Value Chain to Value Network

Value chains have played a major part in organisational growth over the past years. However in the digital world the empowered buyer has become central to the supply process as quality, price and friction less delivery are increasingly vital as competition increases. This in turn drives the need for relationships between customers, suppliers and partners that are more multi-dimensional and as a consequence Value Chains are giving way to Value…

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Closing the Digital Divide

Closing the Digital Divide – Seven things you need to get right in order to take advantage of the digitised supply chain. More than ever before, commerce today relies upon close collaboration between businesses at all stages of the supply chain. This enables suppliers, manufacturers, distributors and ultimately customers to benefit from a boost in performance, reduced time-to-market and lower costs. Ultimately this means bigger profits, but it also gives…

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Open-Source Testing Tools for API Development – Part 3

Introduction In part 1 of this series, I covered my experience with: API Definition Unit Testing. In part 2, I covered: Calling APIs: Test Clients This will be followed by two more instalments: In this (part 3), I cover: Function and Load Tests SoapUI JMeter This will be followed by the final instalment: Part 4 Mocking back-end services Some of the tools were recommended by colleagues on projects, some I…

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50 ways to leave your lover, (with apologies to Paul Simon)

  Paul Simon was one half of the famous Simon and Garfunkel (http://bit.ly/NQ4DeH ). He wrote 50 ways to leave a lover but left 42 of them to our imagination! When you’re in love you think that the relationship is never going to end. The world is beautiful and whilst you may argue sometimes; you always get over those differences. Your partner is bright, funny, makes you laugh and well…

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Webinar – The Importance of APIs and Securing the Value Chain.

W3Partnership would like to invite you to our forthcoming webinar, “The Importance of APIs and Securing the Value Chain”. Our Speakers Marcus Langford – Chief Operating Officer of W3Partnership, who are Digital Integration specialist having delivered numerous Integration projects to the Retail, Industrial and Government Sectors. Andrew Howarth – UK Sales Lead for the IBM API Economy. Andrew has 20 years’ experience within IBM and a strong understanding of what…

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Integration Platforms for the Government Sector 2016 Report

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The Importance of Value Chains and API’s

Flexibility within a Value Chain is essential. Increasing global competition, accelerating technological change and expanding customer expectation are creating a turbulent environment. Today organisations source supplies and products from around the world and the need for flexibility as they choose the appropriate supplier are essential. Flexibility enables organisations to cope with change in a timely manner. By adopting an API lead approach an organisation optimises flexibility allowing it to adapt…

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The Value Chain and Your Data

APIs add value to a business. They facilitate exposing the value in one organisations data to be re-used in another organisations applications to benefit the Value Chain. An API is a powerful connection between a wide variety of business assets; systems, partners, suppliers, and customers. By creating re-usable APIs, organisations take advantage of the API economy. To benefit from this economy, you must implement a platform that can develop, organise,…

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Chaos or Calm in the Value Chain?

Having determined that APIs play a major role in your organisations Value Chain it is important that a structure is put in place that can fully manage this strategy. APIs need to be managed; versioned and secured. If you want to meet the demands of your organisation. You will want to make sure that duplication of effort is avoided by being able to search available APIs. You will probably want…

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Building Bridges to Digital Islands

Collaborative working relationships are the reality for any industry. By building closer partnerships up and down the supply chain with suppliers, distributors and customers, organisations improve performance, reduce time-to-market and costs, thus improving profit, providing room to innovative. Your suppliers, partners and customers are all critical to your business success and profitability. They require immediate and secure access to relevant data to help them make important decisions on your behalf, to maintain…

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