Announcement: April 24, 2013Service Announcement DescriptionIBM Global Business Services (GBS) is announcing consulting services available for API Centric Architecture Assessment and determination of an API Centric Roadmap.Value PropositionIBM GBS will lead clients in driving the current market demands and challenges in deploying a strategy and roadmap for an API Centric program within their enterprise and external partners thereby creating a path towards generating API capabilitiesWe will lead clients in quickly getting and API roadmap in place by assessing the correct and optimal path for them to follow.OfferingToday, companies are creating value with speed and scale using Application Programming Interfaces (APIs). APIs are now the public persona for enterprises. APIs expose a company’s business assets, data or services for public or private consumption and are expanding and changing Business strategy, IT strategy and IT implementation.An API Architecture expands and modifies existing architectures for controlled, scalable exposure of APIs and supports both known and unforeseen future requirementsTherefore, an API Strategy is imperative and is needed to be understood for enabling new business initiatives. These initiatives are driven by business strategies and customer demands for enterprises entering into new markets or creating additional value in existing markets. An API Strategy and Architecture is critical for enabling cloud based business models and supporting rapid/agile development of mobile and non-mobile applications.The API Centric Assessment and Roadmap offering is a prescriptive analysis for both Business and IT, which guides and helps determine the deployment and management of an API Centric Architecture and Roadmap for enterprises, in support of their business objectives. Offering Assessment ProcessIt is a methodical process of evaluating the existing API Centric Architecture of an organizationAssessment is made to determine the degree of alignment of existing API strategy with the business strategy, objectives, and needs along with technical architecture & capabilitiesThe establishment of a roadmap for the adoption and management of APIs are core outputs of the assessment DeliverablesAn API Architecture Baseline AssessmentAn API Management and Governance ModelAPI CapabilitiesAPI Transition PlanExecutive Briefing PackageCompetitive differentiationIBM Global Business Services delivers people, solutions, and technology that empower business transformation and competitive advantage. Our established methodologies, pre-built assets, and flexible engagement models accelerate agility while guiding you, one project at a time during your solution lifecycle, to meet your business and IT objectives. GBS has unparalleled expertise in consulting services tied to emerging technologies.Duration:Typical duration is 6 to 9 weeksContact:For additional information or to contact a representative from IBM Global Business Services, Application Innovation Services, Cloud Center of CompetencyService Announcement DescriptionIBM Software Services for WebSphere is announcing software services available for IBM API Management.Associated ProductsIBM API Management that includes WebSphere DataPower V6 and WebSphere Cast Iron Cloud IntegrationValue PropositionISSW will lead clients in adopting API management using IBM products.The client maybe an existing client of WebSphere DataPower and adding API Management to an existing WDP installation or new to API Management and DataPower.We will lead clients in quickly getting API management operational with APIs exposed to their internal or external developers.CapabilitiesOur capabilities are available for either the on-premise or Cloud/SaaS form factor.Install, configure, test, and validate IBM API Management environments and ensure production readiness.ISSW can quickly get API management on-premise ready for use using the managed install with multiple VMs. ISSW can establish processes for setting up additional environments. ISSW can establish or review processes for production deployment and operationsDesign, proxy, manage, secure, scale, and analyze your APIsISSW can design and document your APIs using best practices for REST, JSON, and XML.ISSW can setup API management proxies for your APIs.ISSW can secure your APIs including use of app Ids, Oauth, basic authentication, etc.ISSW can design and implement best practices for scalability including cachingISSW can setup analytics for reports on API usage.Assemble new APIs from existing on-premise and cloud resources ISSW can assembly APIs from a variety of resources (using either API management assembly or Cast Iron Cloud Integration or existing ESB capabilities)ISSW can apply best practices to ensure performance objectives are meetISSW can design and implement robust error handlingConstruct your developer portal and socialize your APIs ISSW can work with your designers or provide IBM designers to design and implement your developer portalISSW can assist in setting up common social networking and forums to reach targeted developer communitiesISSW can facilitate having your APIs included in IBM’s API and Mobile marketplaceTransfer API management expertise to your teamISSW thru mentoring, documentation, and best practices transfer expertise to your team enabling your team to complete, expand, and maintain your API solution.Competitive differentiationIBM Software Services for WebSphere (Lab Services) delivers people, solutions, and technology that empower business transformation and competitive advantage. Our established methodologies, pre-built assets, and flexible engagement models accelerate agility while guiding you, one project at a time during your solution lifecycle, to meet your business and IT objectives. ISSW has unparalleled expertise in WebSphere and emerging technologies.Duration:Typical duration is 6 to 12 weeks to establish a production Beta site for APIsContact:For additional information or to contact a Software Services Client Partner, visit: ibm.com/websphere/serviceszone/
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