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IT efficiency is critical in the enterprise. But, what does IT efficiency mean? And how can you increase IT efficiency?
That's what we break down in this blog.
IT efficiency is the process of increasing productivity through automation. The goal of IT efficiency is to increase ROI in the enterprise.
One key area to examine when it comes to IT efficiency is your APIs.
IT efficiency is important because it impacts your ability to deliver quality to your customers.
This is particularly true when it comes to managing enterprise APIs.
Even if your organization only uses a handful of APIs at the moment, that is likely to change over time. The API channel is rapidly becoming the main outlet through which businesses are reaching their customers and partners. As a result, enterprises are seeing a rapid growth in their API products — and a higher cadence of API product updates.
While that success, in itself, is great news, it also brings about challenges and concerns.
So, how will you keep everything in check — and manage IT efficiency? After all, APIs are not just interface definitions. They may actually provide access to valuable enterprise resources. And they must be configured properly — preferably with a level of consistency across the enterprise to allow more effective review and runtime monitoring.
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The best way to increase IT efficiency is through your API strategy.
Watch the webinar below to learn more about increasing your IT efficiency by managing APIs. Or keep reading for a recap.
Consider the following aspects of your APIs:
To ensure IT efficiency, you need to make it easier for a developer to use or consume the API.
Next, you'll need to identify the keys to your IT efficiency objectives. What's driving API adoption for your business? How will that impact IT efficiency?
The illustration below shows how to do this.
The only way you can achieve IT efficiency is through automation.
Look for common tasks, steps, or elements. Capture those into automated configurations, such as templates and policies. You can ensure consistency by applying configurations across collections of similar APIs. For example, APIs that are classified as “critical” will automatically have a specific set of policies applied.
By doing this, you enable repeatability, accelerate speed, and ensure compliance.
APIs are the key to increasing IT efficiency. And with the Akana API platform, you can easily add automation and increase IT efficiency for your business.
With Akana, you can:
Automating the API product delivery process is key. This reduces the amount of manual configuration, which is bound to increase delivery speed while ensuring quality and consistency. Akana can integrate into your CI/CD environment, including with test automation.
By using Akana to manage your APIs, you can increase IT efficiency and API ROI.
That's because Akana delivers:
So, how does your API strategy measure up? And how much value can you create by using Akana to drive IT efficiency? Find out using our interactive API performance indicators tool.
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