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

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

Coming Soon: 30 Seconds to Serverless and Traditional managed APIs

Serverless development is changing the way applications are made and how technology scales, but, as every developer knows, it is a pain to add an API gateway to serverless actions and create true scaleable and production ready APIs. Introducing Bluemix Native API management, a free service where developers can add API security and control to…  Continue reading Coming Soon: 30 Seconds to Serverless and Traditional managed APIs

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)

Happy API Year!

It’s that time of year when we look back at the year that has passed and ahead to what will come. As I think back over 2016 it was one of my most exciting years in my 35 year career at IBM. The interest around the world in all continents (okay, I did not go to Antarctica) and in all industries was incredible. I met hundreds of people in roles from C-level executives to developers who all wanted to discuss what is going on in the API Economy. What were the most common questions I was asked? …  Continue reading Happy API Year!

Useful Tips for API Connect Liberty Collective

Useful Tips Here are some useful tips to prevent some common user configuration issues. All the Host machines in the collective and the machines where you publish application using the APIC Toolkit must have the same architecture, OS, node version and npm versions. Examples of not to have APIC Toolkit installed on a windows machine…  Continue reading Useful Tips for API Connect Liberty Collective

Identifying API Use Cases in Property and Casualty Insurance – White paper available

The next paper in the industry use case series is now available and focuses on the Property and Casualty Insurance industry. The insurance industry is becoming very active in the API economy. Insurance is a data-intensive business, and accessing data quickly across the enterprise, using data in new ways and interfacing with partners rapidly can provide competitive differentiation. In this paper we cover use cases across a wide variety of scenarios – internal, partnering, social, analytics, and more.  Continue reading Identifying API Use Cases in Property and Casualty Insurance – White paper available