By Chris Marsh.
The confluence of mobile devices, distributed cloud services and SaaS applications is changing the very rules of the game for enterprise IT and requires the rethinking of what products and services are offered to customers, users and partners. More mobile apps connecting to more data sources need more enabling (and flexible) APIs. And just as much as a mobile strategy needs to be cross-disciplinary, so does any thinking around APIs. Yet, few companies are changing fast enough to keep pace with what are significant implications for the architecture, deployment and management of applications.