APIs in the Fast Lane

I recently contributed an article to Wired.com. Please take a look and share!

When it comes to the car of the future, we are actually much further down the road than you might think. Whilst I don’t have a time travelling DeLorean parked around the corner, we have already seen a number of steps in the right direction including self-driving car trials from Google and augmented reality from Audi that will enable us to fix our own cars.

The holdup isn’t the lack of technology, it’s the security issues. The more sophisticated we want our connected cars to be, the more personal information we are going to have to share with them. We are well aware of the benefits satellite navigation can bring but what about a voice controlled car or one that can recommend destinations based on your travel history, or where to shop based on your likes and dislikes.

For many of us, the car forms a part of our everyday lives so it has the potential to become a fantastic tool in our connected ecosystem or a potentially serious safety risk if it falls into the wrong hands. This gives car manufacturers two key challenges to address: driver safety and data safety.

 

Improve service “while you’re at it”

“While we’re at it” is a common approach to making unplanned improvements when remodeling a home. It’s also common during any major IT restructuring or application upgrade that presents a symbiotic opportunity for improvement, like re-architecting file transfer.

In general, internal and external file transfer customers are looking for two things: better quality and functionality, and access to new services. With the right managed file transfer solution, you can deliver both by focusing solely on consolidating file transfer connections and processes, or as part of a larger IT initiative.

    • ƒImprove business relationships by ensuring high availability and reliability with guaranteed delivery, checkpoint/restart, resubmit, and near real-time document exchange (as opposed to batch or once daily).
    • Provide the end-to-end visibility your IT staff, business managers, and trading partners need to better manage and predict cash flows, improve quality of service, and reduce costs. Real-time alerts allow them to detect and correct malfunctions before they become critical.
    • ƒTransparently enforce policy-driven governance and security measures to protect data and simplify compliance with industry and government regulations, as well as with your organization’s internal security and privacy policies.

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