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

Manage Your API Gateway with API Connect on Bluemix Dedicated

Did you ever feel the need where you don't have to compromise between having API Management on cloud while retaining control of your API Gateways? If the answer is resounding yes (which we believe it is) - then your wish is coming true!!! With API Connect in 1Q' 2017 we are announcing the ability of API…  Continue reading Manage Your API Gateway with API Connect on Bluemix Dedicated

Coming Soon: API Monetization capability in IBM API Connect

Monetization of data assets is an exciting aspect of the API economy. The fact that a new revenue stream can be generated by charging for API usage has piqued the interest of entrepreneurs and executives alike. APIs truly are the digital glue that help developers in connecting the dots to design compelling user experiences. There…  Continue reading Coming Soon: API Monetization capability in IBM API Connect

Easily create REST APIs in Swift using API Connect

API Connect is excited to add Swift REST API creation capabilities to its Developer toolkit. API Connect users will be able to create Swift APIs using the popular Kitura framework from the API Connect v5.0.7 command line interface. Just like creating a LoopBack API, the command line will guide the user to create their Kitura APIs in a matter of seconds.  Continue reading Easily create REST APIs in Swift using API Connect

Open, scalable, flexible runtime management of APIs through API Connect enabled containers

API Connect is excited to announce enabling its customers to manage their runtimes using containers. Starting from APIC v5.0.7, APIC customers can run their APIs using the open industry standard Docker containers, design their runtime management fabric with the ever growing pool of container management tools, and independently move their deployment across servers and locations. The best part is they don’t need to be tied to any proprietary technology or a company to do any of these.  Continue reading Open, scalable, flexible runtime management of APIs through API Connect enabled containers

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

API Connect Hands-On Lab: Learn how to Create, Manage, and Socialize your APIs!

In March 2016, we announced the release of the API Connect platform on IBM Bluemix, a robust API creation and management tool that powers businesses to create modern digital applications. Since the release, the platform has been continuing to evolve as we add a number of new capabilities to the platform. To make it easier…  Continue reading API Connect Hands-On Lab: Learn how to Create, Manage, and Socialize your APIs!

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