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Cutter Edge: Disappearing Acts: Five Enablers of Web Ubiquity

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Posted November 17, 2015 in

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Disappearing Acts: Five Enablers of Web Ubiquity

by Steve Andriole, Fellow, Cutter Consortium

The first 25 years of the Web clearly demonstrated that connectivity and problem solving can be cost-effectively linked. It's now possible to communicate, shop, and learn on the Web. We can find answers, relationships, and games on the Web, and for those of us who desire a more surrealistic experience, we can immerse ourselves in virtual worlds.

What's next?  More ...

Composite Analytic API Applications

Analytics is moving to the cloud. This makes sense, according to Cutter Senior Consultant Brian Dooley "because much of the data that will be accessed is stored or is reachable through the cloud.

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Figure 1 — Composite analytic API app.

SaaS offerings are already providing various forms of cloud-based analytics, ranging from simple business intelligence to big data analysis, integrated analytics solutions, and visualization tools. The next major hurdle for analytics is the need for more flexible access. Today’s software systems are moving toward API access in what has come to be called the API economy. Analytics providers are now beginning to offer analytics APIs for use by organizational software departments, developers, and individuals."  More ...

* Excerpted from "API Analytics: A Cornerstone of Tomorrow’s IT ," (Login RequiredData Analytics & Digital Technologies Executive Update  Vol. 15, No. 20

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