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Why should you productize your APIs?Why should you productize your APIs?
What are the benefits of productizing your APIs? Read more here!
June 16, 2021
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What makes a good API product manager?What makes a good API product manager?
The two API gurus Marjukka Niinioja and Claire Barrett discuss the role and expectations of an API product manager and share their knowledge on how to successfully manage API products.
June 14, 2021
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Osaango & KAVI – innovative, intelligent procurementOsaango & KAVI – innovative, intelligent procurement
The national audiovisual institute KAVI stores huge amounts of data every year and is, among other things, responsible for the preservation of domestic films as well as television and radio programs. Artificial intelligence is a critical part of KAVI's operations. Marjukka Niinioja and Tessa Viitanen from Osaango Ltd sparred KAVI regarding their extensive operational and technological case, and the conversations tapped on e.g. artificial intelligence based solutions, innovative procurement procedures, software development processes and architecture.
May 27, 2021
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Unseen value in operational technologyUnseen value in operational technology
Operational technology in the built environment has evolved in the shades. The automated processes are not a new thing, but in this context the integrated environment is. And especially when you integrate the silos of operational technology with the silos of information technology. That’s when you get an interesting combination of problems to solve.
April 16, 2021
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Operational technology is everywhere - from Earth to Mars and beyondOperational technology is everywhere - from Earth to Mars and beyond
Operational technology is everywhere - from Earth to Mars and beyond. It’s a superpower that keeps the industrial processes going and lights lit at the office. It’s the technology beyond IT. It detects and causes change in the invisible technological environment. It runs the air conditioning, heating and cooling. It sends and receives alarms and it ensures that the conditions in the server room are optimal for all the transactions and data flow.
March 18, 2021
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Key partnership between Osaango Oy and Laurea University of Applied SciencesKey partnership between Osaango Oy and Laurea University of Applied Sciences
Osaango Oy has started a key partnership with Laurea University of Applied Sciences – the cooperation has started with the planning of a joint data management course. One of the reasons for the key partnership with Laurea is that we have been collaborating with universities for a long time and building online courses and training programs related to API economics and data.
February 23, 2021
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Get to know our courses!Get to know our courses!
While many wait for the new year to start to pursue their goals, we have taken a head-start! From the wide range of courses available in Osaango Academy, we have picked a few that we would like to introduce you to. Whether you are a beginner or an experienced professional, you will find suitable courses in our selection.
December 15, 2020
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Introduction to API Economy now available in German and ChineseIntroduction to API Economy now available in German and Chinese
Introduction to API Economy course is provided now in Chinese and German with co-operation by KONE, Tampere University, and Osaango.
November 15, 2020
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Why API needs a value proposition?Why API needs a value proposition?
Productizing an API leads to many interesting questions: But why does it exist? What do our customers use it for? What should we add to it? Is it really valuable for us and the customers or partners?
October 6, 2020
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Store jam, not data - use APIsStore jam, not data - use APIs
Utilizing APIs for archiving digital information, documents, and records.
September 30, 2020
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Successful ecosystems were built on Platform Economy 2.0 DaySuccessful ecosystems were built on Platform Economy 2.0 Day
Platform Economy 2.0 on 18 September 2019 in Helsinki brought together 200 networkers to discuss and build tomorrow's successful ecosystems. The organizer of the event, Business Finland, is a member of COSS (Center for Open Source Systems) and COSS was strongly involved in the event.
September 25, 2020
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What is an API and why does it matter for business?What is an API and why does it matter for business?
In API Economy company utilizes resources efficiently and quickly to create added value for own customers. These resources can be for example data or function provided by other organizations
August 30, 2020
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Customer experience and customer journey for developersCustomer experience and customer journey for developers
What are their expectations of how the APIs work? How they get access to the API? Should they pay for the API or get it for free, at least for trying out? What kind of examples, documentation, layout, and content they expect and what are the channels where they expect to find your API?
