How to enable a single source of truth with MDM and integration

November 23 2020

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A primary growth vector on the mind of many CIO’s today are mergers and acquisitions. And many of these CIO’s are in charge of managing a host of internal systems that share data. Establishing a single source of truth that can unite these systems in near real-time, so that operations can run seamlessly across old and new business units alike, is a challenge all of these CIO’s face.

How to track and measure the value of your Anypoint Platform implementation

If you’re a relatively new MuleSoft customer — you may be wondering how to assess the value of your recently implemented platform. How can you show that Anypoint Platform is paving the way toward innovation in your organization? Can you take a snapshot of what’s been built so far and project your organization’s pace to achieve digitalization? The first step to answering these questions is establishing a set of KPIs and measuring their progress over time. 

How a ‘heads-up’ data strategy makes your cost of data compliance cheaper

November 9 2020

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In the first part of this blog, we discussed how government interventions (like FATCA and GDPR) have increased complexity in your corporate data landscape (on top of an already expansive digital landscape) and explained why a traditional ‘heads-down’ data strategy typically fails.

In part two, we will explore an alternative ‘heads-up’ approach, by outlining what an operationally ‘baked-in-by-default’ risk-based data strategy looks like, and how you can realize this advantage by building an application network.

Why you need a ‘heads-up’ data strategy

October 28 2020

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“McKinsey research shows bold moves to adopt digital technologies early and at scale, combined with a heavy allocation of resources against digital initiatives and M&A, correlate highly with value creation” 

Digital strategy in a time of crisis, © McKinsey 2020

Imagine having to identify every customer data point in 100s of business systems, capturing all of that out-of-step from BAU operations, and then purging it from wherever it is.

How can your enterprise modernize B2B integrations?

In order to build a sustainable value chain, enterprises need to establish an ecosystem of businesses — partners, suppliers, manufacturers, shippers, etc. According to a Gartner research in 2020, an organization’s digital ecosystem is a dynamic network of entities (people, businesses, and things) interacting with each other through real-time integrated solutions to create and exchange sustainable value. Technology blurs boundaries between internal and external partners. To enable the execution of everyday supply chain processes in a digital ecosystem,

Discovering and managing API risks with Baljeet Malhotra: APIs Unplugged

This episode of APIs Unplugged features special guest Baljeet Malhotra, Managing Director of Teejlab. Baljeet started Teejlab to help companies discover APIs they may want to consume, and even discover APIs they are already unknowingly using. Teejlab’s API tooling and API directory help organizations manage the risks associated with the APIs they are considering or consuming. Based in Vancouver, Baljeet is a computer scientist with 15+ years of research and innovation experience working with various public and private sector organizations and customers like SAP,

4 basic principles of an API ecosystem

As the API economy matures, an increasing number of organizations are co-creating API-based products in collaboration with other ecosystem members — including customers, partners, independent developers, software vendors, etc. Empowered with a fresh perspective of consumer-centric thinking, organizations should be open to reimagining value creation in collaboration with their partners. 

Connect apps and APIs: Jumpstart your way to an all-digital business

This blog was originally published on the Salesforce blog and was co-written with Ed Cho, Senior Product Marketing Manager on the Platform team.

Cutting doctor’s appointment referral times by half. Processing a bank loan in support of small business in less than two days. Accelerating test results to help stop the spread of disease. IT teams have always been implementing, maintaining, and governing a number of high-demand applications and systems. 

5 API ecosystem lessons from David Timby: APIs Unplugged

On this episode of APIs Unplugged, Mike Amundsen and Matt McLarty speak with API business leader David Timby. David shares his expertise in business development and product strategy, which he has honed in his time with leading API and SaaS organizations. Most recently, David worked in B2B operations at StubHub, where he was involved in managing the API products that connected their vibrant digital ecosystem of consumers,

How to unlock the full potential of iPaaS with API-led connectivity

Integration is critical for all businesses, and the right Integration Platform-as-a-Service (iPaaS) is a key piece for any organization looking to accelerate digital efforts. However, truly unlocking your data and systems is about more than just connecting systems and applications. To build an agile and future-proof business, you need an integration strategy and partner that recognizes that iPaaS alone isn’t the end solution.