Mobile apps, Cloud services and the Internet of Things are changing the way organisations deliver applications, and APIs are central to this change
CA Technologies recently hosted an Application Programming Interface (API) Academy event in Dubai to help organisations deliver more confidently and quickly the Cloud, mobile and composite applications that run today’s business services.
This inaugural, half-day API Academy provided the education that enterprise architects, software development managers, security managers across enterprise organizations in the region need to build better APIs and execute on their broader API strategies.
Explosive growth in mobile apps, Cloud services, developer communities and the Internet of Things is driving organisations to open up valuable data through APIs. These APIs allow organisations to open their backend data for reuse in new application services, specify how different software components interact and enable data to be shared between these components. Exposing data and application functionality to external users, apps and machines in this way potentially opens new routes to market and revenue streams.
“Mobile apps, Cloud services and the Internet of Things are changing the way organisations deliver applications, and APIs are central to this change. The API Academy workshop is a golden opportunity for enterprises to learn how to securely expose and manage information assets and ensure they are supporting business goals and objectives through their API strategy,” says Ronnie Mitra, director of API Design, API Academy and API consultant at CA Technologies. “Building great APIs is about more than just design; it requires detailed, thoughtful execution. CA Technologies helps organizations meet their business requirements, and ensure their strategy is flexible enough to meet the diverse needs of developers in order to more easily implement enterprise solutions and services.”
Mitra and other CA Technologies experts examined the key elements necessary for a successful API implementation strategy, in the finance, telco, Government and other vertical sectors. API implementation helps organizations alight their unique business goals across multiple platforms, including web, mobile and cloud, as well as improve API design, implementation and management for added security and reliability.