Being an online platform isn’t just for the largest of tech companies or the coolest of new startups anymore. Establishing your company as a platform is quickly becoming the way companies are operating in an increasingly digital, global, and 24×7 business environment.
Making your companies data, content, and other digital resources available as self-service, private, and even sometimes public APIs, is how business is happening in 2014. If it is on your website, being emailed via spreadsheets, and PDF reports, it should be available via simple web APIs.
Elevating your company to platform status takes much more than that just the right approach to technology; companies like Amazon have achieved this by internalizing APIs in a way that they change how they operate, but also changed how everyone does business online, forever. This has not only impacting just their industry, but all industries.
Does your company have what it takes to be a platform? Learn about the global trend of platformication going on around you, across all business sectors in a discussion with Kin Lane, The API Evangelist.
October 21, 2014 09:05