What business agility really means for IT

business-agility

Agility, the main driver for business and IT

This is the first blog in a series explaining how MuleSoft’s Anypoint Platform can provide agile connectivity across monolith, SOA, and microservices architectures

Agility, a universal term used to start nearly any discussion around IT enablement these days, has become the single most desired capability for enterprises over the last 20 years. Initially sold as the magic key to enable innovation and gain a competitive market advantage,

The third rail: putting microservices in context

hundred dollar bill

Don’t compromise on microservices prerequisites, both technically or organizationally. It’ll cost you a pretty Franklin banknote.

How microservices enable organizational agility

LAYERED APIs OVER FINE-GRAINED SOA

The big don’t eat the small, the fast eat the slow. In today’s hyper-competitive digital economy, organizations succeed or fail based on their agility: the velocity at which they can deliver the new products, services, and features that meet the changing needs of their market.

Scaling agility for the modern enterprise

scaling agility for the modern enterprise

As discussed in my previous blog post, the notion of the OODA loop is foundational for many of today’s common agile, LEAN and DevOps methods. But given we typically talk about it in a systems context, it’s important to examine the core motivations for enterprises becoming more responsive to changes in their environment.

How to: Measure agility for enterprise IT

agility enterprise

After much hand wringing and collaborative sessions with teammates (most notably fellow Muleys Andrew Latham and Alison Jarris) and customers, a framework for how to think about agility has emerged that suggests a path about how to measure it (while not falling victim to Goodhart’s law).

It’s almost 2018. Where is your application network?

November 28 2017

0 comments
application network mulesoft

For a while now, what gets me up and out of bed each morning is a new and very different way of thinking about software and technology: the application network. Before I get into the why, let’s start with the what. What are application networks?

2017 – Speed will be the currency of success for organizations

blue tone city scape and network connection concept

With the rise of new technology trends, changing consumer behavior and disruption by new market entrants across industries, one thing has become clear: Speed is becoming the currency of success as organizations adapt to ever-changing market forces. 

As such, the trends that are set to take hold over the next 12 months are ones that will not only help an organization evolve, but do it faster than the competition.

Changing role of IT

A convergence of digital forces – notably mobile,

Upcoming webinar: The value of integration and what we learned from our customers

Every company must become a technology company.” How many times have we heard this? It might be a truism, but it’s one that’s actually true – digital transformation strategies need to be woven into every activity an enterprise undertakes, not shunted off into IT or the digital department.

The biggest challenge in IT right now is that it cannot keep up with how the modern enterprise wants to use mobile,

Our customers get it done faster

Time and again, we hear from our customers that the biggest business advantage that they can have is speed. They want to reduce their time to market, they want to spend less time building integrations and more time developing new products, and they want to create new experiences for their customers as quickly as possible.

How can you make your business go faster? By connecting data in new ways. Instead of spending your time connecting systems with custom code or building integrations with a blackbox tool,

European IT decision makers under pressure to deliver faster than ever

We recently surveyed 800 IT professionals across Europe to find out the pressures they are facing as well as how they’re using APIs to improve their businesses. The results were clear – moving faster and becoming more agile are the top priorities for IT execs in 2016.

Over three-quarters of IT professionals said the pressure to deliver IT services from across the organization had increased over the past 12 months.