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ALSO CALLED: API, Application Program Interface, Application Program Interfaces
DEFINITION: An application program interface (API - and sometimes spelled application programming interface) is the specific method prescribed by a computer operating system or by an application program by which a programmer writing an application program can make requests of the operating system or another application.An API can be contrasted with a graphical user interface or a command interface (both of which  … 
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Survival guide to PACBASE ™ end-of-life
sponsored by Hewlett-Packard Limited
WHITE PAPER: With the news of Pacbase's 2015 retirement, many organizations must find an alternative application strategy. This resource outlines your options in the post-Pacbase world, and offers advice and recommendations for realizing continued application success.
Posted: 18 Apr 2013 | Published: 31 Oct 2012

Hewlett-Packard Limited

Best Practices For SAP Application Integration Projects
sponsored by MuleSoft
WHITE PAPER: Read this white paper to explore: the most common SAP integration challenges; a brief overview of SAP interfaces and integration points; various approaches for SAP integration; and architectural best practices for effective SAP integration.
Posted: 16 Mar 2012 | Published: 31 Dec 2011

MuleSoft

Private Cloud Computing E-Zine Volume 1: Private cloud computing as a business strategy
sponsored by SearchDataCenter.com
EZINE: While many enterprises have moved to the private cloud model, have they adopted it entirely, and what are the roadblocks to getting there? In this inaugural edition of our Cloud Computing e-zine, we explore company strategies for private cloud adoption, some of the benefits of this model, and the challenges of a true private cloud infrastructure.
Posted: 16 Feb 2011 | Published: 16 Feb 2011

SearchDataCenter.com

Enterprise API Management Reference Architectures For Delivering Enterprise APIs for Web & Mobile
sponsored by Vordel now part of Axway
WHITE PAPER: In this white paper, discover how your enterprise can embrace and leverage APIs to improve access and stay relevant in a changing world of user experience, both in terms of consumers and in terms of enterprise use.
Posted: 17 Apr 2013 | Published: 17 Apr 2013

Vordel now part of Axway

Java application development in the cloud
sponsored by SearchBusinessAnalytics
EBOOK: In this expert handbook, discover the ways in which cloud computing is changing Java mobile app development. Read on for information on cloud security, what to expect from Java in the cloud, and true cloud-based app development.
Posted: 20 Mar 2013 | Published: 20 Mar 2013

SearchBusinessAnalytics

IT's shift to the cloud drives market for open source integration technology
sponsored by DLT Solutions Red Hat
EGUIDE: Read this expert e-guide to learn how enterprise IT's shift to the cloud is shaping the market for integration technologies, and discover how open source integration and messaging middleware provider Red Hat's recent acquisition of FuseSource will affect its position in this market.
Posted: 03 Jan 2013 | Published: 02 Jan 2013

DLT Solutions Red Hat

eGuide: Essential playbook for SOA governance
sponsored by IBM
EGUIDE: Check out this e-guide to explore internationally recognized integration thought leader David Linthicum's expert advice on how to leverage effective cloud governance that ensures the highest levels of security for your applications and services, eases interoperability challenges, and keeps costs from spiraling out of control.
Posted: 18 Dec 2012 | Published: 13 Dec 2012

IBM

Solution Spotlight: Maja Tibbling on New Application Integration Trends
sponsored by IBM
EGUIDE: View this expert e-guide to read part two of a two-part SearchSOA.com Q&A with prominent service-oriented architecture (SOA) thought leader Maja Tibbling on the top concerns today's organizations face when it comes to application integration.
Posted: 04 Dec 2012 | Published: 03 Dec 2012

IBM

Solution Spotlight: Q&A with Maja Tibbling: Real-Time Application Integration
sponsored by IBM
EGUIDE: View this expert e-guide to read part one of a two-part SearchSOA.com Q&A with prominent service-oriented architecture (SOA) thought leader Maja Tibbling on the top concerns today's organizations face when it comes to application integration.
Posted: 04 Dec 2012 | Published: 03 Dec 2012

IBM

Solution Spotlight: Keys to Cloud Application Success
sponsored by IBM
EGUIDE: What do enterprise developers need to know about cloud APIs? What are the emerging standards for this game-changing technology? And how can they be leveraged most effectively? Read this expert e-guide to uncover the answers to these questions and other cloud API FAQs.
Posted: 29 Nov 2012 | Published: 20 Nov 2012

IBM

Energizing your return on data investment - SOA as architecture for integration and infrastructure (Presentation Transcript)
sponsored by MuleSoft
PRESENTATION TRANSCRIPT: Read this transcript of internationally recognized service-oriented architecture (SOA) expert and thought leader, best-selling author of Enterprise Application Integration, and CTO and founder of the cloud consulting firm Blue Mountain Labs, David Linthicum's presentation on SOA as the single most valuable architectural basis for the cloud.
Posted: 15 Nov 2012 | Published: 15 Nov 2012

MuleSoft

Parallels Desktop Deployment
sponsored by Parallels, Inc.
WEBCAST: Access this webcast to learn how to successfully deploy a virtual desktop on multiple Macs
Posted: 14 Aug 2012 | Premiered: Aug 14, 2012

Parallels, Inc.

