Modern business is all about user experience. Show the customer a good time and they’ll stick with you. Fail in that task and they’re off with a competitor. Key to success is a user interface that’s slick, responsive and that ‘just works’ on whatever device. And key to that slick UI is a set of well-designed APIs that expose the services without compromising security or performance.

Making a UI appear simple is a conjuring trick. Complexity doesn’t just disappear, it just gets moved to where it can’t be seen – to the realm of the IT department. Fortunately IT has a number of tools to hand to manage APIs, from home-brewed solutions to sophisticated cloud based API gateways that can magic away the complexity. But which is the best fit for organisations looking to create an increasingly digital presence?

Join us for what promises to be a fascinating web seminar in which we’ll be looking at how to be part of the API economy without overburdening IT.

  • Why are APIs so important?
  • Exposing legacy services using APIs
  • Authentication and security issues
  • Dealing with API complexity
  • New developments in API management

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StuSmith

Stu Smith

Head of API Practice, KCOM

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Stu is a highly experienced Technical Architect and team leader specialising in SOA products in industries including Aviation, Telecommunications, Insurance, Internet Ecommerce Solutions and Integration Services. Stu is also involved in Mobile Applications Design and Development.


Graeme Burton

Group News Editor, Computing

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He has 15 years of experience in news and magazine journalism, and has edited such titles as Trade & Forfaiting Review, Inside Knowledge and Managing Information & Documents.


John Leonard

Research Director, Computing

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John Leonard is responsible for the setting up and running qualitative and quantitative surveys for Computing Research's clients in order to assess the opinions and experiences of IT professionals on issues important to the industry, such as cloud computing, bring-your-own-device (BYOD) and the IT decision making process as a whole.

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