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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.

 

An Integration Strategy That Goes Beyond Software

Manufacturers and third-party logistics providers are facing the most complex business environment in history. Globalization, increasing regulation, and volatile consumer demand are making supply chains increasingly complex and difficult to manage.

Additionally, integration issues, file transfer failures, and limited visibility have the potential to grind business to a halt, leading to expensive SLA penalties.

But what about the tactical approach to resolving these challenges in the short-term by implementing additional, loosely coupled point solutions?

It only compounds the problem.

Instead of throwing software and infrastructure at the problem, organizations need a more strategic approach. They need to govern the flow of data and create a B2B center of excellence — the key to enabling smart and efficient supply chains. They need to implement a strategy and solution that includes:

  • Community management
  • Policy management
  • Visibility
  • Integration
  • API management
  • Security 

At my session at GS1, attendees will learn how to create B2B centers of excellence and effectively govern the flow of data to increase supply chain visibility, future-proof technology investments, simplify compliance processes, and enable BYOD, mobile, and cloud integration. They’ll hear real-world customer examples involving some of the world’s biggest supply chains, and they’ll learn about the solutions that the convergence of managed file transfer, B2B integration, and API management technology has led to.

Ahead of the session, please feel free to tweet any questions you may have to @Axway. I look forward to seeing you there!

Title: B2B Center of Excellence: How Companies Have Improved Supply Chain Visibility, SLAs, and Compliance
Track: Technology
Schedule: June 10, 2014 05:45 PM – 06:05 PM
Exhibit Hall