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Accelerate Your Journey to Digital – Join Us at Connections!

October 7, 2015 | By Don Dixon

With just a few weeks until the Axway Connections 2015 North America conference, we are super excited about the fantastic agenda and line-up we have prepared for our customers and partners at this year’s event. This year we’re heading back to Scottsdale, Arizona to enjoy the sunshine and hear from a wide range of customers and Axway executives about the latest and greatest in enabling the digital business. We have a strong selection of...

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Banking of the Future – What’s in Store?

October 5, 2015 | By Nitin Thukral

We are witnessing incredible changes in the new era of digital business that we live in today. Digitalization is changing the face of trade, retail, commerce, business and social interactions before our eyes. This is a new frontier and I believe banking has a special role to play.

As speed, convenience and integration across online, mobile and partner channels shift from “perks” to prerequisites, an entire service chain is affected. Take these points, for example:

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Kardashians Exposed Again? This Time It’s for Their Technology

October 1, 2015 | By Mark O'Neill

Whether you want to admit it or not you’ve most likely heard of the Kardashian/Jenner family. You may know the Kardashian name from the OJ Simpson trial back in 1995, or their recent fame from their reality television show on the E! network. It’s getting harder and harder to not keep up with them (believe us, we’ve tried).

As part of their latest effort to better engage with fans, the Kardashian/Jenner clan launched four individual websites and apps to give fans a bigger insight into...

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Blocking Threats to Digital Business with API Security

September 24, 2015 | By Mark O'Neill

In the journey to becoming a digital business, organizations today are making massive investments in social, mobile, cloud, big data and IoT technologies to improve the customer experience, create new revenue streams and increase operational efficiency. What these digital business investments require are the delivery of APIs that go beyond the firewall and also expose sensitive data to threats from hackers.

To help address these potential threats and protect business, partner and...

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Whoever Said Technology and Sports Don’t Mix Clearly Had it Wrong

September 15, 2015 | By Mark O'Neill

Imagine sitting in the locker room after a football game, as you relive that winning touchdown catch. But instead of simply watching the game tape, imagine that you’re able to meticulously analyze your every move and track your distance and speed at any given moment in the game. With the Internet of Things, the previously impossible has become possible – and it couldn’t have come at a better time as the NFL season has just kicked off.

In a recent...

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Dissecting Forrester’s Report on API Management

September 9, 2015 | By Mark O'Neill

In order for businesses to keep up with the competition in the marketplace and continue business growth, they have to implement digital strategies that involve significant investments in the Internet of Things, big data, and cloud, social and mobile technologies. These advancements towards digital are driving CIOs, CTOs and managers to better integrate and incorporate APIs in everyday use through API management solutions – as the implementation of digital strategies relies heavily on APIs....

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This Week in Digital Business: September 4, 2015

September 4, 2015 | By Mark Skoog

Axway’s Mark O’Neill presented case studies on APIs and how businesses can successfully implement APIs; FierceFinanceIT published a piece on HSBC’s payment process failure, which included a quote from Clay Cowdery on the Finextra study; CIO highlighted how the cloud can simplify data integration; IT Business Edge presented five recommendations on securing the Internet of Things; InformationWeek discussed the role employees have when it comes to a true digital organization.


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Microservices in the Digital Era

September 2, 2015 | By Mark O'Neill

When organizations make the choice to put a digital platform in place, a discussion on Microservices is never far behind. By putting a Microservices layer in place, an organization creates the springboard to launch into the digital future, whether that involves apps, rich Web clients, or IoT devices such as in-store beacons. Individual Microservices, or orchestrated groups of Microservices, serve as the foundation for this innovation. The data being passed to and from Microservices also...

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Deming Meets DevOps – How Automated Testing Pulls the Andon Cord

August 27, 2015 | By Rob Meyer

Axway and SmartBear recently announced integration between Axway 5 Suite for API Management, and SmartBear Ready! API, which helps perform and automate functional, load, performance testing, and even monitor service performance levels.  But why was it so important?  The reason is that without testing automation, you can’t govern the DevOps process.


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This Week in Digital Business: August 21, 2015

August 21, 2015 | By Mark Skoog

Connecting SOA To The Cloud highlighted Axway API Gateway as a beneficial tool to use as an Identity Bridge; Diginomica reported on key trends driving digital transformation; eWEEK discussed the security risks associated with the Internet of Things opening new doors for cyber-attacks; InformationWeek published a piece on 10 ways to get the most from real-time analytics.

