Techcrunch:

There is obviously a growing market related to moving traditional on-premises enterprise software to the cloud, but what you might not know is that beyond that group of products, there is a whole other category of services being developed to support those top-level companies, whether that’s security, authentication, monitoring, back up or billing and customer retention.

And what’s interesting is that these services would very likely never have existed if the first wave hadn’t developed a set of open APIs.

Shad, my boss:

“There will always be gaps in how systems integrate, filling those gaps in a repeatable yet flexible way has given us a strategic opportunity,”

And that’s exactly what we’re working on.