During Gartner’s recent IAM conference, I noticed an emerging conversation around the issues of API usage at the enterprise level. Enterprise adoption of APIs is viewed as an inevitable consequence of the ongoing digital transformation many IT professionals are managing.
API stands for Application Programming Interface and they help developers create applications that communicate easily with other applications and services. APIs are the backbone of any application ecosystem, which are a huge part of the trend towards digital transformation. All of those applications talking to one another are generating a huge amount of user data that enterprise companies need to be prepared to manage and secure.