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APIs are increasingly being used as a strategic asset in digital business, but there is still a lot of scope for improvement in terms of the realization of positive business outcomes from enterprise API initiatives.


  • API initiatives can quickly go off track due to the lack of effective business/IT collaboration and appropriate governance mechanisms.

Features and Benefits

  • Gain insight into key aspects that should be considered while implementing an enterprise API initiative.
  • Understand the benefits of API- and design-first principles when applied to enterprise API initiatives.

Key questions answered

  • How can API design be aligned with user and use-case requirements?
  • Which factors should be considered for designing and implementing the APIs involved in digital business initiatives?

Table of contents


  • Catalyst
  • Ovum view
  • Key messages


  • Recommendations for enterprises

IT leaders should clearly articulate the what, how, and why of an enterprise API initiative

  • The design and implementation imperatives for a successful enterprise API initiative

API management is expanding into apiPaaS offering a unified platform for API creation and lifecycle and operations management

  • Fostering a design-first business-centric approach to enterprise API initiatives


  • Methodology
  • Further reading
  • Author

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