Business Drivers for Microservices Adoption: The Big 3
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APIs, microservices, applications, services — call them what you will, but you better be calling them. The API economy has arrived, and businesses everywhere are racing to get up to speed, to get digital, join the conversation, and make those conversions. So what’s causing the digital stampede? We’re seeing 3 drivers behind the big business […]

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Do Schemas Still Matter?

When contemplating the significance of powerful “schema-less” NoSQL databases and Big Data environments, architects may wonder, “do schemas still matter?” Even if you’re pretty sure they do, there’s plenty of scope to wonder just how and why and under what circumstances. How should schemas figure into your information management strategy going forward? What is a […]

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Govern All Types Of Data, In Motion And At Rest, To Gain Deeper Insights And Consistent Business Outcomes

In my opening session at digitalML’s fifth annual customer Forum, the Service Design Forum, I presented this slide to guide a discussion of the way Data Governance has evolved in this era of OmniChannel experiences and Big Data: The blue layers represent all your data, whether in motion or at rest, and I’ve called out […]

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Heard At The Forum: Design Matters To Enabling APIs And Big Data To Succeed In Large Enterprises

It felt good to be attending digitalML’s fifth annual customer Forum, the Service Design Forum at the beautiful Radisson Blu Aqua Hotel Chicago, as digitalML’s Chief Customer Officer. I’ve presented at every other customer Forum in prior years as a Forrester analyst, and now that I’ve joined digitalML, I’m feeling so much more engaged in […]

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Interoperability Matters For Your Big Data Strategy, Too

In Canonical Models Should Be A Core Component Of Your API Strategy, we explored why your canonical model is so critical to future success with APIs and services. The answer centers on the need for business interoperability among the various constituencies producing and consuming APIs and services. The more widely used you intend your API […]

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Digital Transformation for the largest Enterprises

Many large enterprises are striving to become more agile and innovative in their digital transformation, in response to upstarts encroaching on market share. Learn how the ignite Service Design Platform helps these firms beat the competition by building and leveraging an effective portfolio of API’s and Web Services, retaining the advantages of size while nimbly […]

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Update Your Reuse Strategy For The Era of APIs, Mobile, And Cloud

Enterprises pursing a SOA strategy over the last decade often put increasing reuse high on their list of objectives, reasoning that they were wasting a lot of money on needlessly redundant copies of the same services, also driving up maintenance costs. Yet many firms have struggled to achieve meaningful reuse, and some have either given […]

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Business-Led Canonical Services Will Help Solve The Healthcare Integration Challenge

Healthcare is becoming increasingly digital, from clinical care, to virtual care, to patient monitoring, to medical records, to claims, to care management, and on and on. Digital innovation is also being driven at one end by the rapid growth of consumer-oriented solutions like fitbit and FuelBand., and at the other end by the huge shifts […]

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Why You Must Respond To The API Economy

APIs are hot, so much so that some major firms are mandating that all future services must be delivered as RESTful APIs. Why? Most API enthusiasts trace the foundation of the API Economy movement back to Jeff Bezos’ somewhat infamous mandate in 2002 that all (developer) teams had to provide services (APIs) as the only […]

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