APIs & API management

APIs & API management are crucial to the success of software projects, in a world where software is increasingly crucial to business success. Read our insights on APIs.

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Citizens Challenge 2019: Driving Innovation In Banking

Huard Smith October 9, 2019
Hackathons can be an excellent way for financial services firms to round out their innovation portfolios. Innovation events like these can help address changing consumer needs and behaviors, as well as competitors’ responses to them. They can help ensure the firm’s survival by adding net-new value to consumers. The Citizens Challenge, held by Citizens Bank […]
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“Why Can’t This Stupid Chatbot Do What I Want?”

Charles Betz October 2, 2019
For all their promise, chatbots are still decidedly imperfect. With good reason: The processes underlying their functioning are numerous and complex. But, there's hope.
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Run Your Business At The Speed Of Thought

Michele Goetz September 26, 2019
AI is becoming more empathetic and customer-centric. The future is closer than you think. Are you ready?
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Kicking Off Our New Research On Autonomous Finance: FORR/3 Video

Peter Wannemacher September 6, 2019
Forrester has recently kicked off some new research focusing on services and companies that make financial decisions and take action on behalf of consumers. You can take a very short survey on this topic here. I’m psyched to present here our first FORR/3 video episode on this topic (see below)! In it, Oliwia Berdak and […]
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Product Teams For Infrastructure And Operations

Charles Betz August 21, 2019
I believe the integrated product team is the most important economic unit of the 21st century. Can the old I&O dog learn these new product team tricks?
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Headless Commerce And The Horseless Carriage

Joe Cicman August 13, 2019
As with any high-consideration purchase, there’s an expectation of a bedside manner. Buying an eCommerce platform is no exception. But all too often, I hear it feels a lot like this doctor’s visit . . . Nurse tells me you’re losing sleep. The pain in your shoulder is a case of a brachial plexus avulsion. […]
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Digitalization In Industry — Observations From Hannover Messe 2019

Dan Bieler April 5, 2019
Hannover Messe, the leading global trade fair for everything industrial, offers a great opportunity to feel the pulse of digital momentum in the industrial context.
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Dear IBM And Red Hat Customers . . .

Chris Gardner November 27, 2018
Since IBM’s announced intention to purchase Red Hat for $34 billion, Forrester analysts have received a number of inquiries about the potential acquisition. Outside of our previously published thoughts, we find it unwise to speculate on IBM and Red Hat’s future plans. That said, Forrester has published five Forrester Wave™ evaluations that compare existing products […]
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AI APIs – Dead Simple AI

Kjell Carlsson, Ph.D. October 31, 2017
Building AI applications is hard work, but cloud vendors are making it easy by exposing simple-to-call, pay-as-you-use APIs. Want to add real-time speech recognition to your app? There’s an API for that. Want to recognize faces in an image? There’s an API for that and many more, courtesy of cloud giants Amazon Web Services (AWS), […]
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Open Banking Is Open For Business

Jacob Morgan May 24, 2017
Open banking is rapidly heading to the top of the agenda for retail banks across the globe. BBVA today announced the launch of its open banking business, joining the likes of Nordea, which launched its open banking site in March. In the UK, the Competition and Markets Authority obliged the top nine banks to create […]
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The Next Step In Web CMS Evolution

Mark Grannan January 24, 2017
Today, we publish the Forrester Wave™: Web Content Management Systems, Q1 2017 after three months of research and another month of writing and editing. Today, we can step back and begin to help our clients leverage this research to shape their digital experience strategy. But first, a special thank you to my colleagues Danielle Geoffroy, Allison […]
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What Financial Services Execs Can Expect In 2017

Peter Wannemacher November 14, 2016
Every fall, more than a dozen Forrester analysts across multiple roles meet to discuss what executives and leaders at financial services firms should anticipate over the next year. Driven by our ongoing research, the result of this brainstorm is now available as the just-published “Predictions 2017: Pioneering Financial Providers Will Partner With Fintech To Build […]
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Why Most Banks Should Not (Yet) Roll Out Bots

Peter Wannemacher August 31, 2016
Companies of all stripes are getting bot-happy, rolling out bots for third-party platforms like Facebook Messenger, Kik, WeChat, Slack, and more. Firms like Yahoo, H&M, KLM Airlines, and others use these chatbots — software built to simulate human conversation and to help consumers complete tasks — in an effort to better win, serve, and retain customers. […]
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How British Gas Transformed Customer Engagement And Won Our 2015 EA Award

Charlie Dai August 19, 2016
Customers’ perception of a company depends on their experiences with the organization at every point of contact. Companies can try to change how customers view a brand in a number of ways, such as a new mobile app or an improved complaint-handling process. However, to really improve customer perception, every interaction at every touchpoint must […]
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ForecastView Meets Business Technology

Jennifer Adams December 28, 2015
Welcome to my blog! I joined Forrester recently as a senior forecast analyst on the ForecastView team focusing on business technology (BT) topics. What is ForecastView you ask? It’s a Forrester product that puts the numbers around our research reports by publishing a five-year quantitative outlook. To learn how our forecasts can help you with […]
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In 2016, Financial Services Executives Will Bet Big On APIs

Peter Wannemacher November 10, 2015
We’ve just published our Predictions 2016 report, outlining eight shifts that banks and their partners can expect by December 31 of next year. As a preview of the report, here are two of our predictions for 2016: APIs and open platforms will take center stage. APIs are becoming the most powerful technology in digital business […]
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The Top Technology Trends To Watch: 2016 To 2018

Brian Hopkins September 9, 2015
Enterprise architects face more exciting — and greater — challenges as the age of the customer takes off. But technology invention, innovation, and spending are notoriously cyclical. In fact, our first tech trends report in 2009 predicted a boom cycle through 2016. And we have seen this — with social, mobile, cloud, analytics, and big […]
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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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Welcome back to integration technologies!!!

Henry Peyret February 6, 2015
There’s a renewed interest in integration technologies due to new needs for integration to mobile, the Internet of Things (IoT), and cloud — but also because integration requirements betwen systems of engagement and systems of record are requiring realtime for seamless boundaries omnichannel, higher volume, with end-to-end security highlight the changes in integration practices. Forrester […]
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