This year more CIOs will have their bonuses tied to how many new business models they help create with existing and planned IT platforms than ever before. This trend will accelerate over the next three years. CIOs and IT staffs need to start thinking about how they can become business strategists first, technicians and enablers of IT second.
Not too long ago, APIs, or application programming interfaces, were something only a programmer could love – or was even aware of. APIs were the code bits that enabled one application in the machine to send data to another application – such as a CRM system sending data to an accounting system.