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December 2018, Vol. 1, No. 5

API integration becomes an enterprise priority

More organizations are looking for strategies that enable faster -- and cheaper -- connections between internal and external multi-cloud, hybrid cloud and on-premises application environments. Experts say API integration and event-driven integration will play a key part in those evolving strategies. Widespread adoption of cloud and mobile applications creates an urgent need to connect standalone applications and services. APIs come in handy here, as each API provides code that enables communication between software programs. API integration is one way to connect internal enterprise cloud, mobile and on-premises applications, as well as with partners' and customers' application environments. Investments in integration technology platforms, which include software licensing, maintenance and cloud services subscriptions, reached $12 billion in 2017. This marks a double-digit growth spurt from the previous year, said Massimo Pezzini, a research fellow at Gartner. By 2022, revenue is predicted to hit $19 billion. The fastest-growing ...

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