July 20, 2020
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API Monetization - an exploratory studyAPI Monetization - an exploratory study
I had the pleasure of recording a presentation for APIdays Helsinki 2020, June edition, with professor Marko Seppänen from Tampere University, who is one of the co-authors of API Economy 101. In his recent study with Saeid Heshmatisafa, he studies the top 100 Finnish companies an 126 other Finnish organizations. Surprisingly, they found that already 34% of companies had an Open API, meaning a public or a partner API matching the definition we used in the API Economy 101 book. In the presentation, Marko Seppänen goes through the research findings, mostly concentrating on the revenue models and other possibilities to monetize with the API.
May 28, 2020
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Business development by utilizing dataBusiness development by utilizing data
Digital business development is a strategic decision. To implement it, the entrepreneur needs an understanding of the data so that the company can utilize and apply the results of the data analysis to its operations.
May 14, 2020
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Next career move with Introduction to API Economy - course?Next career move with Introduction to API Economy - course?
Learn in a few hours what API economy is! Join the free academic online course by Osaango and Tampere University now.
April 5, 2020
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Unlearning the API EconomyUnlearning the API Economy
"APIs are just a technical implementation detail" - or are they? See what some of our students say after starting their Introduction to API economy studies!
March 15, 2020
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What is an open API?What is an open API?
The definition of an open API is not easy to create, let alone to update. In Finland, we have a thing called "sisu" - the spirit that drives us through rock. So this spring we collected the API and open source and open data folks and started the work.
January 6, 2020
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From silos to strategic service developmentFrom silos to strategic service development
What if 70% of the money your company invests in development work is burned to ashes?
October 1, 2019
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5 things you need to fix in your API documentation5 things you need to fix in your API documentation
Developer Experience is not just User Experience, it’s also Customer Experience, again for that specific segment.
September 7, 2019
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7 realizations to expect reading API Economy 1017 realizations to expect reading API Economy 101
Business models are constantly changing and APIs (Application Programming Interfaces) are a part of that change. "How so?" you may ask. To answer this, it's essential to first understand what an API actually is and how it relates to apps and the platform economy. API Economy 101 answers these questions and helps you see how your company can also leverage the API Economy. Written by four API Economy professionals, the API Economy 101 book will make you look at your business model from a new perspective. Below, we have listed seven realizations you can expect to have after reading the book. Don't say we didn't warn you!
August 8, 2019
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A peek into the API Economy 101 bookA peek into the API Economy 101 book
The first chapter of the API Economy 101 book is available for everyone to read. The first chapter explains why business models are in transition and what is causing the change. We’ll use examples to shed some light on how Application Programming Interfaces, or a lack of them, influence business models. In addition, we justify why interfaces[i] should also be on the agendas of businesses' decision-makers, not just on the IT departments’.
July 15, 2019
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Authors behind API Economy 101Authors behind API Economy 101
When four Finnish API Economy professionals decided to write a book about the basics of API Economy, a Finnish bestseller was born. The book is written from a business point of view with developers being the primary customers. All four authors have different backgrounds and expertise, which provides a versatile, yet easily understandable learning experience. Due to the overwhelmingly encouraging feedback, the book was also translated into English and carries the name "API Economy 101". But who are the authors behind the book? Let's get to know them!
June 16, 2019
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Did they get it right at Finavia API with 3 Scale?Did they get it right at Finavia API with 3 Scale?
One of the big launches in the Finnish API scene this autumn has been Finavia API. It offers an API for requesting Departures, Arrivals and Queue sizes from airports but how good is the developer experience?
May 5, 2019
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Commercializing technical architecture – case: DigitaliaCommercializing technical architecture – case: Digitalia
Technical architecture is not just a way to move information, but it should be an integral part of business strategy.
April 19, 2019
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Do we need API management?Do we need API management?
Many organizations don't know or think they need API management. Even more don't know which technology to choose. This 15 question survey helps you out.
December 20, 2018
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Why should you categorize your APIs?Why should you categorize your APIs?
API category cheat sheet helps you pick the right audience, business model and security for your API
November 20, 2018
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How to get more API users?How to get more API users?
Practical examples on how to get more customers and developers to find and use your API and convert into paying customers.
November 5, 2018
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What is an API? A product, service, integration, or something else?What is an API? A product, service, integration, or something else?
API can be any one of these things: Important feature of a tangible product, productized service, part of a digital or real-world service, customer-specific service, interface to resources, interface to platform (boundary resource), part of an integration. Did we forget something?
July 11, 2018
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