Successfully reported this slideshow.
We use your LinkedIn profile and activity data to personalize ads and to show you more relevant ads. You can change your ad preferences anytime.
Success with APIs
A Checklist
APIs have become essential to
success in the app economy
According to a recent survey of 1,442 IT and business
leaders by ...
The most successful digital
businesses understand the power of
APIs
2x more likely to leverage APIs for internal developme...
Why? The major drivers of API
programs are business, not technical
• Delivery of new/better customer experiences (85%)
• L...
Most agree on the top challenges,
but progress is slow
• “Critical to API Success”
• “Our Company Has Completed”
• Putting...
A focus on security and
infrastructure is critical
“It very difficult to be able to expose data via APIs to any
device unl...
These four areas with ten enabling
capabilities are critical to API success
• Tools/ processes to prioritize and track API...
Not all companies are at the same
level of API maturity across all four
areas
LIFECYCLE
SUPPORT
CORE
SECURITY
OPERATIONAL
...
Advanced API users are much more
likely to see significant benefits from
their investment
Delivery of new
& better custome...
Superior business performance
Compared to their peers with Limited API maturity, those in the Advanced group are several t...
How do you compare to your peers?
API Checklist for Success
Advanced API users are 2-3x more likely to have implemented th...
Putting the checklist to work
Want to learn how to improve your use of APIs and get
better results?
Download the report “A...
Upcoming SlideShare
Loading in …5
×

Success with APIs: A Checklist

5,858 views

Published on

APIs have become essential to success in the app economy. How does your use of APIs compare with other companies? According to a recent survey of 1,442 IT and business leaders by Freeform Dynamics, commissioned by CA Technologies, the most successful digital businesses are 2x more likely to leverage APIs for internal development and 2.8x more likely to use APIs to enable third party apps.

Download the report “APIs and the Digital Enterprise” here: http://cainc.to/M85rD1

Published in: Technology

Success with APIs: A Checklist

  1. 1. Success with APIs A Checklist
  2. 2. APIs have become essential to success in the app economy According to a recent survey of 1,442 IT and business leaders by Freeform Dynamics, commissioned by CA Technologies: • 76% of companies are leveraging APIs for mobile app development • 78% for web-based app development • 74% are opening access to APIs to outside developers and/or using external APIs in their own development.
  3. 3. The most successful digital businesses understand the power of APIs 2x more likely to leverage APIs for internal development 2.8x more likely to use APIs to enable third party apps “Things are changing fast. We are looking at exploiting APIs for both the company’s internal use as well as for our external customers.” – large U.S. Telecom
  4. 4. Why? The major drivers of API programs are business, not technical • Delivery of new/better customer experiences (85%) • Lowering IT-related costs and risks (85%) • Faster delivery of revenue-enhancing apps/application (84%) • Extending digital reach (84%)
  5. 5. Most agree on the top challenges, but progress is slow • “Critical to API Success” • “Our Company Has Completed” • Putting the right infrastructure/tools in place • 90% • 36% • Dealing with security and compliance challenges • 89% • 34% • Formulating a strategy and setting objectives • 89% • 40% • Acquiring the necessary skills within IT • 88% • 36% • Educating senior budget holder and securing funds • 87% • 31% • Recruiting a critical mass of developers into your API program • 85% • 28%
  6. 6. A focus on security and infrastructure is critical “It very difficult to be able to expose data via APIs to any device unless you can do so securely.” – large U.S. Telecom “We are now starting to investigate if we can expand the system to manage identities for APIs and data etc. as well as traditional ‘identities.’ ” – large U.S. bank As much as possible, we operate using the centrally defined systems, norms and standards for APIs.” – large European bank
  7. 7. These four areas with ten enabling capabilities are critical to API success • Tools/ processes to prioritize and track API investments • Coding standards to ensure inherent security of API-enabled systems • Tools/ processes to coordinate/manage API development/publication • Portal technology to enable API discovery and access by developers • Access and identity management tools to ensure secure access • Techniques to encrypt data where appropriate • Run-time platform(s) to support API growth and scalability • Run-time API gateway(s) to enhance performance and security • Tools to enable rapid identification and fixing of security issues • Monitoring tools to enable rapid response to performance issues LIFECYCLE SUPPORT CORE SECURITY OPERATIONAL MANAGEMENT RUN-TIME ENVIRONMENT
  8. 8. Not all companies are at the same level of API maturity across all four areas LIFECYCLE SUPPORT CORE SECURITY OPERATIONAL MANAGEMENT RUN-TIME ENVIRONMENT API Capability Index Advanced Basic Limited CAPABILITY GROUPS 313 respondents 305 respondents 302 respondents
  9. 9. Advanced API users are much more likely to see significant benefits from their investment Delivery of new & better customer experiences Faster delivery of revenue-enhancing apps/applications Exploration of new business models Leveraging 3rd party developer innovation Streamlining your supply and demand chains Lowering of IT related costs and risks 59% 43% 26% Advanced Basic Limited 61% 49% 23% Advanced Basic Limited 59% 39% 21% Advanced Basic Limited 60% 43% 22% Advanced Basic Limited 65% 41% 25% Advanced Basic Limited 55% 38% 19% Advanced Basic Limited Operational efficiency Competitive advantage Digital disruption Percent reporting significant benefit
  10. 10. Superior business performance Compared to their peers with Limited API maturity, those in the Advanced group are several times more likely to be seeing significant benefit in key areas: 2.3x Lowering of IT costs and risks 2.7x Streamlining supply or demand chains 2.7x Delivery of revenue enhancing software 2.6x Delivering better customer experiences 2.8x Exploration of new business models 2.9x Leveraging 3rd party developer innovation Operational efficiency Competitive advantage Digital disruption
  11. 11. How do you compare to your peers? API Checklist for Success Advanced API users are 2-3x more likely to have implemented these steps. Assessment, strategy and planning  Define the value of APIs in business terms  Formulate a strategy and set objectives  Educate senior budget holders and secure funds Preparation and enablement  Acquire the necessary skills within IT  Find the right suppliers to provide skills & advice  Put the right infrastructure and tooling in place Community outreach and engagement  Define a developer community support program  Recruit developers into your API program Risk management measures  Deal with security and compliance challenges
  12. 12. Putting the checklist to work Want to learn how to improve your use of APIs and get better results? Download the report “APIs and the Digital Enterprise” • Download Now • © 2016 CA Technologies • Research from a global digital transformation study, Freeform Dynamics and CA Technologies, 2015

×