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At crossroads, IoT calls for paradigm shift in programming

Last March Node1 had the opportunity to co-host the first European edition of the API Strategy and Practice Conference (APIstrat Amsterdam). The conference was a great success. Kat Borlang, Adam Wiggens, Mehdi Medjaoui and Romain Huet gave wonderful talks. Among this impressive line of speakers there was also Mike Amundsen. Director of API Architecture at the API Academy for CA Technologies, Amundsen is an internationally recognized industry expert on distributed network architecture, Web development, cloud computing and more. During APIstrat Amundsen gave a fascinating talk on how we could tackle the scalability issues that lay ahead of us in enabling the Internet of Things – billions and billions of devices talking to each other and us.

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The future is now and it’s digital

At Node1 we believe that software is elemental to how we redesign and produce things, how we create and manage new commercial transactions and how we begin to collaborate at unprecedented levels. In the connected world every organization is a digital organization.

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‘Every customer is a digital customer’

In a connected world customers are ‘digital customers’ Accenture claims in the Accenture 2013 Global Consumer Pulse Research. In this succinct, but insightful report Accenture outlines the building blocks for a digital strategy for public and private organizations playing to win or outpace competitors.

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10 Key Principals of Successful API Design

Today a key strategic consideration for forward-looking businesses and public authorities is innovation. The most pervasive driver of innovation is IT. IT innovations are catalysts for innovation in every other domain. Moreover, IT provides us the opportunity to tap into the holy grail of network effects at exceedingly low transaction costs. As such it provides us the leverage to disrupt vertical markets and build ecosystems around our business. Software is eating the world.

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The what, why and how of Google Glass

2013 will be remembered for the NSA Prism Program now synonym to its revealer Snowden, the rise of Bitcoin and the death of Nelson Mandela. On the technological front it will also be recalled as the year that Google Glass, the first optically-driven wearable computer aimed at general consumers, saw the limelight.

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How to innovate in a connected world

In September 2008 the bankruptcy of Lehman Brothers, a sprawling global bank, almost meant the near-collapse of the world’s financial system. Five years on and the effects of the crash are still rippling through the world economy. Europe and the USA struggle to recover from a deep economic slump and even China is starting to worry now that it’s not showing double-digit growth.

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The ABC of a successful API strategy

Hi there. Because you are reading this blogpost chances are that you know about the fascinating possibilities a successful API strategy provides to attract new customers, cherish existing ones, increase operational efficiency and boost innovation.

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Why every CEO should know this three letter abbreviation: API

$14.4 Trillion. Yes. But it’s not only about that. It’s about providing the best products and services to your customers. It’s about taking responsibility towards employees, shareholders and society. It’s about not letting yourself be ruled by the mundane, but cherish your childhood dream of achieving great results, having the foresight to act upon them and inspiring others to do the same.

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