The 4 P’s of API governance

To many people, governance is a four-letter word. As vital as governance is to any organization’s strategy, the mere mention of the word can take the oxygen out of the room. One reason for this is that people often view governance as a burden that slows things down. However, when done effectively, governance can provide clear direction, remove obstacles, and allow different parts of the organization to function independently. The best way to implement this empowering style of governance is to keep strategic goals top of mind,

How to improve API governance with distributed decision making

In 2017, Ronnie Mitra presented a talk at Nordic APIs entitled “Programming the People Platform: Beyond Conway’s Law.” In that talk, Mitra outlined a model for distributed decision making and how it can be used to improve API governance. The material from that talk made it into the book “Continuous API Management.” Here, Mitra explained in greater detail how to apply this model to match, and eventually evolve,

69% of IT leaders keep the lights on instead of innovating. Enter APIs.

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Responding to a question regarding their ability to innovate on behalf of the organizations they work for, 69% of IT leaders surveyed said they felt they were working just to keep the lights on versus innovating. This was the answer to one of many questions that MuleSoft posed to over 800 IT leaders,

How managed file transfer solutions add value to an application network

In enterprise system integrations, there’s no escaping the need to include file transfers in workflows. Integrators building out an application network in MuleSoft often need to meet various file transfer use cases involving multiple B2B partners, customers, and internal lines of business. It isn’t uncommon for large consumer goods companies to exchange millions of files per month with partners such as retailers, banks, and wholesalers.