How to enable a single source of truth with MDM and integration

November 23 2020

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A primary growth vector on the mind of many CIO’s today are mergers and acquisitions. And many of these CIO’s are in charge of managing a host of internal systems that share data. Establishing a single source of truth that can unite these systems in near real-time, so that operations can run seamlessly across old and new business units alike, is a challenge all of these CIO’s face.

How can your enterprise modernize B2B integrations?

In order to build a sustainable value chain, enterprises need to establish an ecosystem of businesses — partners, suppliers, manufacturers, shippers, etc. According to a Gartner research in 2020, an organization’s digital ecosystem is a dynamic network of entities (people, businesses, and things) interacting with each other through real-time integrated solutions to create and exchange sustainable value. Technology blurs boundaries between internal and external partners. To enable the execution of everyday supply chain processes in a digital ecosystem,

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,

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,

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,

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-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

Why Mule is not your data strategy

I often get asked the question, “What is your data strategy?” It’s a bit of a tricky question as in some areas we do a lot with data, and in other areas, we do very little with it. The market has trained folks to believe they need to become ‘data-centric’ via a data strategy — and so it goes.

The data tools market has various solutions with overlap amongst the different segments which are defined differently by the analysts that cover them.

Becoming a data-driven enterprise starts with getting in the loop

Some problems are “oak tree problems” and being a data-driven enterprise is one of them. An oak tree problem is one that is characterized by the need to have started working on the problem quite a way back in the past while also being specifically relevant today. The Chinese proverb “The best time to plant an oak tree was 20 years ago. The second best time is today.” describes this idea to perfection.