Inside the API Product Mindset
APIs expose data or functionality for use by applications and developers, which means they allow access to a business’s valuable digital assets—and thus to the heart of the business itself. Vulnerable APIs can expose a business’s core data and services to a variety of threats. Therefore, API security should be of paramount importance to any enterprise that exposes digital assets.
Google Cloud’s new eBook, Building and Managing Secure APIs, takes a deeper look at the do’s and don’ts of enterprise API security.
Explore how to design secure, easy-to-use APIs with field-tested best practices, real-world use cases and a checklist to help your team get started.
? Field-tested best practices
? Real-world use cases
? API monetization checklist
Using PaaS to build and extend the functionality of cloud software products (SaaS) means that you:
- No longer have the cost of maintaining hardware and / or a data center (especially if it is not being utilized 100% of the time) \ lowering costs and expanding resources
- Can set up development environments quickly and easily, boosting speed, innovation and agility
- Save time, improving speed and agility and reducing time to market
- Only pay for what you use, further reducing costs and increasing flexibility
…which, in turn, will provide faster time-to-value.
The confluence of AI and Industry 4.0 is transforming image processing. As image vision becomes widespread, there is an increasing need to transition stand-alone imaging to an integrated driver of automation feeding insights back into the business systems that monitor overall factory performance.
Download the whitepaper to learn more about fitting multiple demands into a single platform—
• Building an industrial system with advanced functions like machine vision and Industry 4.0 connectivity
• Minimizing the footprint of the systems to save space, cost and power consumption
• Adhering to principles of long life, safety, reliability, real-time control functionality alongside AI and IIOT capabilities
Published By: Dell EMC
Published Date: Feb 14, 2019
Artificial intelligence (AI) is a transformative technology that will change the way organizations interact and will add intelligence to many products and services through new insights currently hidden in vast pools of data. In 2017 alone, venture capitalists invested more than $11.7 billion in the top 100 Artificial Intelligence startups, according to CB Insights1, and the breadth of Artificial Intelligence applications continues to grow. While human-like intelligence will remain the stuff of novels and movies for the near future, most organizations can and should explore practical Artificial Intelligence projects. This technology has the potential to:
• Improve productivity of internal applications
• Increase revenue through enhanced customer interacton and improved customer acquisiiton
• Reduce costs by optimizing operations
• Enhance products and services with "smart" functionality such as vision and voice interaction and control
This paper provided by Dell and Intel® gives executi
Published By: Dell EMC
Published Date: Feb 14, 2019
Technology is quickly moving to the forefront as organizations undertake digital and IT transformation projects that enable strategic differentiation in a world where users are leveraging applications and data in new ways. The reality is, most organizations were not born digital but instead have legacy business processes, applications, and infrastructure that require modernization and automation. Read this executive summary from Dell and Intel® to learn why businesses must embark on IT transformation to modernize and automate their legacy infrastructure and prime themselves to achieve their digital business goals.
Intel Inside®. Powerful Productivity Outside.
The most expensive software you’ll ever purchase is the software that no one uses. Are you interested in adding a benefits data platform to your HR stack, but you don’t know where to start? This whitepaper will act as your comprehensive guide.
• Learn what great benefits data partners offer for services and support
• Understand the key features and functionality you should look for
• Discover the evaluation criteria that will ensure a successful partnership
Artemis Health teamed up with Employee Benefit News to research the current “benefits landscape.” We surveyed self-insured employers to find useful trends, interesting stats, and info on what leaders like you are doing to improve their benefits strategy. In this whitepaper, you'll discover:
• Regional differences in benefits offerings and priorities
• What benefit leaders believe they can accomplish with benefits data analytics
• The features and functionality your peers are looking for when they evaluate a data solution
With the maturing of the all-flash array (AFA) market, the established market leaders in this space are turning their attention to other ways to differentiate themselves from their competition besides just product functionality. Consciously designing and driving a better customer experience (CX) is a strategy being pursued by many of these vendors.This white paper defines cloud-based predictive analytics and discusses evolving storage requirements that are driving their use and takes a look at how these platforms are being used to drive incremental value for public sector organizations in the areas of performance, availability, management, recovery, and information technology (IT) infrastructure planning.
The plan is to move what you currently have onto a platform that gives you new capabilities to better support your transformation goals. Aberdeen Group has found that those who stay up to date with their ERP are, for example, almost three times as likely to have mobile ERP functionality, twice as likely to have integrated ERP and eCommerce, and five times more likely to have social business capabilities.1
Is it time for you to take the next step on your journey by moving to the Epicor ERP system? Consider these questions:
XX How much time and money could your business save by eliminating inefficient processes, increasing worker productivity, and improving customer service?
