Armed with APIs, developers will drive the composable enterprise

A change is a coming….

Gigaom

As API-fronted services rapidly proliferate, a radical new model for building applications is emerging – and it’s going to radically change enterprise IT. In this model, companies will choose from a toolbox of public and private API services that can be integrated and discarded with relative ease to meet changing business demands.

It will simplify the integration of complex systems into businesses – and it will see the developers playing a decisive role in which technologies win, driving adoption from the bottom up. Termed by some as “the Composable Enterprise,” this model of production threatens to forever alter the economics and power relationships that define traditional enterprise IT organizations.

Jonathan Murray, EVP & CTO at Warner Music, recently tackled the composable enterprise model in a blog post, describing an approach to building applications where “[c]om­pound busi­ness processes are bro­ken down into the min­i­mized set of ‘atomic’ functions. These processes…

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The Future of the Internet: Balkanization and Borders

America…F*CK YEAH

Ideas

Brazilian President Dilma Rouseff recently took to the podium at the UN’s General Assembly to call on other countries to disconnect from U.S. Internet hegemony and develop their own sovereign Internet and governance structures. Rousseff’s plan to create walled-off, national Intranets followed reports that the United States has been surveilling Rousseff’s email, intercepting internal government communications, and spying on the country’s national oil company, so it was somewhat understandable. But her move could lead to a powerful backlash against an open Internet – one that would transform it from a global commons to a fractured patchwork severely limited by the political boundaries on a map.

Brazil is one of a handful of countries that includes Indonesia, Turkey, and India who have been on the fence in the last decade’s debate over whether to develop an international framework to govern the Internet — one that would replace the role that the…

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