This year’s Pacific Telecommunications Council’s (PTC) 40th anniversary theme, “Connecting Worlds,” spoke to the global nature of communications that is launching a new decade of connections in our industry. And I’m not just talking about the physical and virtual connections that carry the massive amounts of data being transported all over the world, but the interconnection between service providers and their customers that enable private data exchange, which is essential for global digital business to flourish in the decades to come.
To build internetworked software components and gain the controls required for digital business success, organizations must transform their application development to an API- and interconnection-centric approach. Doing this will allow them to fully realize the benefits that digital services can provide for users.
An interconnection-first IT architecture designed for the digital edge gives retailers speed, unprecedented command over reams of consumer data, and the flexibility to instantly reach partners and markets globally. This is how they can grab the attention of shoppers who now have a world of alternatives at their fingertips.
The forces compelling digital businesses to place more of their data at the edge are real, however, the transition requires careful design. The perception is that moving large datasets out to the edge can create management and accountability problems that would not occur if the data were managed centrally.
Data is increasingly becoming the currency of the global digital economy. And, it is the direct, private data exchange between and among businesses that is driving global economic growth. For enterprises to monetize their data and extract the most value from it, they must re-think their data architectures to find the best ways to aggregate, exchange and manage data at the edge—and at scale.
The IOA Security Blueprint Identity and Key Management Security Design Pattern provides a step-by-step strategy for gaining greater control over security functions by deploying local, vendor-neutral identity and encryption key management services.
Complexity has exploded across today’s enterprise IT infrastructures, with businesses increasingly dependent on less understood and evolving technologies. To mitigate the risks that more sophisticated technologies and hacking capabilities present, new security guard rails are needed to protect people and companies from internal mistakes or unsanctioned behavior from bad actors.
Digital payment transactions are increasingly coming in from the edge. This puts new demands on mobile, wireless digital commerce solutions (e.g., electronic wallets, point-of-sales systems), security systems, and network and cloud infrastructures to scale to support this growing demand.
There was a time when an application was typically a single piece of software running on a data center server or user PC, but today’s applications are more likely to be distributed combinations of interconnected, automated, often mobile components from multiple sources or vendors.
How are companies using Interconnection to scale as digital businesses? That is just one of the many things that the “Global Interconnection Index” market study was created to find out.