Gartner’s Top 10 Tech Trends For 2013

As business value continues to move toward data and its associated uses in 2013 – technology is following.  Here are Gartner's “Top 10 Strategic Technology Trends for 2013,” are you ready?

Increasing the visibility of API value with reporting done right

There's a paradox out there -- the more innovative and diverse the myriad of employee-owned devices and digital channels a company uses to scale, the less insight that company has into how these new business avenues contribute to business value.  As we near the end of the year, the advent of measurable business objectives, metrics and reports hang in the not-so-far future.

On to the Cloud – Next Wave of Enterprises are Entering the Cloud

Talk of the cloud has been around for several years now.  Up to know, however, the majority of cloud usage has come from “transformational companies” (11% of companies accounted for 44% of cloud adoption in 2010).  This is beginning to change, however. 

The API Revenue Stream

At Mashery we are very interested in the business of APIs (if you missed our Business of APIs conference earlier this fall, you should check out some videos of the sessions).  We love to talk about the benefits APIs bring to businesses all across different verticals.  From growing your brand awareness to internal development of new apps/products, APIs can make your business function better, faster and more efficiently.

Mashery and Coca-Cola Enterprises Explain Enterprise API Management

For those of you who are fortunate to be in Las Vegas this week at Gartner's Application Architecture Delivery and Integration (AADI) Summit, you may have heard the news, as word of what CIOs want is starting to filter into conversations. Some key things we hear are that mobile, cloud, social and information analytics are more important than ever.

Hack Grads: Hacks that Graduated from Weekend Hackathon to App Store

The Mashery Developer Outreach team is always heading out to hackathons and tech events. They have gone to over 60 in 2012 and the year isn’t over yet. We love to see what developers are capable of building in a weekend, or even a day!

Projects at these events are typically are limited in scope. Team building, education and fun are what draws hackers to attend.

While we’re often blown away with the quality of these hacks, once the event has come to a close, teams usually walk away having forged new bonds and new brain cells, but not necessarily the next big startup. 

Is Cyber Monday so 2005?

About 122 million Americans are expected to shop online today, otherwise known as Cyber Monday, according to Shop.org, the digital division of The National Retail Federation, which coined the phrase in 2005. 

Tech Turkey

Are you ready for your Thanksgiving feast tomorrow?

If you aren’t sure what you want to make, the Thanksgiving Menu Maker from Fine Cooking allows you to customize your Thanksgiving menu, using more than 75 recipes.  Once you decide, you can create a shopping list so you know exactly what you need to get at the store. When you are ready to start cooking, simply tap the “Schedule” feature in the app and it tells you what tasks to do when, so your Turkey will come out of the oven right on time.

It is only Tuesday and Amazon is already having a Black Friday Sale

In the era of huge holiday sales Christmas starts earlier every year. With Thanksgiving this Thursday, retailers are gearing up for the now infamous Black Friday Sale, the busiest shopping day of the year.

The Campaign That Did It Again: A Conversation with Harper Reed, Dylan Richard, & Ian Dees

It’s been just over a week since the election and we were privileged to have a conversation with the Obama for America campaign CTO Harper Reed (LinkedIn title: Amazing), Director of Engineering Dylan Richard (LinkedIn title: NERD!), and Engineer Ian Dees (LinkedIn title: Engineer).

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