Warakorn - Fotolia
While developers might create and access APIs, they are not the only important people in an enterprise API deployment.
APIs are technically a way for one module to interact with another. They dictate what the interface for interaction looks like and what the interface is capable of doing. Ordinarily, you need developers to create or use that interface directly. However, the decision of which APIs to create or how to use them does not fall under the role of the developer.
Product managers, and other people in the enterprise, need to be API-literate. They need to understand the concepts of API development so they can talk with their developers and create the right strategies.
People with legacy backgrounds in the enterprise clearly understand how the enterprise operates today. They know, for instance, where data is stored and what business processes are involved. Creating an API deployment strategy without these people ignores the existing knowledge and understanding of the business, adding to the risk of these initiatives.
A better approach would be to educate people with legacy backgrounds on the world of APIs. This usually requires taking them out of their comfort zone and looking externally at the industry to see how they are used. This education can be coupled with the enterprise's objectives and its API deployment strategy.
Do you have a question for Tsahi Levent-Levi or any other experts? Ask your enterprise-specific questions today! (All questions are treated anonymously.)
How APIs add value to UC products
How to manage public and private APIs
API management, security boost revenue
Dig Deeper on Communication Integration with Enterprise Applications
Related Q&A from Tsahi Levent-Levi
CPaaS use cases change from industry to industry. In healthcare, better patient care and streamlined processes are the main focus for CPaaS ... Continue Reading
Instead of SMS two-factor authentication, some companies are switching to 2FA through messaging apps and social media platforms. Learn what's behind ... Continue Reading
Most embedded communications use cases focus on customer-facing interactions. Learn how to evaluate the use cases that would benefit from embedding ... Continue Reading
Have a question for an expert?
Please add a title for your question
Get answers from a TechTarget expert on whatever's puzzling you.