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The API Management Solutions Market Will Quadruple By 2020 As Business Goes Digital

Michael Yamnitsky June 8, 2015
Often considered the poster child of digital transformation, APIs are proliferating at enterprises making industry-leading investments in mobile, IoT, and big data. As these initiatives mature, CIOs, CTOs, and heads of development are coming together with business leaders to manage and secure companywide use of APIs using API management solutions.  Forrester recently released a report […]
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Modern Software Platforms Are In Hypergrowth

Michael Yamnitsky March 31, 2015
As companies get serious about digital transformation, we see investments shifting toward extensible software platforms used to build and manage a differentiated customer experience. My colleague John McCarthy has an excellent slide describing what's happening: Before, tech management spent most of its time and budget managing a set of monolithic enterprise applications and databases. With an […]
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A Glimpse Into The Future: Software Goes Invisible

Michael Yamnitsky February 3, 2015
Software is getting smarter, thanks to predictive analytics, machine learning, and artificial intelligence (AI). Whereas the current generation of software is about enabling smarter decision-making for humans, we’re starting to see “invisible software" capable of performing tasks without human intervention.  One such example is x.ai, a software-based personal assistant that schedules meetings for you. With […]
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Can’t Stop, Won’t Stop: Commerce Platform Tech Spending Grows Unabated

Michael Yamnitsky January 28, 2015
Behind every online sale is a set of software tools to manage the shopping experience and order process: the commerce platform. The technology itself is nothing new. Commercial software packages for digital commerce have been around for 15 years or so. However, we’ve seen commerce-related technology investments accelerate over the past couple of years. Companies […]
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A Vendor Arms Race To Fuel Contextual Mobile Apps

Michael Yamnitsky July 15, 2014
Vendors across the board are building tools to add context-driven personalization features to mobile apps. Specifically, we see new offerings from vendors in personalization, mobile analytics, API management, predictive analytics, artificial intelligence, and the digital agencies for product and content recommendations, in-app messages, and voice-driven digital assistance.    Marketers and developers are jumping at these solutions […]
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A Few Startup Trends Worth Watching

Michael Yamnitsky July 7, 2014
With the press overhyping 3D printing, virtual reality, and Bitcoin, it’s hard for CIOs to track the startup trends impacting business today. Below are two trends we see startups and their investors focused on, and a future trend we expect to gain interest in the next 12 to 24 months that CIOs should care about. […]
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Apple Extensibility And Powerful Network Effects

Michael Yamnitsky June 9, 2014
Apple’s new "Extensibility" feature took somewhat of a backseat to a host of exciting new developer tools announced at Apple’s developer conference a week ago. I’d like to briefly highlight its importance to the enterprise.  In short, Extensibility makes it easy for apps to talk to each other, facilitating more complex mobile workflows and easy access to data […]
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3D Printing Trends 2014

Michael Yamnitsky April 1, 2014
Now that the media hype of 2013 has settled . . . somewhat, 2014 will be a pivotal year in which we see small, tangible steps towards reality. Below are a few trends and commentary on what we’re seeing in the market:   1. Ecosystem components begin to marry. Investments, acquisitions, partnerships, and new developments will focus around […]
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Framing The Discussion On Cloud Visibility And Encryption

Michael Yamnitsky March 31, 2014
According to recent Business Technographics data, half of US enterprise technology management professionals report that there is 1.) no way to gain a single view of status and availability across their portfolio of cloud services, 2.) that they don’t have a clear way to assess the risk of using a third-party public as-a-service offering, and/or […]
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3 Personal Cloud Startups Worth Watching

Michael Yamnitsky March 5, 2014
[Written with Nate Fleming, Research Associate] We all use a multitude of personal cloud apps, both at work and at home. But getting meaningful tasks accomplished can be frustrating, particularly on mobile, as files, data, and workflows fragment across the various services we use. Take for example finalizing and signing a contract on iOS. This […]
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3D Printing Expands The Reach Of Digital Disruption

Michael Yamnitsky February 20, 2014
2013 was a year in which media attention and hype targeted 3D printing: “artisanal” do-it-yourself (DIY) upstarts on Kickstarter making headlines across the blogosphere every week; high-profile speculation, such as President Obama’s quip that 3D printing will create a new manufacturing economy in the US; and Victoria's Secret models strutting down the runway in elaborate […]
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Level-Up Your Mobile Engagement With Proactive Experiences

Michael Yamnitsky February 5, 2014
Last year, we saw mobile apps getting smarter, tapping a wider range of personal data to anticipate and deliver in-the-moment needs before a customer takes action. Google is in the lead with Google Now, but Apple and Microsoft also signal interest in this space. Much like the VIP concierge services of major credit cards and airlines, these apps have […]
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Three Proactive Assistance Startups Worth Watching

Michael Yamnitsky December 19, 2013
I’ve been experimenting for the past year or so with several proactive assistant apps to guide my day — they remind me to get on conference calls with clients, offer to text participants if I'm running late to an in-person lunch, and keep me in touch with friends and colleagues. Some of these apps also […]
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Glimpse Conference 2013 Takeaways: Systems Of Engagement Need Access To Personal Data

Michael Yamnitsky November 1, 2013
We attended the recent Glimpse Conference 2013, where members of New York's tech scene came together at Bloomberg headquarters to talk about social discovery, predictive analytics, and customer engagement. Our key takeaway from the event: small, real-time data coming from very personal apps like email, calendar, social, and other online services will fuel next-level predictive […]
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