Now Tech: API Strategy and Delivery Service Providers, Q1 2018
Forrester cites Torry Harris Business Solutions as an API vendor, with capability in all four functionality segments: API Business Strategy, API Program Strategy, API Platform Strategy, and API Managed Operations.
Now Tech: Integration Strategy and Delivery Service Providers, Q1 2018
Forrester cites THBS as an Integration vendor with a broad breadth of integration focus. Its primary Integration functionality segments have been noted as: Integration program strategy, Integration architecture strategy, and Integration managed operations.
Gartner Magic Quadrant for Application Services Governance
THBS has been positioned as a ‘Challenger’ in Gartner’s 2015 Magic Quadrant for Application Services Governance. This Gartner Magic Quadrant evaluates parameters such as the vendor’s ability to execute and the completeness of vision.
Forrester Vendor Landscape: IoT Professional Services
Forrester cites Torry Harris Business Solutions (THBS) in its report – “Vendor Landscape: IoT Professional Services.” This report segments the landscape of services firms, based on functional capabilities to help enterprises deploy IoT-enabled processes.
Gartner’s Hype Cycle for Enterprise Architecture, 2017
THBS is cited as a reference vendor for Software-Defined Architecture (SDA) in this research. The report advises Insurance CIOs to “Implement an SDAS mediation layer today using technologies such as API managers, API gateways and SOA governance platforms.”
API enablement as a means of transformation for the digital future
The Schneider–THBS engagement is notable for the sheer scale of the transformation initiative, the highly complex nature of the requirements, and the massive amount of legacy systems that needed to be “brought into the fold.”
Torry Harris enabled a large telecom operator in an emerging market to garner 46% market share through their Mobile Financial Services offerings, by API-enabling the carrier’s internal IT real-estate and building the transaction gateway for third party collaboration.
THBS developed turn-key mobile applications to deliver e-Government citizen services that would help increase transparency in Government decisions and ease the adoption among citizens, to give a location-independent, “connected government.”
An untapped treasure for CSPs – B2B2C digital enablement of platform partners
CSPs have traditionally focused on directly wooing the retail consumer. An alternative has been - to create communities consuming related artefacts, operating under the CSP’s network in a platform model.
Winning in the Digital Economy means moving from Digital Silos to establishing your “Business as a Platform” using APIs. Leveraging your business as a platform opens up huge revenue opportunities by allowing your IT backbone to be monetized using APIs.
The telecommunication industry may seem like a giant making easy money, too big to be bothered by their modern rivals. The traditional Telcos have approximately five billion customers worldwide, equating to 70% of the world population (Mogg, Dahlke, Wimmer, & Hoffmann, 2012).
This methodology of design is very different from designing to certain specifications handed to you. Here, you literally spend time in the end-user environment, understanding and relating to how and why the end-user would need your product/process/service.