect)

Software Industry API Use Cases – Eating Our Own Cooking

Many of the use cases associated with businesses in the Software industry are the same as Retail. After all, companies that create software products, sell them. In the case of software, sometimes the software is installed on premise and other times it is used in the cloud as a service (XaaS). But, in either mode the basic retail use cases apply. In this software industry blog I’ll look at use cases that are specific to the Software industry which are in addition to the retail scenarios.   Continue reading Software Industry API Use Cases – Eating Our Own Cooking

Does size matter? (for your business to participate in the API Economy)

“How big does a business need to be before offering assets via business APIs using IBM API Connect?” I’ll answer a question with a set of questions, all starting with “How big does a business need to be before it …” • Needs a web site? • Needs a mobile App? • Wants to provide great service to its customers? • Needs to partner with other companies (e.g. for supply chain)? • Wants to take advantage of social media? • Wants to reach/obtain new customers? • Wants to bring new offerings to market faster and less costly than they have in the past? • Needs a digital strategy?   Continue reading Does size matter? (for your business to participate in the API Economy)