CIO Trends to Watch: Connectivity Is at the Center of Business Transformation

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The Connectivity Benchmark Report is a new research report that highlights how traditional businesses are quickly evolving into “composable enterprises” built out of hundreds of connected software services and applications.

To launch a new product, create a new service or improve what they already have, businesses need to quickly connect applications, data and devices. Their ability to stitch all these parts together determines whether they win or lose in the market.

OData for Pragmatists

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Tired of googling and reading about OData without having a chance to play with it? Get happy then, this post is for those pragmatics like me that enjoy learning by doing rather than dealing with theory. If you enjoy the trial and error process, I can assure you that you won’t be disappointed.

What is OData?

Need 77% performance boost? No problem with Mule 3.7 using Kryo

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Currently, Mule relies on plain old java serialization in order to store objects to files or to replicate them through a Mule cluster. That imposes limitations on:

Developer Spotlight: How we made Muletallica

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This post is the second in a three-part series covering the IoT projects that came out our first internal hackathon of the year and that we had on display at our first Integration of Things Zone at CONNECT 2015. Missed us there? No worries, not only will you get a sense of the cool installations we built below, you’ll also get a front row seat as to how we built them, and with what technologies. So for now, put on your favorite rock star jeans, and jump in the mosh pit to learn how the team built Muletallica, an interactive visual/musical experience for our conference attendees that connected devices like Leap Motion and smart light bulbs with electric guitars, and a bell pepper.

Batch Module: Obtaining the job instance id in Mule 3.7

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A popular request among users of the Batch module is the ability to grab the job instance id in any of a Batch job’s phases. Why is that useful? Well, there could be a number of useful scenarios:

Create Better Business Strategies with Real-Time Customer Intelligence

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Who are your customers? How can your business develop rich and deep relationships with them? We talk about using customer data in order to establish a single view of the customer; is your infrastructure equipped to collect and orchestrate all the relevant data in order to become truly customer-centric?

Connect Salesforce. Transform Customer and Employee Experiences. Join MuleSoft at Dreamforce 2015.

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If you are in San Francisco on the week of September 15th come see us at the upcoming Dreamforce conference. Visit one of our many breakout and theater sessions to learn why MuleSoft has become the prefered approach for digital transformation initiatives, and feel free to share our full presence here.

See below for short overviews of the Salesforce customer stories, API and integration use cases that will be on display. Haven’t registered yet? Leverage the MuleSoft promo code at registration to receive $100 off the full conference pass. Register here using the code: EC15MLFT.

Architecting your Omni-channel Initiative

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Multi-channel retailing has multiplied the opportunities for Retailers to do more business with their customers by going beyond their bricks and mortar in order to sell over the web, through smart phones and tablets, perhaps soon on smart TVs and through Partners and Resellers.

I wish to help you see how you can achieve a significant increase in revenue by adopting an IT architecture that will bring you a rapid return on investment and help put your retail business right at the helm of a fundamental change in the industry.

How to Succeed at Digital Transformation: Connect the Unconnected

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At industry conferences, in boardrooms, blogs and PowerPoint decks, the new corporate obsession is rapid “digital transformation.” According to KPMG, 93 percent of multinational companies are overhauling their business models. They have to. They realize that customer demand is evolving faster than they can adapt. They see they need to accelerate product development, reach buyers on mobile devices and analyze real-time data from storefronts and warehouses. Essentially, they need to act like much smaller companies—the kind that can turn on a dime. For the Fortune 500, where ‘real-time’ can mean ‘sometime this quarter,’ that’s a serious transformation indeed.

Introducing MuleSoft at MuleSoft

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I’m Mike Hamilton, the Director of IT for MuleSoft, and I am very excited to be kicking off a series of blog posts talking about how we use MuleSoft technology here at MuleSoft.

At MuleSoft our approach to IT involves blending our work and talent into the fabric of the business. We are continually looking for opportunities to use our technical experience to solve or enhance business processes and in turn make MuleSoft and our fellow Muleys successful. This creates exciting opportunities to better understand processes that drive our business and to build strong working relationships across teams.