A primitive look at digital integration: Developing a common language for connectivity concepts

Integrating software is almost as old as writing software. From ETL to EAI to SOA, the software engineering industry has continually sought new integration methods to get quick access to data and functionality, avoid duplication of effort, and deal with federated ownership of applications. In the current cloud-native, highly-distributed software landscape, even the simplest mobile app is built on a complex, integrated back end. Web APIs have become ubiquitous in this landscape,

Integration analytics: How to move from definition to KPI dashboard

This blog post was co-authored by Stephen Fishman, Regional Vice President – Customer Success Strategy & Architecture.

At MuleSoft we are enabling enterprises across industries in their digital business transformation journey. Our typical approach consists of understanding the current enterprise context, where they are in their transformation journey. In identifying what use cases and business value are being driven through MuleSoft, we can help enterprises: 

How to track and measure the value of your Anypoint Platform implementation

If you’re a relatively new MuleSoft customer — you may be wondering how to assess the value of your recently implemented platform. How can you show that Anypoint Platform is paving the way toward innovation in your organization? Can you take a snapshot of what’s been built so far and project your organization’s pace to achieve digitalization? The first step to answering these questions is establishing a set of KPIs and measuring their progress over time. 

How a ‘heads-up’ data strategy makes your cost of data compliance cheaper

November 9 2020

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In the first part of this blog, we discussed how government interventions (like FATCA and GDPR) have increased complexity in your corporate data landscape (on top of an already expansive digital landscape) and explained why a traditional ‘heads-down’ data strategy typically fails.

In part two, we will explore an alternative ‘heads-up’ approach, by outlining what an operationally ‘baked-in-by-default’ risk-based data strategy looks like, and how you can realize this advantage by building an application network.

Utilities of the future: How APIs are powering innovation in Winston-Salem

Nestled in the North Carolina Piedmont region, the city of Winston-Salem is known for its history, picturesque surroundings, universities, and major revitalization over the past years. The county seat of Forsyth County, Winston-Salem’s metro population of over 675,000 makes it the fourth largest metro area in North Carolina.

Why you need a ‘heads-up’ data strategy

October 28 2020

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“McKinsey research shows bold moves to adopt digital technologies early and at scale, combined with a heavy allocation of resources against digital initiatives and M&A, correlate highly with value creation” 

Digital strategy in a time of crisis, © McKinsey 2020

Imagine having to identify every customer data point in 100s of business systems, capturing all of that out-of-step from BAU operations, and then purging it from wherever it is.

The unexpected consequences of a tactical iPaaS

September 28 2020

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Integration is critical for all businesses, and selecting the right Integration Platform-as-a-Service (iPaaS) is important for any organization looking to accelerate digital efforts. As you evaluate different iPaaS vendors, it’s important to understand the evolution of iPaaS and the differences between a modern and tactical solution. 

Creating the perfect storm for change: Unlocking reuse with the right conditions

Some things in life cannot be pursued directly. Success and happiness, as noted in Viktor Frankl’s Man’s Search for Meaning, come to mind. Enterprise software reuse is another outcome that cannot be directly pursued. Reuse, like happiness or success, happens when the conditions are right. This concept is specifically important if your enterprise is looking to drive software reuse, and ultimately aiming to create an application network. This is because it’s instructive in telling you what to aim for;

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,

Context-driven discovery of your most strategic and reusable APIs

September 2 2020

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As your marketplace of reusable APIs grows, the flywheel effect and the return on value increases exponentially through savings in IT cost. The economies of scale potential can be the driver for more strategic focus and investment toward discovery and delivery of such foundational and reusable APIs within your organization.