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By SuperUser Account on 9/9/2010 9:05 AM

Maps took over the web in mid-2005, shortly after the first Where 2.0 conference. They quickly moved from fancy feature to necessary element of any site that contained even a trace of geographic content. Today we're amidst another location and mapping revolution, with mobile making its impact on the web. And with it, we're seeing even more geo services provided by both the old guard and innovative new mapping platforms.

By SuperUser Account on 8/20/2010 12:30 PM

Twitter's Fail Whale imageTwitter was one of the first to see what happened when traffic to the site came more from the API than the Web. It now has more than 65 million tweets per day, most coming from services that use the Twitter API.

Twitter has made numerous changes to fix its API. Those experiences have taught providers what mistakes not to make when launching a service.

By SuperUser Account on 7/7/2010 9:28 AM

On June 17 I gave a lightning presentation at the Open API Meetup, along with Evan Cooke of Twilio  and Oren Teich of Heroku . It was a really nice event, well-organized by Sam Ramji  and Shanley Kane  of Sonoa/Apigee , and hosted at Twilio's beautiful new digs.

The title of my presentation was "APIs and the Growing Influence of Developers".  The gist of my presentation takes many of the elements I have written and spoken about in the past and puts them together in the context of the meetup's topic like this:

Just as we have seen with B2C, we are increasingly moving towards a "frictionless business model" with B2B products, including those targeting enterprises. This means that as a vendor you are trying to remove any barrier from the customer to acquire and succeed with your product.

To succeed with the frictionless business model, you have to adhere to a couple of principles.

Featured Microsoft Partners

 

Altico Advisors! 
Office Location:  Marlborough, Massachusetts, United States
Type:  Reseller
Industry Focus:  Manufacturing, Distribution, Software Development, Professional Services, Medical Device


Altico Advisors implements & supports business & financial management solutions for mid-market firms throughout New England, New York & New Jersey. Altico is a Microsoft Gold Certified Partner specializing in Dynamics GP systems for manufacturers, distributors, software development companies, professional services organizations, and the medical device sector.

 

 

EthoTech, Inc. 
Office Location:  Woodstock, Georgia, United States
Type:  ISV
Industry Focus:  Cross-industry


EthoTech has been recognized by the Microsoft Dynamics GP Community as THE Commission Experts and is the leader in automated commission management systems.

 

 

Jack Frost Design 
Office Location:  San Ramon, California, United States
Type:  ISV,Training Firm,VAR,Other
Industry Focus:  Jack Frost Design is all about business and not necessarily about a specific industry. After 40+ years in business JFD has touched corporations, medium size businesses and some small business entities. No matter what industry you are in delivering a successful business initiative requires a strong command of four key business skills:•Business Operations: a solid understanding of workflow process and ROI (return on investment).•Marketing: the ability to identify and reach a target market with an effectively motivating message.•Technology: the technical skills to harness the most effective technologies for business process automation.•Branding: the ability to encapsulate all of the above factors within a unified vision that resonates with the target customer and builds loyalty.Because it only takes weakness in one of these areas to undermine what would have otherwise been a successful enterprise, Jack Frost Design has taken the unusual step of including each of these areas of expertise in a single company. It a unique approach. It has been successful for 40+ years.


SharePoint Makes it Possible. JFD Makes it HappenAt JFD we have a solid understanding and respect for SharePoint. We pioneered using the technology for public facing websites and we are skilled at configuring it to reduce the possibility of uncontrolled over deployment. We use the product the same way that most of our clients do.We also let ROI be our guide in the development of workflow automation and we never build without a financial goal and a documented blueprint or project plan. JFD has been brought in to clean up other partner's failed projects. And as a company we are most proud of our work ethic.

 

 

Celestix 
Office Location:  Fremont, , United States
Type:  System Builder
Industry Focus:  MSP, Mid Market Commercial, SLED, Enterprise


Celestix is a leading provider of strong authentication, secure remote access and perimeter security - enabling organizations to enforce strong security controls for both user and data centric security.

 

 

The Partner Channel 
Office Location:  Fargo, , United States
Type:  Other
Industry Focus: 


The Partner Channel provides sales, marketing, and leadership focused publications and events for Microsoft Dynamics Partners.

 

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