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. 

Creating the perfect storm for change: Unlocking reuse with the right conditions

Some things in life cannot be pursued directly. Success and happiness, as noted in Viktor Frankl’s Man’s Search for Meaning, come to mind. Enterprise software reuse is another outcome that cannot be directly pursued. Reuse, like happiness or success, happens when the conditions are right. This concept is specifically important if your enterprise is looking to drive software reuse, and ultimately aiming to create an application network. This is because it’s instructive in telling you what to aim for;

Guide to turning your composable enterprise vision into a reality

September 18 2020

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Application networks and APIs are a key enabler of the composable enterprise, creating a more agile organization and allowing for rapid responses to changes in market conditions, technology disruption, and business demands. 

Adopting an API-led approach in your composable enterprise allows each newly developed API to add incremental value to your overall application network and market place. It allows new capabilities and architectures to emerge over time,

Lou Powell on integration in the enterprise: APIs Unplugged

For this installment of APIs Unplugged, Matt McLarty and Mike Amundsen sat down with ProKarma’s Lou Powell to talk about successful API integration efforts in the enterprise and his API IQ quadrant. Currently, a partner at ProKarma, an “experience engineering” company, Powell works closely with businesses to create pioneering experiences and accelerate outcomes, unlocking greater value and market leadership. He worked in advertising and digital marketing before launching his own business,

Intelligent integration: Artificial general intelligence and composite Mule components

September 15 2020

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I have no doubt we will see artificial general intelligence (AGI) in my lifetime. For those wondering, AGI is a machine that has the capacity to understand or learn any intellectual task that a human being can. A number of tests have been proposed for this intelligence. One of these requires a machine to enter an average American home and figure out how to make coffee: find the coffee machine, find the coffee,

MuleSoft partners with America SCORES to scale impact in low-income public schools

September 15 2020

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This blog was originally published on the America SCORES website.

America SCORES is a high-touch non-profit organization with high-tech ambitions. Focused on afterschool services for low-income youth, its high-touch approach depends upon skilled coach-mentors working face-to-face with students, combining sports, creative expression, and service-learning. SCORES’ bold tech ambitions stem from a recognition that to scale up services and impact requires the evolution into a data-driven, 21st-century nonprofit organization. 

How MuleSoft fits into today’s IT world

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 of this series, we discussed various architectures over the years as well as laid out the differences between a SOA approach to connectivity to an API-led approach. In this blog, we’ll discuss an example of an architecture that covers monolithic,

How to accelerate your digital initiatives at MuleSoft CONNECT:Now

September 10 2020

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Today, IT needs practical tips to act on immediately. Most IT-focused events give you vision and a roadmap. MuleSoft is introducing a new event that solves for the how and now. 

Earlier this year, we transformed our MuleSoft CONNECT events into a digital experience that we called MuleSoft CONNECT Digital — and our attendees loved it! We are bringing a similar digital experience to the second half of the year with MuleSoft CONNECT:Now.

How to empower citizen integrators to perform integrations with APIs and RPA

September 9 2020

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It’s common these days for digital transformation projects for lines-of-business teams to require integration. These folks tend to be less technical but have projects, such as creating an omnichannel experience, that requires data from backend systems to be unlocked. These people can struggle to integrate their legacy systems that don’t have APIs or lack visibility into what APIs are available for the endpoints they need to connect to get the job done. 

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,