Mark O' Neill

Mark O' Neill is the co-founder and CTO at Vordel, now part of Axway. In his new role as VP Emerging Technology, he manages Axway’s Identity and API Management strategy. Vordel’s API Server enables enterprises to connect to Cloud and Mobile.

2015: The Tech Behind IoT Takes Centre Stage

The Internet of Things (IoT) is expected to generate revenue exceeding $300 billion, but whilst there has been much conversation around the devices and apps, there is little clarity on how businesses will monetise IoT or how they will manage and secure those applications, devices and data. Here are my predictions for 2015, which focus on the upcoming challenges of “BYOIoT” in the work ...

Managing Your APIs In 7 Easy Steps

With the explosion of social media, cloud computing and mobile devices, 2013 was the year of the Application Programming Interface (API). Last year we witnessed huge adoption rates and record breaking levels in investment. For example, APIs listed in the Programmable Web directory crossed 10,000 for the first time. Now that we are well into 2014, we are going to see a huge leap forward in how APIs...

API Market Consolidation

There has been a flurry of recent acquisitions in the API Management space, beginning with Axway’s acquisition of Vordel, at the end of 2012. More recently, Computer Associates acquired Layer 7, Intel acquired Mashery, and Mulesoft acquired ProgrammableWeb. Additionally, another API vendor, 3scale received significant funding. As CTO and Co-Founder of Vordel, now part of Axway, I believe this acti...

APIs: Powering The Internet Of Things

The term “Internet of Things” (IoT) was coined approximately 15 years ago by RFID technology pioneer Kevin Ashton and refers to how Internet traffic is increasingly based on a system-to-system or an application-to-application approach as opposed to involving humans. While we’re at the early stages of broad IoT implementation, engineers today are linking objects as diverse as smartphones, cars and ...

How APIs Are Becoming A Key Part Of Your Enterprise Engagement Strategy

Mobile and cloud computing have fundamentally changed the way we interact with the companies we do business with. Today’s consumer and business interactions span different applications, devices and network channels. Customers, partners and employees demand access to business services and data anytime, anywhere, on any device and from any source. APIs are the key to agile and consistent delivery of...