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IT Strategy and Innovation: Unlocking Digital Transformation Opportunities with APIs That Mean Business

出版商 IDC 商品編碼 336573
出版日期 內容資訊 英文 11 Pages
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IT策略和改革:商務API的數位轉換機會的解放 IT Strategy and Innovation: Unlocking Digital Transformation Opportunities with APIs That Mean Business
出版日期: 2015年07月29日 內容資訊: 英文 11 Pages





  • IT執行程式調查的議程


  • API演進的歷史
  • API的商務
  • API的價值的流程
  • 商務支援API策略的建立
  • 資產和觀眾的設定
  • 目標與方法定義
  • API的商業化
  • 管治和基礎設施




Product Code: 258057

This IDC study is an introduction to the use of business-enabling APIs to create new product and service revenue opportunities, grow customer bases, and rapidly scale product development capabilities. It is designed to help CIOs and LOB technology executives understand different types of APIs, how APIs can be used to monetize business assets, and what key components are needed in a strategy to leverage APIs. Business-enabling APIs - the subject of this study - can take many forms, ranging from enabling organizations to unlock and syndicate content and service assets, add digital extensions to physical products, and transform and add value to data and information from external sources to also being used for inbound/outbound ecosystem intelligence and communications in the innovation and development of products. APIs have been an essential part of the IT toolkit for some time, and most IT organizations use them for integration of enterprise applications, but a growing number of organizations are realizing that APIs can serve broader business purposes including enabling new and digitally transformed products and services that generate revenue.

"The unfolding era of digital transformation will require organizations to meet rapidly changing product, service, and experience needs and opportunities with suppliers, partners, and customers, and business-enabling APIs are a key component in achieving that aim," says Marc Strohlein, adjunct research advisor with IDC's Research Network.

Table of Contents

IDC Opinion

In This Study

  • IT Executive Program Research Agenda

Situation Overview

  • A Brief History of the Evolution of APIs
  • The Business of APIs
  • Understanding API Value Streams
  • Building a Business-Enabling API Strategy
  • Identifying Assets and Audiences
  • Defining Goals and Approaches
  • Monetization of APIs
  • Governance and Infrastructure

Future Outlook

Essential Guidance

  • Immediately
  • Next 12 Months
  • 12-24 Months

Learn More

  • Related Research
  • Synopsis

List of Tables

  • Table: Typical API Value Stream
  • Table: Leveraging APIs For Business Value

List of Figures

  • Figure: IT Executive Program Research Agenda Themes
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