Connectivity between systems naturally produces economic efficiencies. When you can tap into data from a range of different platforms and generate new insights, you create opportunities to improve productivity and convenience for business and customers alike.
For most businesses pursuing an innovation agenda, such efficiencies can be realised through the use of APIs, or application program interfaces, that enable calls to and from a data source without compromising the underlying system holding that data. As a method of communication, an API can be used to provide value for users who are less interested in a data archive, and more interested in context-specific information. It is a mechanism that can protect both the end user and the data custodian.
Let’s take a look at the many potential […]