Why Telecom Network APIs are a Catalyst for Service Growth
Most broadband service providers are not recognized for new business ideas or product leadership. That’s why they typically rely upon outside vendors to create the concepts for new original sources of revenue. That’s particularly true for software-based innovations.
The telecom network Application Programming Interface (API) is the conduit for that creativity.
London DataStore – the Open Source Big Data API Project
The London Datastore was created by the Greater London Authority (GLA) as an innovation towards freeing London’s data. Citizens can access the data that the GLA and other public sector organisations hold, and use that data however they see fit – free of charge.
The GLA is committed to influencing and cajoling other public sector organisations into releasing their data here too.
via London DataStore
U.S. and UK agree on Open API for Electronic Health Records
The U.S. and the UK governments have agreed to work together on healthcare related quality indicators, releasing and using health data, and on the interoperability of electronic patient record systems. Part of this initiative in America is the so-called Blue Button Connector.
It is the very first open data source delivered through an open API that makes transparent the health data that is increasingly available to the public.
Internet of Things: Tiny Sensors, Open APIs and Hybrid Clouds
Throughout 2013 most senior executives have been exposed to the key emerging business technology trends. During 2014, you’re going to see and hear a lot more about the Internet of Things (IoT) — and the impact will reach just about every industry and all the major markets.
Creative collaboration and coordination will be necessary to reach the 30 billion autonomously connected end points and $8.9 trillion in revenues that IDC believes the IoT will generate by 2020.