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API Monetization is on everybody's mind: How can I make money with APIs? How can I justify my investments in API-related activities? But all too often, direct monetization (i.e., charging for API access) is what people think about when they think about monetization....
There is a lot of confusion around "What is API First," how is it different from "API First Design," and how all this fits into the Full API Lifecycle Management process. Today, I caught up with Brian Otten, an...
Everybody "knows" GS1 because it's the organization that standardizes the EAN/UPC barcodes that we find on pretty much every product that we buy in our supermarkets and elsewhere. These codes allow quick scanning at the checkout where the product identity then is...
We've been writing several blog posts about the API-First, open everything, and platforming vision. What is clear is the new digital paradigm. In the short term, companies will have to ask themselves where they fit into this vast ecosystem, the...
The Open Banking State of the Market Report is here — and we have the interactive infographic to prove it. Initially, APIs were a technical consideration. Then they became a regulatory requirement. Now, they’re a business opportunity for exponential growth. Why open...
The following article is an adapted transcript based on the audio recording of Season 2, Episode 2 of the Mr. Open Banking podcast. The audio version is available here. When it comes to the divide between the haves and the...
Data on Open Banking adoption around the globe is now available for the final quarter of 2020, and one thing is clear: 2021 will be a bumper year for Open Banking. The Open Banking APIs State of the Market Report...
The following article is an adapted transcript based on the audio recording of Season 2, Episode 1 of the Mr. Open Banking podcast. The audio version is available here: https://link.chtbl.com/S2E1_Axway. In the first episode of Mr. Open Banking’s new season,...
The following article is an adapted transcript based on the audio recording of Episode 8 of the Mr. Open Banking podcast with James Bligh. The audio version is available on Apple Podcasts here. Open Banking brings the question of data...
The Continuous Improvement Model is a tactical method that's implemented across a company to provide a roadmap for improving its practices. Different models exist such as Lean and Six Sigma and can vary in terms of structure, but the goal...
The following article is an adapted transcript based on the audio recording of Episode 7 of the Mr. Open Banking podcast with David Brear. The audio version is available on Apple Podcasts. From the ashes of 2008’s financial crisis...
Multi-cloud simply refers to the presence of more than one cloud, sourced from different vendors. The adoption of multi-cloud is doubling year over year, by way of transitional hybrid cloud deployments. Why is that? Is this a growing trend...
Concepts are useful for putting a name to something because then you can go forth and talk about it. One of the main reasons it's important to talk about omniexperience is because it’s different from multiexperience in a few...
In my first job, the Head of Strategy was obsessed with VUCA (volatility, uncertainty, complexity, and ambiguity), a technique that develops alternative scenarios of the future based on weak signals and emerging trends to develop corporate strategy. In my guilty...
Product Thinking and Design Thinking are two methods whose goals are intertwined. Product Thinking Product Thinking looks at drivers and the competitive landscape. It helps you determine the actual problem the user is facing. By looking at Product Thinking as the product...