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Ian McLeod

Rogue Wave Software + Akana: Strengthening the business of APIs

What the Rogue Wave Software acquisition of Akana means to customers and examples of how the combination fits into enterprise software development.

Roberto Medrano

Named a Leader in API Management Solutions

  We just announced Monday that Akana has been named a Leader in Forrester’s new report, “The Forrester Wave™: API Management Solutions, Q4 2016.” It’s very gratifying. to be acknowledged because Forrester Research is unique in their approach to assessing the market. They differentiate themselves by performing the most detailed and hands on inspection of every… Continue reading →

Roberto Medrano

Money 20/20 Takeaway: APIs are Everything

  Las Vegas was the ideal spot for last week’s Money 20/20 conference. Vegas is a great city for watching money on the move. Just strolling through the casino at the Venetian, I probably saw a quarter of a million dollars changing hands in five minutes. The funny thing, though, is that those of who… Continue reading →

Roberto Medrano

APIs, PSD2, and Open Banking

When a government body identifies an opportunity that can be addressed through advancements in technology, and devises a functional plan that could lead to improvements in how organizations and society work, it’s something to be celebrated. The Revised Directive on Payment Services (PSD2) is an example of a regulation that pairs technology innovation with market… Continue reading →

Roberto Medrano

Your Bank Wants You to Stay Home

APIs are enabling a new and better era of banking and financial services I recently participated in the office March Madness1 pool and like every year, I made my picks, paid the “commissioner” a few bucks, and hoped for the best. This year, however, something really stood out. Very little cash was exchanged. The under-30… Continue reading →

Roberto Medrano

2016 Predictions: The Evolution of Services, API Management and “Digital Glue”

Early in 2015 I predicted that API management and security solutions, microservices development, and application integration across platforms and devices would converge in a major way. I have been predicting this convergence for quite some time (2015, 2014, 2013); first when we established the concept of the API Economy in 2012, and more recently when we… Continue reading →

Roberto Medrano

The Akana Guide to API Security

Akana Provides a Roundup of API Security Overview Resources and Thought Leadership As more enterprises engage in their digital transformation, they are connecting their application through APIs. APIs have long been the connective tissue between, and among, software applications. Because they enable business-critical transactions, it is critical that they be both highly accessible and usable,… Continue reading →

Roberto Medrano

Akana’s API Management Leadership: How to Apply the Forrester Wave Report

Recently Forrester’s Randy Heffner published a very good report on The API Management Solutions Market Heats Up. In the report, Akana is mentioned as a leader with “Consistently rich and deep functionality across all core functions. Particularly well suited for broad-based enterprise-level API initiatives.”  Before this report, Forrester published the famous Forrester Wave reports. Akana was… Continue reading →

Roberto Medrano

We Are Akana

Why We Changed Our Name and What It Means For Our Business and Yours One of the best things about working here is the collaborative nature of our team. We throw around ideas, critique each other’s suggestions, and ultimately arrive at some pretty smart decisions through a combination of talking, illustrating, venting, analysis, logic, and… Continue reading →