There are numerous benefits to having an API (application program interface) strategy. Launching APIs can help businesses expose data that they wish to make available to the outside world or to select business partners. APIs can be used to rapidly construct applications, and can provide a powerful means to market a company’s product and to help carve out new market opportunities. Once APIs are established, they can be used to drive brand awareness and increase profit. This gives organizations the ability to realize new business value by leveraging existing resources in new ways.
Even if your company isn’t considering implementing an API strategy, your competitors are, so it’s important to look at APIs as an option.
Sirius is helping our clients create enterprise-grade API strategies and frameworks for connecting applications to each other and to the outside world. Consultants from our Business Agility team can provide your enterprise with IBM API Connect technology, and by integrating API Connect with IBM’s Bluemix platform, can help you manage APIs within a hybrid platform.
IBM API Connect was recently named a leader in the Forrester Wave report: API Management Solutions, Q4 2016. For more information about our API solutions, contact us today. And check out these tips from IBM API Connect before you launch your API strategy.