Dreamforce Demo: How to use a wearable device to transform patient care

September 30 2016

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We are planning an exciting presence at Dreamforce this year, with great sessions, relevant speakers, and cool demos. We are particularly excited about a demo built by MuleSoft product manager Anton Kravchenko that jumpstarts the development of common healthcare applications around systems like, Epic, Fitbit and Salesforce Health Cloud.

Understand your customers with Watson AlchemyLanguage Connector

September 29 2016

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The amount of data in the world is growing exponentially. IDC predicted in 2014 that the amount of data on the planet would grow 10-fold in the next six years to 2020 from around 4.4 zettabytes to 44 zettabytes. Additionally, the majority of the recently generated data – like the comments you just made on Facebook – are unstructured or unmanaged.

A hackathon for middle and high school girls: Why we held Coding Cup

September 28 2016

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Many young women love engineering and technology but by the time they reach college and the job market, far too many of them have been discouraged to follow their passion and drop out of the field. The National Girls Collaborative Project reports that while female and male students enroll in advanced math and science courses at comparable rates, women ultimately receive far fewer degrees in computer science and engineering (17.9% and 19.3% of degrees, respectively).

API Security: Keeping data private but accessible

September 27 2016

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This post is part 2 of 3 for my ultimate guide to API security best practices series. In this post, I will be discussing confidentiality, integrity, and availability of data. In essence, methods of how we can keep data private, protect it from being compromised while making it accessible anytime.

Part 1 – API security: Ways to authenticate and authorize discussed authentication and authorization of identity security.

How to solve the top 4 retail B2B challenges

September 26 2016

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You don’t need us to tell you how drastically the retail industry is changing. The convergence of channels driven by always-connected consumers and emerging technology is completely altering the way we shop for everything. To keep up with the pace of change, retailers need to be agile, flexible, and adaptable, which isn’t always easy with B2B technology standards. Here are the top 4 B2B challenges that retailers have to solve in order to thrive amidst digital disruption.

Webinar: Accelerating Innovation with MuleSoft Catalyst for Healthcare

September 23 2016

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Webinar- Accelerating Innovation with MuleSoft Catalyst for Healthcare

Catalyst Accelerate for Healthcare webinar is now available to watch on demand.

Slides are also available now, click here to view them.

The combination of legislative, technological, and market pressures has created a digital transformation imperative in healthcare.

For healthcare IT teams, addressing this imperative requires the the ability to expose and orchestrate data between clinical and non-clinical systems, while doing so in a way that promotes reuse and accelerates project delivery.

How are banks responding to the Fintech revolution?

September 21 2016

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I wrote a piece in July, Future of Fintech depends on APIs, talking about the landscape of Fintech and how a regular part of our lives today is enabled through Fintech innovations and APIs.

Here, I want to talk about banks and how they shouldn’t see fintech players as competitors, but partners. We’re also seeing the trend where banks are either partnering up with fintech companies, acquiring them, or funding them. Some banks are even launching them their Fintech subsidiaries – see diagram below:

The 5 most important Salesforce integration patterns

September 20 2016

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Modern businesses require modern customer relationship management. For many organizations, Salesforce fulfills that need. Salesforce can increase and accelerate sales, grow customer loyalty, and enhance marketing capabilities. It gives teams across an organization the ability to access and leverage the most up-to-date customer information in order to streamline business processes and create the most effective services and solutions. But in order for it to happen, businesses need to develop a Salesforce integration strategy to make sure it connects with the necessary enterprise systems.

Check out MuleSoft at Dreamforce ‘16!

September 19 2016

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We’re thrilled to be back at Dreamforce ‘16 with an exciting agenda for everything APIs, MuleSoft and Salesforce. We have exciting sessions, great partners supporting us, MuleSoft experts to talk to you about anything connectivity, and of course, fantastic giveaways!

Dreamforce session highlights:

 

Virtual reality in the enterprise – is it right for your organization?

September 16 2016

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The world has worked itself into a frenzy over Pokemon Go, the augmented reality game where Pikachu and his associates appear in local shops and restaurants. Many observers may have looked at this and thought that virtual reality will never have any impact on the enterprise.