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Fast Payments in the Digital Business Era

August 20, 2015 | By Bruno Cambounet

In our recent blog posts, we have discussed how traditional business models have changed as the convergence of cloud, mobile and social have ushered in a new wave of digital business. In the new era of the digital economy, digitalization is changing the face of trade, retail, commerce, business and social interactions all over the world. This is creating a new frontier and banking has a special role to play,...

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Interoperability in the Digital Era

August 17, 2015 | By Antoine Rizk

In a previous blog post we highlighted why digital is at the top of the business agenda and why businesses are making the switch to digital. Rolling out a digital business strategy allows organizations to remain hyper-competitive in today’s digital age.

As more and more businesses embrace the digital age, organizations need to properly implement a business strategy that supports the rapidly changing...

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This Week in Digital Business: August 14, 2015

August 14, 2015 | By Mark Skoog

Axway positioned as a leader in KuppingerCole’s Leadership Compass for API Security Management report; ComputerWeekly published an article on the API economy, naming Axway as a player in the mix; ZDNet reported on the potential threats smart homes have and the how the sustainability of the security of devices relies on consumers’ safety; HealthData Management discussed three key elements to follow to shift cybersecurity focus onto the interior instead of the perimeter; Forbes highlighted...

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Many Leading API Management Vendors are Not So Secure After All

August 13, 2015 | By Rob Meyer

Over the last few years, I’ve had credit cards replaced and received notifications from my insurance company and other entities that my data was compromised. I’m assuming most of you have as well.

And yet when it comes to API Management, many companies seem to ignore the hard lessons they’ve learned in their personal lives about the importance of security. It’s a bit surprising.  All the consumer APIs we use are outside the firewall; otherwise we couldn’t use them. But companies...

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A Complete (B2B) 360°: Integrating EDI and API

August 10, 2015 | By Heather Middlebrook

As more and more organizations around the world rely on complex networks of partners, banks, vendors and customers to conduct business, the need for B2B integration technology becomes all the more apparent and pressing. In today’s cloud-based, mobile world, growing data volumes and an ever-increasing number of networked partners have forced organizations to pay closer attention to their B2B integration strategy. However, companies with these types of strategies typically include an EDI silo...

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Achieving a Digital Business Advantage

August 4, 2015 | By Matt Graney

In our previous posts on the digital business imperative, we discussed why digital is at the top of business agendas and what digital business transformation entails, as well as how IT can deliver the infrastructure that enables a digital...

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This Week in Digital Business: July 31, 2015

July 31, 2015 | By Mark Skoog

Forbes covered a report from Evans Data Corporation on the Internet of Things; ZDNet highlighted a study by Seagate Technology, pointing out that the IoT will generate more than 20 trillion gigabytes of data by 2025; Forbes explored nine new predictions and assessments on the IoT; IT Business Edge published a piece on five ways businesses can address data management issues.

  • Did you know that “79 percent of IoT app developers spend at least 25 percent of their time with...

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This Week in Digital Business: July 17, 2015

July 17, 2015 | By Mark Skoog

Vance McCarthy of Integration Developer News published an interview with Axway’s Shawn Ryan on New-Gen MFT; Axway announced the release of Axway IT Ops Vision; ZDNet discussed how Amazon Web Services’ API Gateway could simplify the API Economy; Axway’s Mark O’Neill published a blog post on the same topic and looked at the pros and cons of the solution; HealthData Management talked about security priorities for the nation’s ‘most wired’ hospitals; eWEEK reported on Ovum’s research on the...

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Amazon API Gateway

July 15, 2015 | By Mark O'Neill

Last Thursday, July 9, Amazon announced their new AWS API Gateway. The Amazon API Gateway is a cloud-based service that is designed 'to simplify creation and management of APIs', particularly APIs in front of Amazon services such as AWS Lambda.

As an established API Gateway vendor, we welcome Amazon's new entry in the market. It wasn't long ago that people would ask why API Gateways are even needed; nobody is asking that question now. In the market, Amazon's API Gateway has a...

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This Week in Digital Business: July 10, 2015

July 10, 2015 | By Mark Skoog

Axway announced the appointment of Jeanine Banks as executive vice president, global products and solutions; Axway’s Shawn Ryan discussed supporting digital business initiatives with managed file transfer technology; Clay Cowdery, Axway’s operational intelligence evangelist, was quoted in FierceFinanceIT’s article on payment infrastructure; Network World published an article on the economic impact of the Internet of Things; Computerworld featured a piece on the impact analytics and the...

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