APIs are the unseen language of the Internet. They power digital transformation across industries by allowing applications to talk to one another and operate as crucial backend services to websites and mobile apps. As a dynamic and somewhat hidden technology, it can be challenging to find detailed information about the API space. We combined findings from our recent API survey of business leaders from over 400 leading technology companies with industry data to compile four need to know facts about APIs.
APIs sind die verborgene Sprache des Internets. Sie bilden die Grundlage für die digitale Transformation vieler Branchen, indem sie es Anwendungen ermöglichen, miteinander zu kommunizieren und als Backend-Services für Websites und Apps zu fungieren. Da es sich um eine dynamische Technologie handelt, die im Hintergrund arbeitet, ist es schwierig, detaillierte Informationen zur API-Landschaft zu finden. Auf Basis von Erkenntnissen unserer neuesten API-Umfrage unter 400 führenden Technologieunternehmen sowie umfassenden Branchendaten haben wir vier essenzielle Fakten zu APIs herausgearbeitet.
Perhaps the biggest transformation in enterprise IT since the public cloud emerged is the move toward “mobile-first” application development. As mobility continues to become the new enterprise standard, developers are looking for frameworks that provide the tools they need to create innovative mobile applications without sacrificing their existing investments.
While there are proven, enterprise-ready frameworks and platforms for developing and deploying traditional desktop applications, the mobile application development landscape is still evolving. Mobile Backend as a Service (MBaaS) attempts to fill the gap between traditional application platforms and mobile applications. It is the new middleware, exposing APIs and functions that enable developers to rapidly build new mobile apps and mobile-enable legacy enterprise applications.
We’ve all come to expect the same security, performance and reliability from our mobile applications as we do with native applications. But these apps don’t just run on our mobile devices. They are powered by a variety of backend infrastructure – a hidden but important layer of application components and network devices. NetScaler helps this invisible layer of infrastructure to perform and communicate, improving security as well as quality of service. And by integrating with XenMobile, you can offer greater support and a better experience for mobile users. Learn more about delivering improved security, reliability and performance through mobile environments by reading our full report, Defend Hidden Mobile Web Properties (link).
GigaOm is seeing a new breed of services that promise to accelerate the mobilization of existing enterprise applications and business processes. Early mobile-application development solutions (MADP) were resource-intensive, requiring custom client code for each supported platform, as well as an on-premise middleware layer to connect mobile clients to enterprise backend systems. In this new model, code-free, configuration solutions - aimed at business analysts and lines of business- are revolutionizing the landscape, consolidating tools and services to simplify cross-platform enablement, and reducing time to deploy and cost tremendously.
This report describes mobile-application configuration (MAC) tools, articulates their business value and suggests conditions under which they may be a good choice for an organization.
Imagine using your personal desktop on any computer. You can, with the IBM Virtual Client Solution. This demo explains the backend process of server-hosted services, shows how a user’s desktop is delivered through a remote connection, and demonstrates how an administrator can shift servers for IT simplification without interrupting users. Watch the demo now.
The HSC network services group supports more than 2000 desktops, servers and backend systems such as e-mail, file, networking, application and storage services for general administration, dental and medical schools. HSC wanted to manage and reduce HIPAA compliance costs and processes associated with protecting PHI data within its storage infrastructure – a legacy SAN environment with evolving applications.