Creating a thriving API ecosystem starting with the API experience

September 30 2020

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APIs are the digital access point to the business capabilities that power the digital economy. The most successful digital organizations recognize that their APIs grow in value the more they are connected to a broader ecosystem of applications, developers, partners, and customer experiences.

iPaaS vs. full lifecycle API management: Why you need both

September 29 2020

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Chances are that if you found your way to this blog — you already understand the importance of integration within the enterprise. According to the 2020 Connectivity benchmark report, the average organization has 900 applications and only 28% of them are currently integrated.

A common misconception is that organizations either need an integration platform as a service (iPaaS) or an API management solution to solve their integration challenges — however,

The unexpected consequences of a tactical iPaaS

September 28 2020

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Integration is critical for all businesses, and selecting the right Integration Platform-as-a-Service (iPaaS) is important for any organization looking to accelerate digital efforts. As you evaluate different iPaaS vendors, it’s important to understand the evolution of iPaaS and the differences between a modern and tactical solution. 

Achieving data mastery: how to break organizational silos by adopting a digital mindset

Devenir un leader de la data : comment briser les silos organisationnels en adoptant un digital mindset

As data is more than ever fueling digital transformation strategy leading potentially to industry disruption and disintermediation, this blog discusses the importance of breaking organizational silos as a first step by challenging the status quo and establishing a culture of change: before facing the complexity of systems and architecture, IT leaders need to adopt a digital mindset.

Your top 3 questions about MuleSoft and Tableau, answered!

September 23 2020

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Data-based insights are a critical component of strategic decision-making in business today. We know this because, time after time, we’ve seen companies that successfully apply data and insights to their decision making perform better on key business metrics. They are 23x more likely to add new customers, and 9x more likely to retain those customers. They are also 19x more likely to be profitable.

These numbers paint a very clear picture: business leaders must bring data and insights into their decision making,

3 characteristics of a modern iPaaS

Integration is critical for all businesses, and selecting the right Integration Platform-as-a-Service (iPaaS) early on is important for any organization looking to accelerate digital efforts. Many organizations question whether their needs are similar to large enterprises with complex backends or if a few simple point-to-point integrations would suffice. However, this is exactly the moment you need to build the foundation for success. 

API monetization: The road to premium starts with freemium

Get ready to have everything you knew about business monetization turned upside down and inside out. It’s been right around a decade since businesses have started effort at formally monetizing APIs and there have been notable successes (e.g. Twilio, AWS), failures (e.g., Edmunds, ESPN) and creative pivots (e.g., Twitter). After 10 years of watching these efforts closely and helping enterprises scale their efforts at API monetization,

Context-driven discovery of your most strategic and reusable APIs

September 2 2020

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As your marketplace of reusable APIs grows, the flywheel effect and the return on value increases exponentially through savings in IT cost. The economies of scale potential can be the driver for more strategic focus and investment toward discovery and delivery of such foundational and reusable APIs within your organization.

API-led connectivity vs. SOA: What’s the difference?

This blog post is based on the internal work of Thomas Baumgart, former MuleSoft Client Architect, and is now being published by MuleSoft.  

In previous blog posts, we’ve discussed business agility, the various types of architectures, and an API-led approach with Anypoint Platform. In this blog post, we’ll cover the differences between MuleSoft’s unique API-led approach and an SOA-based architecture

Creating value from data with AI, APIs, and a business model first approach

There is a data revolution driving the digital transformation movement. Organizations can reap plenty of business benefits in the back office by digitizing data and automating their processes. However, the companies setting the bar in the digital economy are the ones that maximize their use of data to deliver captivating customer experiences. These companies recognize the value of raw data, know how to refine it, and how to disperse it throughout their digital touchpoints.