Enterprise API Management: Reference Architectures For Delivering Enterprise APIs for Web & Mobile
sponsored by Vordel now part of Axway
WHITE PAPER: Read this white paper to learn about the various drivers of application program interface (API) management and find three recommendations for reference architectures that fit the most common API use cases.
Posted: 31 Jul 2012 | Published: 31 Jul 2012

Vordel now part of Axway

The Quest for a Cloud Integration Strategy
sponsored by Dell, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This paper discusses how it is equally critical that businesses consider the need for scalability- both in terms of the growth of the customer base and the expansion of back-office solutions to include future purchases of SaaS, PaaS, and cloud computing applications.
Posted: 18 Jun 2012 | Published: 31 Oct 2011

Dell, Inc.

Enterprise API Patterns for Cloud & Mobile
sponsored by Intel
WHITE PAPER: Read this white paper to learn best practices for utilizing application programming interfaces (APIs) in your organization. Review essential usage patterns key architectural requirements that can help you ensure success.
Posted: 11 Jun 2012 | Published: 31 May 2012

Intel

Mobile Unified Communications & Collaboration (UCC)
sponsored by BlackBerry
WHITE PAPER: Explore how you can enable an effective Unified Communications and Collaboration (UCC) strategy for your mobile enterprise. Discover considerations to make, use cases, and more.
Posted: 01 May 2012 | Published: 01 May 2012

BlackBerry

Integrating Java EE applications and C-based implementations in WebSphere Application Server
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: This white paper offers key tips on how to successfully integrate Java-based applications deployed on WebSphere Application Server with C-based implementations by leveraging Java Native Interfaces (JNI). Discover the benefits of this platform and how it can simplify the process of creating, configuring and invoking shared libraries.
Posted: 25 Apr 2012 | Published: 14 Mar 2012

IBM

UCB Gains Efficiencies and Realizes Lower TCO with CallCopy Call Recording
sponsored by NACR
CASE STUDY: Uncover why a implementing a CallCopy recording solution that is easy to use, search, update, support and maintain can offer a lower TCO than other solutions, as well as fulfilling all your call recording needs.
Posted: 10 Feb 2012 | Published: 10 Feb 2012

NACR

Windows Azure Programming Model
sponsored by Microsoft
WHITE PAPER: Read this white paper to learn how the new Windows Azure programming model helps developers create applications that are easier to administer, more available, and more scalable than those built in the traditional Windows Server environment.
Posted: 01 Jan 2012 | Published: 30 Dec 2011

Microsoft

E-Guide: Expert guide to vSphere: Tips and tricks you should know
sponsored by AMD
EGUIDE: VMware’s vSphere platform is one that has made a name for itself amongst IT pros because of its high performance features. Check out this expert resource to discover how to optimize your virtualization initiatives with the latest version of vSphere and access a checklist of key troubleshooting tips.
Posted: 06 Oct 2011 | Published: 06 Oct 2011

AMD

Optimization is for the Clouds
sponsored by Riverbed Technology, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This paper begins with an outline of the characteristics of computing from a distance, describes how WAN optimization of cloud resources improves the user experience, explains how Riverbed’s Cloud Steelhead achieves this, and concludes with several deployment examples.
Posted: 06 Sep 2011 | Published: 06 Sep 2011

Riverbed Technology, Inc.

Business Process Acceleration Within Oracle E-Business Suite
sponsored by UC4 Software, Inc
WHITE PAPER: This white paper examines how to overcome the challenges presented by the Oracle E-Business Suite and significantly increase your ROI.
Posted: 11 Aug 2011 | Published: 31 Dec 2010

UC4 Software, Inc

VMware vCloud API Abstraction
sponsored by Layer 7 Technologies
PRODUCT OVERVIEW: Cloud computing offers your organization efficiency, flexibility and scalability, but managing cloud-based applications can be extremely challenging. Access this resource for a detailed overview of Layer 7 Technologies' CloudControl gateway and learn how it can deliver protection, abstraction and metering for your cloud-based applications.
Posted: 21 Jul 2011 | Published: 21 Jul 2011

Layer 7 Technologies

Securely Publish and Manage Web APIs with CloudControl
sponsored by Layer 7 Technologies
PRODUCT OVERVIEW: Cloud computing offers the opportunity for an enhanced computing experience, but truly feeling the benefits of cloud computing requires exposing provisioning protocols, applications and APIs to external partners. Access this resource to learn how you can enhance access control, privacy and security through APIs.
Posted: 20 Jul 2011 | Published: 20 Jul 2011

Layer 7 Technologies

Test and simulate rules using WebSphere ILOG Business Rules Management System
sponsored by IBM
PRODUCT DEMO: Learn how WebSphere ILOG BRMS allows organizations to easily adapt business rules while ensuring compliance with policy requirements and analyzing the business impact of changes against key KPIs. You will see how the BRMS is used in the back office to create eligibility rules that will be used to automatically screen auto insurance applicants.
Posted: 12 Dec 2010 | Premiered: 12 Dec 2010

IBM
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APPLICATION PROGRAMMING INTERFACES DEFINITION (continued): … An application program interface (API - and sometimes spelled application programming interface) is the specific method prescribed by a computer operating system or by an application program by which a programmer writing an application program can make requests of the operating system or another application.An API can be contrasted with a graphical user interface or a command interface (both of which are direct user interfaces) as interfaces to an operating system or a program.
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