Intelligent CIO Europe Issue 47 - Page 77

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The modern CIO is constantly looking for new opportunities to drive the organisation forward . Joel Reid , UK & I VP / General Manager , Axway , tells us why companies should be utilising Application Programming Interfaces ( APIs ) in order to move forward faster .

In the face of the ongoing adversity seen since early last year , organisations across the globe had to rapidly virtualise , acting quickly to present a newly digitised version of themselves to their stakeholders .

But , embracing new technologies and business models often meant reckoning with outdated legacy systems that were no longer fit-for-purpose and that acted as straitjackets for digital dynamism .
Indeed , a recent study published by GetApp found that 31 % of organisations intend to replace software due to legacy systems failing to meet business needs .
The problem is , wholesale or even highly focused technology replacement is not always practical . Whether budgets don ’ t allow or the existing technology is so embedded in the current infrastructure or processes that change is extremely
Companies need to find ways to embrace API life cycle management and efficiently manage and govern multiple API gateways , their hybrid cloud IT environments , and other thirdparty ecosystems .
challenging , some organisations aren ’ t positioned to simply swap out old for new .
This is where APIs ( Application Programming Interfaces ) can bridge the transformation gap . APIs offer new communicative capabilities for legacy systems and can enable profound opportunities when modern systems
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