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Identifying API Use Cases in Government – White paper available

By Alan Glickenhouse posted Mon November 14, 2016 02:50 PM

The next paper in the industry use case series is now available and focuses on the Government.


One of the most common discussions I have with any business is about API use cases related to industry specific scenarios – their scenarios.  We are making the information shared in these discussions more accessible to everyone by publishing a series of industry specific white papers covering these and related topics.  Each white paper has a consistent format that includes:

  • Identifying the common business drivers for API initiatives

  • Describing an API identification methodology

  • Supplying industry-specific examples using the methodology

  • Discussing the current state of regulatory requirements and industry standards for APIs

  • Providing recommendations for starting an API initiative



Government is particularly challenging to cover because of the breadth of topics included – crossing all the levels of government and then within these everything from social services, taxation, safety/law enforcement, education, and much more.  We have tried to provide examples across the spectrum to give a taste of the possibilities for API use cases across a wide variety of scenarios – internal, partnering, social, analytics, and more.

I am excited to have worked with industry subject matter experts to author each paper in this series.  In each case my co-authors bring years of real world industry experience working with companies in the industry.  My co-authors for this paper are Roger Tobias who is the Public Sector leader for Mobile API Economy solutions and Shirley Abbott who is the Worldwide Marketing Manager for several industries covering Hybrid Cloud Integration.

You can click here to download the paper.

To understand more about IBM’s thoughts on the API Economy visit the IBM API Economy website.  IBM API Connect is IBM’s complete foundation to Create, Run, Manage, and Secure APIs.  You can find more information about IBM API Connect at the API Connect website.  And you can also experience a trial version of API Connect.

If you have questions, please let me know.  Connect with me through comments here or via twitter @Arglick to continue the discussion.