Powering interactions via apps requires a new architecture. Companies today seek to leverage the latest forms of mobile and rich-client engagement to build new experiences. In recent years, apps have transformed from the means of content access and data entry to being the primary channels of interaction between a company and its customers and employees.
Application Programming Interfaces (APIs) are the foundation on which the digital economy is built. This ebook demystifies APIs, going beyond the acronym to help you understand their strategic significance, as well as providing insight into how they can help your business. Learn to use APIs as the foundation for your digital business platform, meet rising customer expectations across multiple channelsand spur innovation, both internally and externally.
These days, technology leaders are asked to do more and move faster. But they usually aren’t given any more budget to meet the demands of a fast evolving, agile, responsive enterprise. Winning in today’s environment requires more intelligent ways to achieve our goals; this, in turn, requires finding ways to remove unnecessary spend from our budgets, and freeing more dollars for innovation.
Many developers and architects see APIs as an evolution and continuation of the integration-based architectures that have long been in use within enterprise IT. However, this is a limited view that misses the larger realization that APIs have become a foundational technology for the development of robust and scalable enterprise applications.
With the explosive growth in API use in every sector, business unit leaders at enterprises that are undergoing digital transformations are calling upon their chief security officers and chief information security officers to ensure the security of APIs.
Security must be built into the APIs themselves. But that’s not enough. Threat protection, identity services, infrastructure security, and compliance also must be top of mind. This eBook provides a framework to help CSOs and CISOs consider API security.
The focal point of computing power is shifting from the server room to the mobile device. This presents businesses with the opportunity—and the imperative—to develop new experiences that are specifically crafted for tablets or smartphones. We call it digital transformation: the evolution businesses go through to add a digital dimension to the experiences of their customers, employees, and partners.
Wherever your business is on the path to digital transformation, this eBook outlines strategies you can follow and real steps you can take to prepare for the future.