How to Build a Successful API Strategy

The explosion of software-driven applications, the rise of the Internet of Things, consumer demands, and the need to connect new technologies to existing systems has led to what has been termed “the API economy.” These factors are all contributing to an extraordinary amount of growth in APIs. And there’s no question that APIs provide businesses much more flexibility and agility than the old-fashioned custom integrations businesses have used in the past to connect systems together. Speed, agility, and flexibility have become increasingly important as systems, applications, and data are added to existing enterprise architecture at a rapid pace.

When thinking about developing your API strategy, there are considerations you need to take into account as you begin, both as a consumer and provider of APIs. The business needs to think about API governance; who controls the development, maintenance, and life cycle of APIs; and whether the right tools are in place to manage API consumption and delivery.

Providers of APIs also need to consider making sure the right users have access to APIs and that the business has visibility into who is consuming the APIs; ensuring APIs’ availability; and planning for API capacity.

MuleSoft is hosting a webinar, “So You Want to Set Up an API Strategy: Now What?” which will address these questions in-depth and more.  Attendees will get a look at the key questions they need to consider as they begin to develop their API strategies and a look at the product capabilities MuleSoft provides to make that journey easy.

The webinar will be presented by:

  • Julie Craig, Research Director, Application Management, EMA. Julie has over 20 years of deep and broad experience in software engineering, IT infrastructure and Integration engineering, and enterprise management. Her experience with commercial software companies included development of communications interfaces and management of programming teams.
  • Reza Shafii, Senior Director of Product Management, MuleSoft. Reza is a seasoned technology professional with experience in software development, consulting, architecture, and product management. He possesses an in-depth understanding of software development and IT enterprise architecture. Areas of specialty include application integration, API management, Platform as a Service (PaaS), application servers, and in-memory data grids.

The webinar will take place on April 30, 2014, at 10 AM Pacific. Register here to get access and we’ll see you there!

Be sure to read the next API Strategy article: Why Not To Overlook API Planning And What To Do About It