XX What goals can you achieve when your core software is integrated with Industry 4 .0 technologies to support the factory of the future?
XX What would your business look like if you had real-time information to make informed business decisions that drive growth and profitability?
Cisco and Amazon Web Services (AWS) believe not only in making it simple to connect to the cloud, but also to protect your cloud services. Security is not just an on-premises or a cloud thing. It’s every-“thing” and everywhere. Gaining pervasive security means you need visibility across your entire IT environment to help you effectively identify and mitigate security threats.
Cisco Stealthwatch Cloud provides scalable visibility and delivers secure network behavioral analysis across on-premises and AWS environments to help identify anomalous activity that could indicate a security threat. This self-learning security solution continually refines its behavioral models as it monitors your environment, ultimately improving its functionality and reducing the costs required for manual security checks and updates.
Watch our webinar to learn how JetBrains increased transparency and reduced threat exposure by deploying Stealthwatch Cloud on AWS. Along with increased infrastructure protection,
Many procurement departments are still using traditional manual processes or outdated technology. The result? Rogue spending, missed discounts from supplier contract pricing, reconciliation headaches, and the list goes on.
These business risks are driving more organizations towards the cloud-based, secure, and workflow-friendly world of eProcurement solutions. These solutions are saving money and resources, improving use of budgets and personnel, enabling centralization, and using data to improve and streamline end-to-end purchasing processes.
Download this report to learn about:
Procurement trends from 400 organizations surveyed
Operational and cost-savings benefits of eProcurement
Leading features and functionality in eProcurement
Adoption best practices and how to get started
Published By: StreamSets
Published Date: Dec 05, 2018
Enterprise analytics is quickly evolving into a democratized capability where anyone can access and act on all available information, often in real-time employing advanced techniques. But the complex, dynamic and urgent nature of modern data analytics demands a new approach to data integration.
This paper proposes that DataOps, the application of DevOps practices to data analytics, is the best way to overcome these challenges to create an iterative build-operate process for data movement.
Read this white paper to:
Understand how modern data analytics create data integration challenges due to architectural complexity, operational blindness and data drift.
Learn how DevOps pillars of automation and monitoring can create higher developer productivity, operational efficiency and business confidence in data.
See specific examples of DataOps functionality being applied to data integration across modern architectures.
As enterprises undergo digital transformation, storage infrastructure modernization is a key focus. With new storage technologies and architectures available, CIOs have more opportunity than ever to match storage platforms with workload requirements and consolidate workloads where appropriate. This white paper focuses on evolving storage requirements in the midrange market, as enterprises look to improve efficiencies in how they handle enterprise workloads. It also discusses key midrange enterprise storage capabilities CIOs should consider as they modernize infrastructure.
Published By: MuleSoft
Published Date: Nov 27, 2018
The market for financial services is changing fast. To evolve, banks are transforming their organizations into digital ecosystems using APIs.
APIs have emerged as critical enablers to help financial services firms meet new consumer expectations. Through collaboration with fintechs, banks will use APIs to add new functionality from business partners and deliver internally-developed service offers to partner value chain and ecosystems.
Read this whitepaper to learn more about the role of APIs and how this new ecosystem will allow banks to:
Drive horizontal and vertical integration
Foster a culture of collaboration
Create new revenue streams and get solutions to market faster
Deliver innovation and functionality to the business
Managing inventory efficiently is one of the challenges that lumber and building material businesses face. Evolving technologies, including mobile functionality and connected business, offer opportunities for LBM business growth.
With a deep understanding of the challenges facing lumber and building materials dealers, Epicor has identified six ways integrated inventory management can have a positive impact on your LBM business, including:
• Operational efficiencies
• Data access and Insights
• Mobile functionality
Epicor has a proven history growing profits and increasing efficiencies for lumber and building material businesses. Read this Epicor Tip Sheet and discover how your LBM business can benefit from integrated inventory with BisTrack.
Published By: Cisco EMEA
Published Date: Nov 08, 2018
In today's global economy, small business networking is about reducing your operating costs. It's about reacting quickly to changing markets and customer needs. It's about being prepared for the future.
Invest in a network that can grow over time, so you can add features and functionality. Make sure your switches and routers are easy to install, use, and manage
To find out more, download this whitepaper today to see how Cisco can help your business.
Based on in-depth research and customer interviews, the annual Nucleus Research Value Matrix map out the corporate performance management (CPM) market landscape, evaluating vendors on a matrix contrasting usability and ease-of-use versus features and depth of functionality.
