Around the world of APIs in 80 days

November 14 2019

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The API economy isn’t just hot air

It is finally happening. After ten years of prophecies, preaching, and product launches, the API economy has crossed the chasm. And it’s happening worldwide.

Five stages of the API product lifecycle

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Just like any product, APIs have their own lifecycle with distinct phases. And recognizing them means you can take advantage of them by focusing on the right aims and the proper convenance at each step along the way. This was one of the key lessons we focused on when we wrote the “Continuous API Management” book in 2018.

There are situations when you need to invest lots of time and effort to get an API product ready for consumption.

The blockers and catalysts of digital transformation – part 1

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How many have you heard that you need APIs for digital transformation? How about that this also requires cultural transformation? Let me guess: too many! Businesses are struggling when it comes to knowing what to look for, what actions to take, and how to make digital transformation work.

Digital transformation is more than just technology. Digital transformation prepares organizations to leverage the benefits of new technology to create business value.

How Salesforce uses MuleSoft to onboard employees

November 5 2019

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At MuleSoft, we often talk about the power of integrating data and leveraging APIs to build connected customer experiences. But as we talk to CIOs and business leaders, they equally stress the importance of building connected employee experiences. In fact, 84% of IT leaders say improving employee technology is a critical initiative for their company. In reality though, only 50% of IT leaders are increasing their investment in employee-facing technology.

Digital twins: IoT and the application network

October 30 2019

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A surprise awaited me as I arrived to a recent analyst briefing. My scheduled analyst, the one responsible for integration, had to cancel. His replacement was the analyst responsible for IoT. What were we going to talk about? As it turns out, quite a lot.

5 ways to ensure data and API security

In 2018, there were 6,500 data breaches reported, exposing billions of records for potential misuse. In today’s digitally connected world, security is almost always top-of-mind for businesses to keep their records are safe and secure. It’s critical for organizations to implement API security best practices to keep their integrations and the data that travels between systems under tight lock and key.   

MuleSoft founder, Ross Mason: What’s app-ening to the economy

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Ross Mason was recently a guest on a podcast called The Near Futurist, hosted by Guy Clapperton, where they discussed the API economy and how that is changing the way businesses exchange value. Here is a preview of some of their chat.

Forrester TEI Report: 445% ROI with Anypoint Platform

September 25 2019

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If you’re a frequent reader of our blog, you likely have seen posts about the value of integration and the powerful business outcomes that are driven with MuleSoft’s Anypoint Platform. 

BP: Fueling digital innovation to drive sustainability

September 10 2019

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BP’s mission is to meet the energy needs of the world while reducing its carbon emissions. BP is achieving this by becoming a technology company by implementing digital solutions, big data, and advanced tools. This modern technology reduces BP’s reliance on legacy systems while speeding up the pace of new tech deliverables. 

Announcing MuleSoft’s API Strategy Workshops

September 6 2019

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Matt McLarty API strategy presentation

Time flies! It’s been six months since I joined MuleSoft as Global Leader of API Strategy. In that time I’ve met and worked with an incredible group of people covering all aspects of our business, worked with customers on their digital journeys, and spoken at the first two CONNECT events in Atlanta and San Francisco. Mostly, though, I’ve been focused on creating workshops that will help organizations determine how APIs can support their business strategies and digital transformations.