Citizen expectations are changing, and governments are challenged to react: citizens expect services to be easily accessible, fast and error-free, and tuned for a personal experience.
These changes are driven by the Mobile and Social innovations forcing governments to transform: “Social” creates the need to increased responsiveness, “Mobile” creates the need to innovate, “Analytics” provides the opportunity to become “smart”, “Cloud” provides the opportunity for cost reduction and agility & “Security” creates the need for cyber defense, privacy legislation and agile policy execution.
As technology is changing faster than what the legislative authorities can handle, governments face some key issues:
To set up an API strategy, governments need to follow some key steps.
Those steps are a common pattern across all industries – identify the API Landscape for your industry. You can find scenarios here: https://developer.ibm.com/apiconnect/2015/11/01/api-use-cases-for-every-industry/ In order to manage those scenarios companies like Gartner highlight that API programs cannot run effectively without a full life cycle API management. Having the right API management tool is crucial for managing API complexity (See latest Gartner Magic Quadrant for Full Lifecycle API Management which you can download from here https://www.ibm.com/account/reg/at-en/subscribe?formid=urx-40972
IBM can help in all of those phases along with providing an API platform which will be effectively supporting all types of customers in their digital transformation and the set up of their API eco-system.
IBM API Connect was introduced in 2012 and since 2015 Gartner recognized it as a leader in their Magic Quadrant. IBM API Connect has maintained a position as a Leader through every subsequent evaluation including the most recent report issued this year (linked to be included below)
Access the report to read an independent analysis of key API differentiators and industry benchmarks and learn how a full lifecycle API management solution allows you to secure and manage your entire API ecosystem across multiple clouds.
Peter Brabec API economy leader IBM Europe
Peter Brabec the API Economy Leader in Europe and has experience over API projects implementation all over Europe and in the Benelux....He will be presenting during the API summit how APIs can unlock further economy agility and how they are embedded in the bigger picture of integration development using cloud native architectures.