Published: 24 Feb 2015
Enterprises are increasingly concerned with leveraging mobile technology to maximize employee productivity, efficiency and availability. Meanwhile, employees are already taking the initiative by using their own personal mobile devices for business purposes—a phenomenon known as “bring-your-own-device” (BYOD).
The true potential of mobile devices is in the apps they run. To get real value from mobile, enterprises need to provide their employees with apps that can access corporate resources and information, even when the devices being used are not under corporate control. This can be achieved by using APIs to expose on-premises data to developers building mobile apps.
For enterprises, exposing corporate data in this way creates significant challenges related to security, access control, information adaptation and developer management. This white paper uses real-world use cases to explain how an API gateway can be used to simplify the process of effectively addressing these challenges.