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,

How to adjust your delivery model when outcomes have changed

As we stepped into the new decade less than six months ago, there was a lot of excitement about what’s in store for individuals and organizations. However, nobody could have predicted the speed of change that would take place over the last few months due to the coronavirus pandemic. Still, many businesses have adapted and used the pandemic as a catalyst for modernization and change — proving their resiliency. 

The challenges that lie ahead amid the rise of the composable enterprise

The demand for flexible business models from our consumers is at an all-time high, re-assembling and re-composing organization’s digital products at a faster pace is the top priority of stakeholders. Purchased off-the-shelf applications are not fluid enough to keep pace, an application layer that provides active personalization of business capabilities is required to satisfy expectations from customers — and is key to making the composable enterprise dream a reality. 

Take it from a serial consultant that helps organizations in their composable enterprise journey — we have learned that the challenges ahead are real.

4 critical steps to reopening your business

Reopening the workplace in this new normal will no doubt be a challenge. CIOs and IT leaders must respond quickly to the seismic changes to the work environment created by COVID-19, and lead the effort to connect data, implement new digital capabilities, and improve workflows. As organizations look to reopen their doors, both to employees and customers, the focus on health and safety needs to continue. CIOs must also lead their businesses in optimizing the remote,

3 companies digitally transforming through COVID-19

Organizations around the globe and across every industry have faced unprecedented disruption over the last few months — having to quickly stabilize their business and meet the new needs of their customers and communities, in addition to adjusting how they operate.

Earlier this year, our Connectivity Benchmark report found that 92% of organizations are currently undertaking digital transformation initiatives or plan to in the next year. While some organizations paused their digital transformation projects,

Managing a hybrid work environment in the next normal

As we plan for a safe reopening of the workplace while navigating the complexities of the COVID-19 pandemic, organizations are balancing immediate and long-term needs in order to protect employees and ensure business continuity. Organizations are contending with new challenges as they lead through crisis, from empowering teams and managing IT operations remotely, to ensuring a safe and connected workplace

The next normal: Emerging digital safety transformation

What happens when enterprises must shut their door to avoid public health risks, yet business still needs to continue?

Why digital transformation shouldn’t stop with COVID-19

In the past few weeks, the world has changed — impacting priorities on a personal and business level. As organizations face a new reality with COVID-19, business leaders will need to revisit their digital transformation strategy in order to adapt. 

These changes aren’t limited to businesses. Rather, they are impacting employees, partners, and customers as well. In just the last week, my own family’s lifestyle has changed drastically:

Preparing for today and tomorrow: The importance of a company-wide integration strategy

As the COVID-19 pandemic changes consumer behaviour and puts increasing pressure on traditional business models digital transformation has never been more important. But to reap the benefits, organisations must seamlessly integrate applications, data, and devices. This requires an organisation-wide API integration strategy.

In the financial services sector, digital transformation provides vast opportunity for innovative companies to use an API-led strategy to build consumer and merchant networks that will drive economic development across ASEAN.