Gartner Research

How to Make APIs a CEO and Board Priority

Published: 25 November 2015

ID: G00291966

Analyst(s): Anne Thomas , Kristin Moyer , Paolo Malinverno


CIOs that make APIs a CEO and board priority will be better-positioned to drive long-term value for shareholders, customers, partners and employees.

Table Of Contents
  • Key Challenges



  • Communicate the Business Value of APIs in CEO Terms
  • Cite Examples and Implement Prototypes
  • Provide Case Study Examples
  • Define a Plan to Identify and Address Business and Technology Risks

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