October 11, 2015
Single purpose API
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The combination of natural language processing and advanced text analytics is giving rise to a new class of cognitive applications that have the potential to radically transform the way entire industries operate. The most famous instance of a cognitive application is, of course, IBM Watson, the supercomputer that IBM built on top of Power processors to best the champions from the Jeopardy quiz show.
Within most enterprise IT organizations there is a tension between classic approaches to middleware based on software-oriented architectures (SOA) and approaches based on APIs that are easier to build and deploy but potentially more difficult to manage.
As part of its ongoing effort to turn its cloud service into a platform for enabling the delivery of application service, Box this week announced The Box Services Partner Program, a new network of systems integrators and consultants focused on helping organizations transition to the cloud.