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Getting Started with API Security

APIs present many security challenges, however it is common to have little or no security architecture or design for APIs built for use within project teams. APIs are channels into application systems so unsecured APIs are a huge security risk. When getting started with API security consider the following API security risks: APIs are a […]

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A Program Framework for Digital Transformation

Technology alone cannot create a Digital Transformation (DT) Strategy that will lead to sustainable business growth. There must be IT alignment with a market-driven DT business strategy that defines the mission, goals and roadmap for business service implementation. IT must have a shared DT mission with the business. There must be an understanding of how […]

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Integration Strategy in a Digital World

In the report CIO Call to Action: Shake Up Your Integration Strategy to Enable Digital Transformation Gartner says, “Most CIOs have yet to recognize that their traditional, established integration strategy cannot cope with digitization’s fast technology innovation and accelerated pace of business.” IT integration competency centers  (ICC) and the software they use grew out of […]

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Establishing Best Practices for API Architecture and Standards

A strong approach to API development is one that is driven by business value and objectives and governed by reference architecture and standards. It is common for companies to develop sets of APIs for point projects only to find that after years of project-based development, they have hundreds of APIs built with little commonality and a great […]

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The Benefits of Service-Oriented Architecture Approach for APIs

Perficient’s integration practice is over 15 years old so we have been through the rise of proprietary integration brokers, the hype cycle of SOA, and the hyper growth of APIs and the rising popularity of microservices. These approaches and technologies are related with the common goal of systems interoperability and share a common lineage and evolution […]

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Twitter please improve user experience

Billionaire venture investor and Twitter shareholder Chris Sacca recently wrote a much deliberated post and open letter to Twitter entitled What Twitter Can Be. His reason for writing this long letter was, “Twitter can be so much more than it is today.” An excerpt from his writings follows: Hundreds of millions of new users will […]

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Digital Transformation without APIs and Data Costing Millions

A recent UK study sponsored by Apigee found that a digital transformation should include mobile apps, APIs and data analytics. And that companies “investing in these core digital technologies are eight times more likely to increase revenue from digital activity, this is when compared to those who are only developing apps.” The report found that […]

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Enterprise Architecture Models for Digital Transformation

Enterprise Architects learned long ago the benefits of describing architecture in different perspectives or views. John Zachman, gave us a structured way of viewing and defining an enterprise architecture in the 80s. But in many companies enterprise architecture (EA) has evolved to technologists that set architecture standards often without much insight into corporate objectives. The […]

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User Experience with Poor Data Quality

We are living in what many are calling the age of the consumer. Companies today rely on their reputation and their customer’s experience to drive revenue. Customers expect real-time information such as product, pricing and availability via their mobile devices. Data quality issues equate to poor customer experiences. Consider the customer’s perspective if they show […]

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Digital Transformation Hindered by Data Quality

Not surprisingly, surveys point to a need for a customer experience makeover. A poll by Econsultancy in association with Ensighten referenced in the article “Why Marketers, Agencies Haven’t Mastered the Customer Experience” lists the following benefits to customer experience optimization: Higher engagement and conversion rates (by far the highest ranked) Better brand perception and loyalty […]

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