Intellinote Integrates Productivity Tool with Google Apps API

Michael Vizard, February 12th, 2014

Most people usually take notes that they hope will eventually prove useful in some way by using either some type of mobile computing device or a piece of paper. Unfortunately, much of that information never makes it into a document, especially if it’s on a paper that can easily get lost.


Unbabel Combines Machine and Human Translation

Patricio Robles, February 11th, 2014

For many companies, translation is seen as an either-or proposition: Either you have humans performing translations, or you accept what a machine provides. But a Portugal-based start-up called Unbabel thinks it can provide better translations more cost-efficiently by offering the best of both worlds.


IBM SoftLayer CEO: APIs Put Developers in Control of the Cloud

Michael Vizard, February 10th, 2014

While there’s a lot of chest-thumping going on over who has the biggest cloud, there’s no doubt that IBM suddenly has a lot of momentum following its acquisition of SoftLayer. Amazon Web Services (AWS) remains the largest public cloud service by far in terms of the pure number of virtual machines. But when you consider more than just infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS) in the cloud, IBM claims to have generated $4.4 billion in revenue across a cloud ecosystem that includes SoftLayer, 150 software-as-a-service (SaaS) applications and a vast array of cloud consulting services.


Top Tools to Help You Mock Web Services

Patricio Robles, January 13th, 2014

Developing complex, interactive web applications can be a significant undertaking fraught with potential pitfalls and challenges. Fortunately, developers have a significant number of tools to help them avoid many pitfalls and address common challenges. From robust IDEs and web application frameworks to unit testing libraries and continuous integration software, just about every step of the development lifecycle is covered.


Salesforce.com Touts Salesforce 1 API Momentum

Michael Vizard, January 8th, 2014

The Salesforce1 platform that integrates customer relationship management (CRM) with analytics, social networking and mobile computing software has seen its momentum grow with a 96 percent increase in the number of active Salesforce1 mobile app users


Adeptia Looks to Democratize Data Integration via the Cloud

Michael Vizard, December 18th, 2013

One of the more subtle trends starting to emerge as 2014 approaches is that end users are increasingly self-servicing their data integration requirements. As integration services continue to mature in the cloud, the days of end users’ dependence on developers to connect various sets of data are coming to a close. A case in point is Adeptia, a provider of data and application integration software that plans to extend the reach of its software directly to end users.


Dell Starts to Craft an API Integration Strategy

Michael Vizard, December 16th, 2013

It’s no secret that Dell placed a big bet on software companies in the last few years. The hard part will be pulling all the assets together under a shared integrated framework. The company is working through the first phases of that effort now, according to Dell Software president John Swainson. 


Box Extends Partner Program Reach to Integrators

Michael Vizard, December 13th, 2013

BoxAs part of its ongoing effort to turn its cloud service into a platform for enabling the delivery of application service, Box this week announced The Box Services Partner Program, a new network of systems integrators and consultants focused on helping organizations transition to the cloud.


HeyWire Business Launches Partner Program for Mobile Messaging API

Michael Vizard, December 10th, 2013

Mobile messaging, a technology that is often associated with smartphones, is now being more broadly applied within the enterprise. Application of this technology is increasing in areas typically dominated by legacy instant messaging applications. One providers of such a service is HeyWire Business, which today launched a channel partner program designed to reward partners that leverage the company’s API.


CloudPassage’s API Security Gateway Gets Splunk Support

Michael Vizard, December 6th, 2013

With both delivery and management of security increasingly moving to the cloud, organizations of all sizes are presented with new approaches to security that use APIs to reduce the complexity of securing applications.


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