Advisory Note: The Open API Economy - 70352

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How the Open API Economy is increasing and changing the need for Identity Management.

Baking an organization’s core competence into an Open API is an economic imperative.

It’s clear that three main trends are driving technology in all areas. It goes without saying that as digital identity is the gateway to all network-based products and services that identity is being affected by these trends:

Social Computing
Mobile Computing
Cloud Computing

While this observation is accurate and certainly these three trends are having a significant impact on things, there is yet another trend that is having just as big of an impact as the well-known troika of social, mobile and cloud computing. The trend I am going to identify is so big that I am labeling it not just as a computing model, but as an emerging economy.

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Dec 16, 2011

Advisory Note: The Open API Economy - 70352

How the Open API Economy is increasing and changing the need for Identity Management. Baking an organization’s core competence into an Open API is an economic imperative. It’s clear that three main trends are driving technology in all areas. It goes without saying…

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