November 2007: Itís all about Data Access
Quote of the Month
“StrikeIron is worth knowing about in its own
right: it lets users access Web services including
global address verification and corrections;
consumer and business data lookups using D&B
and Gale Group data; telephone verification,
appends and reverse appends; geocoding and
distance calculations; Mapquest mapping and
directions; name/address parsing; sales tax
lookups; local weather forecasts; securities
prices; real-time fraud detection; and message
delivery for text (SMS) and voice (IVR).
Everything is priced on a per use basis. This
opens up all sorts of interesting possibilities."
What's New in Web Services?
StrikeIron in the News:
We are close to wrapping up another year at StrikeIron and it sure has been a great one for us and our customers. We have launched several exciting new Web services throughout the year such as the various Mapquest services, D&B services, Gale Group services, Midnight Trader and many more exciting data sources providing easy-to-integrate real-time data into any application, Web site, or device. In addition, we have also enhanced many of our traditional Web services such as integratable SMS, address verification, email verification, reverse telephone and address lookups and many more as well, increasing their capabilities.
We have completed several integrations into leading platforms such as Salesforce.com, Microsoft CRM, IBM's QEDWiki platform, and Microsoft Office platforms such as Excel and Outlook.
This year we also launched our developer community providing additional support to all of our integration partners and developers who are building and showcasing commercial applications on top of our Web services. This is just the beginning of what we have planned for developer and partner support.
We also have made tremendous investments in our core infrastructure increasing our capacity, performance, and increasing other reliability and throughput metrics that we monitor by the hour. This includes many upgrades to our automated business process capabilities such as our monthly billing cycles, service response messages, and additional online user support.
So even with all of these great accomplishments this past year, with all we have planned for 2008 and beyond we still feel like we are just getting started. We have several exciting innovations scheduled for early 2008 and we look forward to continue to reduce the information technology complexity for all of our customers while simultaneously providing all sorts of new capabilities, and therefore opportunities, to your doorstep.
What's New at StrikeIron?
StrikeIron Survey Confirms
Need for eCommerce Sites to Improve Data
Apatar to add data
quality capabilities to Apatar Open Source Data
What's New in Web Services?
Gale Group Web
Domain Business Intelligence
StrikeIron in the News
Low Cost CDI from
Infosolve, Pentaho and StrikeIron
Data as Service sees Record 2007