Organizations across the globe are making significant progress in their digital transformations, but delivery of enterprise mobile applications remains a key challenge. A high productivity backend, combined with effective API management, may provide the answer.
We work with a lot of organizations that have created their enterprise API layer using an API management platform who then struggle to deliver enterprise mobile apps. While they have made significant progress in their digital journey, the need remains for a high productivity app backend to deliver enterprise mobile experiences faster against those APIs. We recently hosted a webinar with 451 Research to help organizations understand the differences between an API and app strategy.
Applications are a key part of the digital transformation equation. Enterprises must be able to rapidly deliver new, innovative applications as required by the various needs the company faces. These could range from internal applications that improve workflow to customer-facing applications that drive brand engagement or sales opportunities.
A successful API strategy is a great start, enabling businesses to build out applications with rich features and tight integration with other systems. But an API strategy alone is not an application strategy—there are still a lot of other issues that need to be addressed, from the increased pressure on IT to deliver apps faster to stress on technology infrastructure.
This is where having the right backend system to power app development, such as Progress Kinvey, comes into play. For faster delivery, you need a high productivity application development platform combined with world-class API management. This enables businesses to reduce the number of dependencies and parties involved in the application development process, facilitating the delivery of full-scale, cross-platform enterprise apps up to 60% faster. And when you can deliver these apps even faster, it empowers your business to create competitive advantages that help separate you from the rest of the pack.
Below are popular platform services from Kinvey to build rich mobile experiences against your API management platform:
If you want to take a deeper dive into the role of API management in modern digital app strategies, I recently conducted a webinar with Carl Lehmann, principal analyst a 451 Research. We discussed digital transformation, technology enablers, the role of APIs as digital accelerants and the importance of high productivity backends for rapid delivery of new application experiences.
A large percentage of our customers leverage our rapid connectors for API management platforms such as Mulesoft, CA, Apigee and others. If you’re interested in learning more about Kinvey, don’t hesitate to contact us.
If you're more of a hands-on type of person, then check out our tutorial on building apps against Apigee with Kinvey:
Sumit Sarkar is a Chief Data Evangelist at Progress, with over 10 years experience working in the data connectivity field. The world's leading consultant on open data standards connectivity with cloud data, Sumit's interests include performance tuning of the data access layer for which he has developed a patent pending technology for its analysis; business intelligence and data warehousing for SaaS platforms; and data connectivity for aPaaS environments, with a focus on standards such as ODBC, JDBC, ADO.NET and ODATA. He is an IBM Certified Consultant for IBM Cognos Business Intelligence and TDWI member. He has presented sessions on data connectivity at various conferences including Dreamforce, Oracle OpenWorld, Strata Hadoop, MongoDB World and SAP Analytics and Business Objects Conference, among many others.
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