Transformation typically begins with the “ability to connect” and make available (expose) functionality and assets for consumption. This, in turn, enables better commerce and helps tap other businesses which give access to new categories of consumers.

APIs and Integration - as a means to connect internal and external ecosystems, are therefore the key ingredients to success for digital transformation initiatives. It becomes imperative that they are done right - all the way from strategy to execution.

According to a recent Gartner Magic Quadrant report on Full Life Cycle API Management, “It is impossible to provide the platform for any digital strategy, build ecosystems and run an effective API program, without full lifecycle API management.” This report from Gartner is a culmination of research in a specific market that provides a wide-angle view of relative positions of the market’s competitors. There are several vendors who provide different components, tools to address the steps towards going digital and a few who provide a comprehensive package that addresses enterprise needs from strategy design to enablement. THBS has been positioned as a Niche Player in Gartner’s 2018 Magic Quadrant for Full Life Cycle API Management. It leads in the “Completeness of Vision” category among the Niche Players in this report.

According to Gartner Critical Capabilities, a companion research to Magic Quadrant, “By 2021, 65% of new applications will be built as a mesh of multichannel apps and multi-grained back-end services that communicate via APIs.”

API-o-Blocks – a full life cycle API management product

As a system integrator with a version-managed API management product, Torry Harris Business Solutions (THBS) has a long history of implementing SOA/API-based digital transformation solutions. The company has a well-defined program of digital strategy workshops addressing CxO roles, to help customers design an effective API strategy.

THBS’ API management offering, “API-o-Blocks”, is a framework of products, processes and services built on open-source components. Its SaaS offering runs on AWS. API-o-Blocks includes an API gateway called API Connect (but can also use other API gateways) and a mobile back-end services component called Omni BaaS.

API-o-Blocks – a full life cycle API management product

Customers note the product, API-o-Blocks, as having the following strengths:

  • Provides an evolved approach to adopt a Platform business model.
  • Provides a comprehensive tool-kit to address all stages of a digital transformation project, in particular, it performs effective customer journey mapping, which helps to expand the number of business models it supports.
  • “IoT Glue®” (part of API-o-Blocks) helps address non-standard protocols and transformation in the IoT & IoE world.

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