If you’re a regular reader here, you might have noticed that over the last year, we’ve published fewer articles in this space. This will continue to be the case for the foreseeable future — but that’s not because APIs have decreased in importance or because we’ve run out of things…

Next week at Google Cloud Next OnAir will be dedicated to the “business application platform” concept. Google Cloud leaders will explain how this concept —which encompasses API management, no-code application development, and data insights capabilities —can help businesses build applications faster, extend the ability to create apps from traditional IT to line-of-business developers, and simplify the creation of powerful automations. These capabilities can in turn help organizations to open new revenue models, pursue new types of partnerships, and operate more efficiently. Check out the session guide to see which Google Cloud Next OnAir sessions are right for you.

[Looking for more information on APIs and digital transformation? Read “What is API-first? 5 opportunities to create business value” on the Google Cloud Blog.]

By Bala Kasiviswanathan, Director of Product Management, Google Cloud

Digital is becoming the first and preferred choice of customers for engaging with businesses. This shift is forcing many organizations to fast track their digital transformation efforts to meet the new consumer demands and improve productivity, all while still focusing on…

By Paul Rohan

The insurance industry is facing a seismic shift in the wake of COVID-19. This article examines three specific goals that leaders should aim for as they seek the right balance between short-term tactical cost reductions and longer-term strategic cost initiatives.

The COVID-19 pandemic presents significant challenges for…

By Rajesh Doda

The rapid growth of mobile devices along with ubiquitous connectivity has created “always connected” experiences for consumers. …

By Chris Hood

Many of today’s most successful and technologically-adept companies view and manage their application programming interfaces, or APIs, as products — not merely as middleware that forges a connection but as software products that let developers leverage data and functionality for new purposes, digital experiences, and business opportunities.

By Paul Rohan

With stated goals of increasing competition, innovation, and financial inclusion, bank regulators across the world are mandating that banks open their systems, enabling consumers to share their financial data with third parties.

One touted benefit of this sharing is that it may create digital banking ecosystems that…

By David Feuer

Cloud infrastructure offers so many advantages: on-demand scalability, built-in security, and a bevy of tooling to scale your business at the speed of the Internet.

It enables companies to pursue “blitzscaling,” as Reid Hoffman calls it. Capital expenses that take years or decades to pay off are…

By Chris Hood

Product teams often serve as the nexus between all organizational units within a company, ensuring that a specific line of business follows a clear roadmap and that cross-functional alignment drives success. At their most empowered, product owners are like miniature CEOs for each offering within a company.

By Chris Hood

In my experience as a digital consultant for Google Cloud’s Apigee team, I’ve found that when a technology gets classified as “middleware,” it’s often encumbered with a scarlet letter of sorts. …


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