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.

Exploring the ethics of APIs

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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.

What is your return on integration assets (ROIA)?

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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.

Enable AI without compromising on cybersecurity

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Many businesses today are trying to augment and improve their customer, partner, and employee experiences by leveraging artificial intelligence and bots, yet grapple with the issue of cybersecurity. We’ve all heard of the numerous accounts of cybercriminals taking advantage of chat APIs, social network application vulnerabilities, and increasingly sophisticated phishing campaigns. However, the majority of cybersecurity hacks are still accomplished in a rather old-fashioned manner — through the use of stolen credentials.

How artificial intelligence and bots are shaping the API economy

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Consumer technology moves fast. What’s shiny and new one day can quickly become a relic of the past when the next innovation or iteration comes along. Unfortunately, enterprises don’t have the luxury of simply plugging and unplugging technology into their digital ecosystem the way we as consumers unplugged our Sony Walkmans in favor of iPods and iPhones. This is especially true as we look to artificial intelligence (AI). AI has the potential to produce game-changing business outcomes based on data stored in legacy systems—if enterprises can figure out how to make it work.