The combined knowledge of an entire company’s staff can be a powerful tool in productivity and moving forward. Many systems exist that aim to help businesses make knowledge sharing within an enterprise a streamlined process, but a lot of them may lack that ’something’ that motivates the staff to actually participate. Deskarma is a knowledge sharing solution that also includes game mechanics and a scoring system that is aimed at motivating staff to get involved. The Deskarma API allows developers to use this functionality and integrate it with other applications.
While most organizations are still struggling with just how to cope with giving mobile computing devices access to the corporate network, a second wave of mobile computing is already starting to gain momentum.
Gartner analyst Laura McLellan made a bold statement in her 2012 webinar: “By 2017, the CMO will spend more on IT than the CIO”. While I think it is too bold a statement, you can’t deny the fact that an eco-system shift is happening and API Management is the catalyst. From my own personal experience, I can vouch for this shift in who is doing the big spending. A new set of tools are enabling CMOs to create new, powerful channels. They are called APIs. The very introduction of these APIs are resulting in new ways of leveraging channels and exposing content, media, and data to customers, partners, the community, developers, and even to the public.
Endatio, business workflow automation software provider, has released a number of its services via the Endatio API. Of its broad offering; automation services, credit checks, sanctions checks, collections, credit financing, address lookup, and bank account verification can be integrated seamlessly into third party workflows via Endatio APIs. Customers have long trusted Endatio as a consultant. The series of APIs brings Endatio skill and talent directly into day to day processes.
One of the most fascinating, yet frustrating, aspects of anything to do with APIs is how rapidly the technology that serves as the foundation for the programmable web evolves. That dynamic volatility was in full view last week at the API Strategy and Practice conference in New York in the form of Daniel Jacobson, director of API engineering at Netflix.
ConnectYard, a leading social engagement solutions provider, has just announced the launch of a brand new RESTful Web API which makes it possible for developers to create third-party applications as well as integrate ConnectYard functionality into other existing platforms.
Most people don’t tend to think of APIs as a potentially life threatening issue. But the folks at Rave Mobile Safety have determined that giving first responders access to a wide variety of data sources can save lives. A new Smart911Connect offering from Rave Mobile Safety allows emergency response centers accessing the company’s Smart911 database to leverage a set of APIs to access everything from building floor plans to healthcare records.
Celoxis is both an online and installable project management platform integreted with Microsoft Outlook, iCal, Google Calendar, and Salesforce.com, among others. Celoxis explains the Celoxis API in a way that suggests they want you to be able to use it easily.
Organizations of all sizes are starting to appreciate that there is a wealth of information starting to flow in and out of their companies via the APIs they decided to expose to third-parties. Now those organizations can start figuring out how to derive some value out of all that data.
Mashery (A ProgrammableWeb sponsor) and Forrester are presenting a free webinar on February 6th to discuss how enterprises can successfully shift from SOA governance to API management which enables businesses to be competitive through digital channels.