Vordel Survey Finds Half of Enterprises Are Adopting APIs to Build Out New Business Channels
Research also reveals 25% of these APIs are for Mobile Applications
Boston, MA - May 22, 2012
- Vordel, a provider of Application Gateways for Cloud, Mobile and SOA computing, today announced the findings of its recent Application Programming Interface (API) poll. The poll conducted during Vordel's recent webinar on architecting the delivery platform for the API economy, revealed that half of the enterprises polled are adopting APIs to build out new business channels. Additionally, the survey revealed a quarter of the respondents polled are adopting APIs to roll out mobile applications; with the remaining quarter of respondents leveraging APIs for other unidentified purposes or to build a developer community.
The research also revealed that three quarters of the organizations polled appointed IT managers and enterprise architects to oversee their API strategy. Companies and consumers around the world are being wired together via APIs and according to Forrester Research, "Every enterprise with an Internet presence has opportunities to expose web-based application programming interfaces (APIs) to third-party access, unlocking value in data and services that would otherwise be hidden behind monolithic legacy systems."
"Our research shows enterprises are increasingly leveraging APIs to build out new business channels," said Hugh Carroll, VP Marketing for Vordel. "With today's tight budgets, Vordel recommends those responsible for overseeing the use of APIs in their businesses, should fully understand how to leverage their existing investments in SOA Application Gateways to ensure their organization efficiently delivers on its enterprise API strategy." 1
The webinar with Randy Heffner identified several simple practices that enterprise architects and IT managers can follow to ensure they are meeting the enterprise API delivery schedule. These practices include:
- Identifying a best practice reference architecture for API Delivery
- Learning how to leverage existing SOA infrastructure to manage API delivery
- Identifying challenges for securing and managing API delivery
Vordel links all enterprise applications, users, and devices across Cloud, mobile, and on-premise environments. Vordel Application Gateway provides integration, security, governance, and acceleration for enterprise applications and APIs. Fortune 5000 enterprises and government agencies use Vordel to extend their enterprise applications and SOA infrastructure beyond the perimeter to enable Cloud based services and mobile computing. Vordel makes it possible to deliver and consume "Applications Anywhere" with IT's existing applications and infrastructure, without costly upgrades and rewrites.
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Vordel's API Poll
On March 22nd 2012, Vordel with guest speaker, Randy Heffner, Vice President and Principal Analyst with Forrester Research, Inc. hosted a webinar focusing on the evolution from SOA to API and outlining how to leverage Application Gateways as a critical part of the foundation delivery platform for the rapidly emerging enterprise API economy. The webinar was attended by more than 100 participants who were polled for their response to several questions.
Hugh Carroll, Vordel
1 Forrester Report: "Protecting Enterprise APIs With A Light Touch" July 2011
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