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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
More than a decade on, the API economy continues to boom. As digital transformation sweeps organizations of every size in every industry and API-enabled digital channels like smart home devices become mainstream, the importance of APIs in people’s everyday lives is only increasing. However, just as the original gold rush that ballooned the population and wealth of San Francisco had devastating consequences for California’s original inhabitants, the 21st-century digital gold rush for which Silicon Valley stakes a major claim also has its collateral damage.
In part one of this blog series, I introduced the different ways reusable integration assets can be valuable. Here I’ll provide a simple framework for assessing the projected return on integration assets (ROIA), which can help inform how your organization prioritizes integration development.
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