TECH BUYER Jul 2022 - IDC TechBrief - Doc # US45898020

IDC TechBrief: API Management — A Foundational Technology in the Future of Industry Ecosystems

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Shari Lava
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This IDC TechBrief discusses API management tools and why they are being adopted for both internal, customer-facing and industry ecosystem use cases. It provides an overview of the technology, adoption views, metrics, risks, and critical success factors in adopting these technologies.

According to Shari Lava, research director, Automation at IDC, "API management tools are a key building to enabling automation across the enterprise and beyond. Many of the tools deployed today are point solutions hastily implemented because of an immediate technology need versus a proactive tool that does as much to support enablement as it does governance. The growing use of APIs in businesses and their ecosystems will only sprawl when it is unmanaged and ungoverned, so the focus needs to be on how to enable securely versus limited usage."


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