Mature IT organizations are composable and traceable in nature meaning they build an integration asset once and enable its reuse across other projects with tools and processes to govern the breadth of use. Organizations with a composable mindset, architecture, and technologies are more agile, scalable, and innovative, which means they can capitalize on the ever-shifting values of customers or changes in the market. MuleSoft customers embody IT maturity by embracing composability. With Anypoint Platform and an API-led approach, MuleSoft customers deliver digital capabilities faster. This report gives insight into the IT maturity of enterprises, shows how MuleSoft enables advanced maturity, and provides recommendations across various factors to develop your business into a mature, composable enterprise.
API strategy blueprint
This blueprint won’t cover all the activities involved in developing an agile digital architecture. Nor will it touch on every bullet point across the blueprint in detail. Rather, the blueprint will focus on the most critical action items to develop an API strategy. While there are four distinct stages, some activities will overlap. For example, as you engage with members of your ecosystem in one part of your digital strategy, other areas of this strategy may still be evolving in response to new customer demands or the latest market conditions. Based on MuleSoft’s experience with more than 1,000 enterprise customers and ProgrammableWeb’s history chronicling the successes and failures of the API economy, this whitepaper provides you with a blueprint to developing your API strategy.
Establish a digital strategy
Establishing your digital strategy is the one stage in the API strategy blueprint that’s critical to the success of the rest. While the strategy will morph over time, it will serve as your north star for the other three stages. Without a well-defined and executive-backed digital strategy, it will be nearly impossible to create a thriving API ecosystem. While you may be looking to engage external partners and customers, remember to focus on your internal API ecosystem first. By developing APIs internally, businesses reduce the limitations from their legacy systems transforming how they deliver digital products, services, and business capabilities.
How Automation Can Help
By adopting a multi-faceted automation strategy, organizations can democratize innovation and reduce the IT team’s time spent on business team requests with the system, process, and human task automation. This strategy enables business users to address their needs with easy-to-use tools that only require governance from the IT team rather than create solutions from scratch. Since IT teams can govern all business-developed automations from a centralized location, they can quickly ensure that all automation projects are secure and in line with the organization’s governance standards.
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