Events in the networking world don’t usually garner all that much attention from developers. But Cisco is hoping that developers are paying attention to both OpenStack, an emerging standard for managing IT infrastructure in cloud computing platforms, and Project Open Daylight, an open source implementation of a software-defined networking controller that Cisco supports.
Even to the most casual observer it’s pretty apparent that developers will be accessing ever increasingly larger amounts of data via an API. The challenge is finding the right cloud-based platform capable of facilitating the integration of all that data at acceptable performance levels.
Digital may be the way forward, but there are still many businesses that generate a lot of paperwork, and the humble fax machine is by no means unnecessary. FaxLogic is an enterprise level, cloud-based fax service that modernises the functionality of a normal fax machine by combining the convenience, features and benefits of analog fax, internet fax and fax servers. Ultimately, the aim is to provide businesses with a cost-effective and streamlined solution. FaxLogic provides the FaxLogic API that allows secure programmatic access to FaxLogic services and online message repositories.
Staying in touch with customers is essential to building lucrative relationships and encouraging repeat business. With hundreds of jobs or sales on the go, and countless emails arriving in the inbox daily, it can become easy for companies to let some slip through the cracks. Contactually is a customer relationship management system, designed to provide businesses with a tool that helps them to stay relevant in their customers’ lives. Contactually’s API allows third party developers to access this functionality and integrate it with other applications.
When it comes to mobile computing IT organizations basically have two choices. They can either try to extend their existing applications to support mobile computing access or they can develop applications from the ground up that are truly optimized for mobile computing.
Gnip, a social media data aggregation platform and social media API, has announced that the company has added six new social data sources to the Gnip Enterprise Data Collector product. The six public APIs that have been added to the platform include bitly, Instagram, Reddit, Stack Overflow, Panaramio and Plurk.
One the one hand Big Data is supposed to be one of the best things to happen to IT since the invention of the database. After all, managing massive amounts of data should make IT more relevant than ever. But as Big Data continues to evolve it’s starting to look like managing all that data is beyond the scope of many IT organizations. As a result line of businesses are turning to raft of emerging Big Data services in the cloud that allow them to analyze massive amounts of data by invoking a relatively simple API.
Keeping track of business expenses can become a complicated task, especially if there is a lot on the go and administration isn’t a strong point. SutiExpense is a tool designed to streamline this process and help businesses to have a clear understanding of their spending, eliminate errors and ultimately run things more smoothly. It’s a web-based expense management solution that tracks and manages expenses on a daily basis. SutiExpense also provides the SutiExpense API that allows developers to integrate this information with other applications.
For those who frequent the world of cyber shopping and get a kick out of making swift purchases with the click of a button, the convenience of a credit card transaction brings much satisfaction. For those who prefer to pay cash, however, don’t have access to a credit card or are perhaps a little apprehensive about sharing sensitive account details online; there’s Rixty. It’s an alternative payment solution that allows users to spend cash and coins instead of using a credit card. The Rixty API makes it possible for developers to use this system on their own websites.
When your business or product’s main access to customers is online, the last thing you want is a stumbling block when it comes to accepting payments. Quick and easy is the name of the game as online shoppers are used to nothing less than instant purchases at the click of a button and the convenient option to use their credit cards. Plastiq is a credit card payment processing and service provider that allows merchants to easily accept credit card payments for their goods and services. The Plastiq API makes it possible for developers to integrate this functionality with other applications.