APIs lower the barriers for parties to digitally connect with your company, whether they are partners, customers or even your employees themselves. APIs provide an open and standardized mechanism to connect your company to the internet and the digital economy. As such it serves a similar purpose as a power socket to your home’s electrical network.
APIs provide modern building blocks for connected IT-architectures. They come out-of-the-box with some applications or can be exposed using Hybrid Integration Platforms (HIPs) if not. Providing an API is only the first step to connect heterogeneous IT-systems. You also need a HIP to build, manage and monitor all the different interfaces between your APIs and realize a truly connected company.
To manage and monitor your APIs themselves, an API management solution comes as an integral part of a HIP. It provides security, tracing, auditing, governance, discoverability and much more. As such, it’s an indispensable cornerstone in your IT-architecture, to become a leader in the digital economy.
Need guidance to the world of API Management and Hybrid Integration Platforms?
The i8c (Integr8 Consulting) group is a Belgian system integrator, specialized in the design, build and support of Hybrid Integration Platforms and API Management solutions. We provide vendor independent, quality services to customers in all sectors, guiding them on their API Maturity journey. Our team exists out of more than 100 local consultants, working for i8c or one of its competence centers:
- Archers: analysis and architecture
- Integration Designers: IBM technology
- team: Microsoft technology
- i8c Cloud Native: serverless, AWS and Kubernetes technology
With over 15 years of experience in the HIP-domain, we can help you select the right API Management solution for your company and unlock its full potential.
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If you would like to know more about our services, customer cases or Hybrid Integration and API Management Platforms in general, don’t hesitate to request a one-to-one meeting with one of our experts, attend one of our talks or visit our website: https://www.i8c.be.