Nexright: APIs, the Lifeblood, and Foundation of Digital Business

Application programming interface (API) has hoisted itself from being a development technique to a business model driver and boardroom contemplation. Modern day digitally altered businesses have effectively coordinated data analytics, applications, and APIs into their working model, and have added a digital element to their customers’ or employees‘ experience. Although they realize that digital innovation and two-speed IT architecture requires delivery of secure APIs consistently across digital and mobile channel applications, supporting the speed at which business demands data for innovation and improving customer insights across all channels is a hindrance.

This is where Australia based Nexright adds value to an organization’s business. The firm provides its customers with API programs for digital foundation by leveraging unique ‘Go- To-Market API strategy and implementation services’. “As part of this engagement, experts at Nexright enable an API program that includes discovering, defining, designing, and deploying of custom-built APIs,” says Dilip Mohapatra, Director of Nexright. The Go-to-Market package from Nexright strategy services is essential in launching a platform or bringing it back on track effectively, while expertly adjusting an association's resources and assets with business objectives.

Nexright also offers enterprise clients API strategy and consulting services to help them fuel their mobile, multichannel and cloud strategies, expand the business and innovate faster. As part of API consulting services, Nexright’s team evaluates API potential by characterizing a strategy and technique, adjusting the API methodology according to market patterns and trends. Further, they classify the API structure to expose potential commercialization opportunities while developing an API marketing solution. As Dilip states, “API management platforms are essential building blocks of a healthy API lifecycle deployment, governance, documentation, code samples, testing, security, monitoring, discovery, and others.”


API management platforms are essential building blocks of a healthy API lifecycle deployment


As part of Nexright’s API security services, the company does an API asset classification based on security, compliance, and privacy needs for public, partner, or internal APIs.
Dilip Mohapatra, Director
“Security Token Service and standards-based Authorization Server address security issue as developers can add the identity information to SOAP (WS- Trust) or REST-based (OAuth) API calls,” explains Dilip. “These services prevent unauthorized access to data, deliver secure mobile applications, and ensure the right identity information for proper auditing and monitoring.” Further assessment is done based on types of mobile or digital apps that need to be supported, which may have additional security needs.

Nexright is currently helping a leading superannuation fund in establishing an API centre of Excellence. The customer commissioned Nexright to review its API management and Single Sign On requirements while providing a plan to align sustainable API management and security strategy with client’s digital business objectives. The company recommended establishing an API capability by leveraging an On-premise plus Cloud hybrid Enterprise API management platform. Nexright also suggested an access management gateway based solution to consolidate Web and API access management, leveraging Identity defined security with open standards like OAuth 2.0, OpenID Connect, and SAML. It is pertinent to mention that once a solution is implemented Nexright assigns a Customer Program Success Manager (CPSM) with the primary focus on helping customers successfully achieve their desired API Business strategy and goals.

Nexright is part of many federal and state government boards including Australian whole-of-government Cloud Services Panel and continually invests in research and development. They also concentrate on building various solution accelerators, which speed up project implementations, help clients in putting innovative ideas in play faster and with less risk. “Nexright has been expanding its presence globally, with no compromise on accessibility to a pool of skilled, quality resources, and aims to do so in the days to come,” concludes Dilip.

Company
Nexright

Headquarters
Melbourne, Australia

Management
Dilip Mohapatra, Director

Description
Providing API strategy and consulting services to help organizations fuel their mobile, multichannel and cloud strategies

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