Gartner Research

What IT Leaders Need to Know About Cloud Application Services Governance

Published: 25 January 2013

ID: G00247838

Analyst(s): Benoit Lheureux , Paolo Malinverno

Summary

Cloud application services governance, which includes most of API management, enables IT leaders to leverage, manage and understand the value of new apps and offers benefits for cloud service brokerages. Enhance your B2B, B2C and mobile channels by publishing Web APIs.

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  • Impacts

Analysis

Impacts and Recommendations

  • As APIs proliferate and API management matures, IT leaders and business managers open new business opportunities by exposing and managing APIs, particularly for mobile and B2B applications
  • Complex interactions among SOAs, cloud services and APIs in CSB-related projects will drive the CIOs and IT leaders who are responsible for CSB to leverage application services governance to more effectively deliver cloud services
  • The increased availability of cloud application services governance offerings enables IT leaders to govern the services that comprise their applications in the cloud (regardless of where they're deployed or who manages and/or owns them)

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