There aren't many, if any, software professionals out there today who would discount the importance of APIs and API management. And many of those same software professionals will tell you that APIs have been important for a long time. But talk about their importance has shifted from being a conversation held in tucked-away IT offices to a topic discussed at business strategy meetings among C-level execs. And more and more vendors are pushing API management services as a critical part of staying competitive.
As such, the burden is on software teams to create an API management strategy that not only keeps applications and services running smoothly, but allows the business to find new revenue streams and opportunities for growth, including turning the APIs themselves into assets the business can market and make money from. This may also mean leveraging API management services, a marketplace that is experiencing significant transformation due to vendor acquisitions and changes in strategy.
This guide will walk you through some of the mindsets and strategies behind API management services that not only efficiently maintain APIs, but turn those APIs into a source of value for the company rather than a management burden. It will also take a look at some of the shifts in the API management services market that indicate a change in thinking around APIs by certain companies.
1Creating API strategies-
API management services: Getting started
API management strategies are a hot topic right now. But do you really need one? And what does it take to create an API management strategy that actually turns APIs into a business asset rather than a management burden? These articles will help you find out.
APIs are enjoying a ubiquitous lifestyle and becoming the main entryway to the digital business. Continue Reading
Leveraging API management services
Part of API management means possibly developing and versioning your own APIs. While there are lots of tools, organizations need to be aware of hidden complexities created by both technology and people processes. These articles will help shed light on some specific areas teams should focus on when it comes to working with API management services.
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3API management vendors-
API management services: Looking at providers
Acquisitions of API management providers by large companies such as Google have not just shaken up the market -- they say something about the importance of API management. These articles provide a look at the Google acquisition of Apigee and what these types of acquisitions mean for the market and for those who rely heavily on API management.
By acquiring Apigee's API platform, Google can augment its infrastructure-as-a-service offering, add enterprise mobility connections and tap into Apigee's solid customer base. Continue Reading
Google API management tools get a major upgrade with Apigee to support designing and maintaining APIs to fit enterprise needs -- plus the chance to one-up market leader AWS. Continue Reading
4API: What's the lingo?-
API management services terms
This glossary section delves into common terms that are used in API management services. Check out the list.