There’s nothing quite as adventurous in all of IT as spending months building an application that depends on a third-party API for its success. For the most part, developers usually don’t know for sure how much stress the IT infrastructure supporting any given API can stand. If their application is wildly successful, it could suddenly slow to a crawl when that third-party API gets overwhelmed by requests.
API management platforms and API integration providers can look to leading mobile solutions provider Good Technology to learn how to work with risk-averse enterprises when developing an API strategy. Good Technology – which provides the Good Technology DocuSign Integration mashup - has made its’ embedded security provisions a standard feature across the company’s Good Dynamics Network.
One of the more interesting APIs added here recently comes from BT, British Telecom. It's not so much a single API but a set of early beta APIs code-named Web21C, part of their larger £10 billion 21st century network initiative called 21CN, an IP-based, multi-service network.