Read or download the 2018 edition to uncover the most up-to-date CPM landscape, to find the best finance software solution for your needs, and to see why Vena led the pack in usability to land in the Leader quadrant for the third straight year.
Key Findings ? Budgets for analytics tools and talent are going up, as marketing leaders see analytics as a business requirement and source of competitive advantage. ? Marketing analytics users rate functionality, performance, product roadmap and future vision as the primary factors they consider when evaluating vendors. ? Customers of these vendors also report putting a premium on user experience and ease of use among their requirements. ? Digital marketing analytics vendors are addressing these needs by adding more advanced features and investing in upgraded and flexible user interfaces, including intelligent assistants.
"Digital Transformation is the process of incorporating the use of digital technology into all aspects of an organization, driving changes to the traditional ways of doing business that radically improve the functionality, performance and reach of the organization, as well as the value delivered to customers (both internal and external).
This whitepaper will give you an in-depth look at what Digital Transformation is, why it’s relevant, and how Zerto Virtual Replication can be used as an enabler of Digital Transformation to create a flexible yet robust foundation for future transformation projects."
Published By: Workday
Published Date: Sep 14, 2018
Customer insight professionals won’t want to miss this Forrester report on professional services automation (PSA) tools. See how Workday and other vendors perform when it comes to functionality, vertical market focus, and more. Read the report to get an overview of 17 PSA providers, along with recommendations to help you find a vendor that fits your firm's needs.
Modern solutions like CA PPM continue to raise the bar above last-generation IT demand management tools, continuously providing new features to ease the burden of the PMO, the financial manager, the resource manager and the product manager.
In the last few years, new vendors looking to exploit the large and increasingly influential project and portfolio management (PPM) market have developed modules that “snap” into their SaaS platforms. These vendors claim their tools are easy to install, easy to manage and save customers money. It sounds too good to be true. And for most organizations, it is.
Carefully consider whether you need a PPM solution that is only capable of providing low-level functionality for the project manager, or if your organization could benefit from PPM technology that provides 360-degree optics across your organization, delivers actionable business intelligence and enables extensive modeling and forecasting capabilities to make data-driven business decisions.
At a Glance
Today’s workforce has grown accustomed to using personal technologies that make communication easy and simplify their lives. But many enterprise tools haven’t kept pace. Most current project and portfolio management solutions fail to provide simple ways of performing everyday tasks. They don’t facilitate contextual communication that would help to solve problems, and they lack key functionality: the ability to narrow the focus to relevant data, to drill down for additional information and to efficiently forecast financials and model outcomes.
Download this whitepaper now to see how CA PPM brings more value to your business by providing 15 key features that remain unaddressed by other products on the market today.
Speed is increasingly becoming the most important factor in project execution for a modern business. Of course, it has always been important to deliver projects as quickly as possible—that’s why schedules were developed and managed to. But historically those schedules were usually rather arbitrary. Today, things are very different. Customers expect more functionality more quickly than ever before, and they are unwilling to tolerate delays or missed commitments.
Organizations have recognized the importance of minimizing time to delivery, seeking to leverage opportunities and solve challenges in as little time as possible, but in doing so they have frequently forgotten one critical aspect. They aren’t actively managing those time horizons—they are simply careening headlong toward the end goal. That can introduce significant problems, and that’s what we want to look at in this white paper.
The latest version of CA Project & Portfolio Management facilitates core financial activities with the ease and familiarity of a spreadsheet.
Two years ago, CA began to reevaluate how organizations were leveraging their project and portfolio management solutions. Our goal was to identify ways CA Project & Portfolio Management (CA PPM) could better serve every user, from project, resource and financial managers to executive decision makers and team members.
CA PPM 15.3 simplifies the job of the financial manager with Microsoft Excel®-like functionality, embedded communication and collaboration features, and direct links to the industry’s most popular reporting and business intelligence tools.
One of the biggest challenges IT ops teams face is the lack of visibility across its infrastructure — physical, virtual and in the cloud. Making things even more complex, any infrastructure monitoring solution needs to not only meet the IT team’s needs, but also the needs of other stakeholders including line of business (LOB) owners and application developers.
For companies already using a monitoring platform like Splunk, monitoring blindspots arise from the need to prioritize across multiple departments. This report outlines a four-step approach for an effective IT operations monitoring (ITOM) strategy.
Download this report to learn:
How to reduce monitoring blind spots when creating an ITOM strategy
How to address ITOM requirements across IT and non-IT groups
Distinct layers across ITOM Potential functionality gaps with domain-specific products
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