"Over the last couple of decades, the humble API has reinvented its role in the IT and business landscape, jostling for a starring role in some of the most disruptive and transformative phenomena we’ve witnessed emerge."
Welcome to the eighth annual IT budget issue of Cutter Benchmark Review. In each installment, CBR gathers and analyzes fresh data to understand both the state of IT budgeting in the current year and the emerging trends that can be seen by looking at the changes taking place (or not taking place) between years.
"This issue of CBR just works. First, we have a fresh set of data, made more useful by the fact that we can compare it historically to a previous survey. Second, we have a solid 'bird's eye' view of the DDS space through the high-level conceptual framework articulated by Federico and Gabe. And, third, we have a very pragmatic 'nuts and bolts' view of the same space from Manjunath."
"No matter what goals your company has set or planned for 2013 -- a clean end game for an ongoing set of initiatives, an accelerated start for new ones, radical changes, or battening down the hatches -- now is the time to take stock and turn plans into action."
...The task for building such an information system under strict time and budgetary constraints is daunting, but has been ameliorated by exploiting our "access to Cutter experts" during all phases of project planning and implementation. One critical element for success is having access to the Cutter body of knowledge and its expertise.
Director General of Information Services for Evaluation Results, National Institute for Educational Evaluation, Mexico