IT leaders will fail at digital transformation — here’s why

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How do companies innovate and digitally transform their business by using the same strategies, procurement and operating models and approaches to technology? They don’t. They have the same company, just with a flashy website or mobile app.

I had a meeting with a group of IT executives at a conglomerate in Southern Europe. The meeting was intellectually stimulating and provoked interesting discussions and actions to follow after the meeting. Even MuleSoft’s senior team was impressed with their vision and how forward-thinking the IT execs were.

APIs: a culture shift for the enterprise

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When we hear the word “disruption” we usually think of start-ups taking over a particular space through an innovative approach. Instead of renting an expensive hotel room or car, start-up companies utilize the power of the shared economy and built apps for us to save money and access those resources on demand. Another example can be with music. No longer do we buy music and deal with storage. Instead, streaming music is easy, painless, and we can use our storage for other apps and files.

The CIO’s top priority: accelerating change

What’s the one thing that will set your business apart from the pack? According to our founder Ross Mason, it’s the rising role of integration and an emphasis on speed.

In a conversation with the Wall Street Journal, Ross elaborated further: “The way in which companies are driving their competitive advantage is … in the way in which they can move the information and the assets they have around their organization and deliver that to their consumers in the right way.

How an application network could create the car of your dreams

I remember my first car well – it was a black Jeep Cherokee and made a “NGGGGGGRGH!” noise driving up hills. But I was so proud of it because it meant independence and adulthood.

But as Ross Mason writes, for today’s teens, car owning is more of an expensive hassle than a key to freedom. The car of the future will be more about the passenger experience than the driver experience,

Failed digital transformation could have a negative impact on revenue

96 percent of businesses are either undergoing some kind of digital transformation strategy or plan to in the near future. Those are the results of a recent survey we conducted; just about every business is trying to get a handle on how to cope with new channels, new methods of engagement, and ubiquitous connectivity. The reason is clear; nearly three quarters of IT decision makers surveyed said that if digital transformation initiatives weren’t completed,

The top 3 obstacles to digital transformation

There are very few businesses that aren’t undergoing some form of digital transformation. As our founder, Ross Mason, points out, “Business as we know it is under enormous pressure…No company is too big to have the rug pulled from under it. It is no longer about the big eating the small; it is now about the fast eating the slow.” Businesses know that they have to change to keep up with the digital revolution,

“Polishing the status quo won’t protect you from disruptors”

The Transformation of the Retail Business

There are very few industries that aren’t going through digital disruption right now, but perhaps one of the most profoundly affected by the digital revolution is the retail industry.

In MuleSoft’s recent Connectivity Benchmark Report, fully 100% of retailers surveyed said they were embarking on digital transformation activities. This is because there is a sea change right now in how people shop. Australian publication iStart highlighted that there had been a 50 percent decline in visits to physical stores over the Christmas shopping period over the last five years,

Digital Transformation Trends to Watch: APIs Ignite a Cultural Shift Within Businesses

Digital transformation isn’t only a key business strategy, it’s an inexorable force that every business in every industry must contend with. But digital transformation brings with it great advantages if the entire business rises to the challenge. However, in organizations today, there is a significant misalignment between business priorities and IT investments, hindering digital transformation initiatives and directly putting revenue at risk. Released today, MuleSoft’s second annual Connectivity Benchmark Report reveals this growing issue and the role of APIs in enabling digital transformation.

A new operating model for today’s business environment

Anyone reading this knows that today’s business environment is marked by a great deal of competition, the adoption of technology solutions across every part of the organization, and the need to analyze and then use the explosion of data provided by those solutions for better business intelligence. All of this puts stress on IT, who need to deliver more projects at greater speed and at lower cost. Fortunately, there is a way of increasing IT’s capacity,

The secret to retail success

Retail is under pressure. Business models are changing rapidly, customers are embracing commerce, and digital and social media are becoming ever more important to the bottom line. In addition, customers are also wanting personalized, customized shopping experiences – and the only way for retailers to provide that is by using personal data collected in previous encounters. But accessing that data and making it available to those who need it isn’t always easy.