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Half of Global Enterprises are Deploying Enterprise APIs as Revealed by Axway Survey
[June 25, 2013]

Half of Global Enterprises are Deploying Enterprise APIs as Revealed by Axway Survey

PHOENIX --(Business Wire)--

Axway (NYSE Euronext: AXW.PA), a leader in governing the flow of data, announced today findings of its recent Application Programming Interface (API) adoption poll. The poll was conducted by API and identity management leader Vordel (News - Alert), acquired by Axway, during the webinar entitled "APIs - A Key Part of Your Enterprise Engagement Strategy" with guest speaker Jeffrey Hammond from Forrester Research (News - Alert), Inc.

The findings revealed:

  • Half of the global enterprises polled are using or planning to deploy enterprise APIs, 40 percent of respondents using a mixture of open and enterprise APIs, and 3 percent using Open APIs.
  • Additionally 30 percent of respondents are using APIs to expose on-premise apps to third parties with 29 percent of enterprises using APIs to build new mobile applications and 22 percent leveraging APIs to connect internal applications to cloud services.

These results are significant as today, businesses and consumers around the world are being wired together via APIs. According to Forrester Research, "Mobile and social commerce opportunities are the likely first ways in which these APIs will be leveraged, but touch points such as marketplace integration, embedded commerce ads, in-store digital signage, mobile point of sale (mPOS), and call center applications, among others, will soon be common ways that businesses use these APIs."1

"Our research shows that enterprises are increasingly leveraging APIs," said Hugh Carroll, vice president, marketing at Axway. "It was noteworthy that half of the respondents polled were deploying or planning to use enterprise APIs with 40 percent of respondents using a combination of open and enterprise APIs. Additionally, as 30 percent of respondents were using APIs to expose on premise apps to third parties, the results indicate that enterprises are primarily leveraging enterprie APIs, to rapidly develop and deliver new customer services to drive revenue growth into their cloud and mobile channels."

Axway API Poll

On May 18, 2013, Axway, hosted a webinar discussion featuring Forrester Vice President and principal analyst Jeffrey Hammond, focusing on how enterprises are turning APIs into corporate platforms, and why API management is a crucial part of making this move successful. During the webinar, 130 globally based enterprise architects, IT managers and application developers were polled with several questions regarding API usage and adoption.

Enterprise Architecture Workshop Tour

Axway and Vordel are hosting their enterprise architecture workshop tour during the months of June and July in London, Sydney, Melbourne, New Jersey, Sacramento, and Silicon Valley, and during the months of September to November in Germany, France, Benelux, Sweden and Morocco. These free half-day workshop events are aimed at enterprise architects, IT managers, identity management architects and App development team members. The company and guest customer speakers, Rick Smith, Enterprise Architect at British American Tobacco and Darryl Pollock, Solution Architect at Transgrid, will discuss how to use APIs to achieve fast and secure connectivity across enterprise applications, Cloud, mobile and SOA services. Register for the workshop.

1"Selecting Tools That Enable Agility," Forrester Research, Inc., March 26, 2013.

About Axway

Axway (NYSE Euronext: AXW.PA), a market leader in governing the flow of data, is a global software company with more than 11,000 public- and private-sector customers in 100 countries. For more than a decade, Axway has empowered leading organizations around the world with proven solutions that help manage business-critical interactions through the exchange of data flowing across the enterprise, among B2B communities, cloud and mobile devices. Our award-winning solutions span business-to-business integration, managed file transfer, API and identity management, and email security- offered on premise and in the Cloud with professional and managed services.

Axway is registered in France with headquarters in the United States and 22 offices in 17 countries.

About Vordel

Vordel, now a part of Axway, enables enterprises to deliver APIs to cloud, mobile, and partners. The Vordel API Server is an enterprise-ready API Gateway (News - Alert), unified API platform to manage, deliver and secure APIs. More information:, twitter and our Blogs.

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