Why higher education institutions need to leave direct integrations in the past

In the past decade, higher education institutions have invested heavily in procuring modern information systems, in order to provide new and innovative digital experiences for their students, faculty, administrators, and other stakeholders.

Using Anypoint Platform to securely access backend APIs

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This is a guest blog from Kian Ting, an Integration Software Engineer at Christchurch City Council. The broader team consists of Kian Ting, Eden Le Comte, Deborah Murfin, Kevin Prince, and Ben Warner.

Christchurch, New Zealand, has a population of 381,800 and as a Council we want all residents to know what’s going on in and around the city.

Microservices versus APIs

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I have always been a firm believer that there is no such thing as a dumb question. Many times I have outed myself as the dumbest guy in this room with a simple question, and in the process, I hope I have been able to enlighten others.

How one IT leader measures the business value of IT

In part one of this Q&A series, I sat down with Jeff Rauch, vice president of IT at ICW Group, a leading national insurance carrier with over 300,000 customers and 700 employees. Jeff shared his thoughts on the changing role of IT, how he is thinking about insurtech disruptors and the future of the insurance industry as a whole. (Disclosure: ICW Group is a customer of my employer, MuleSoft.)

MuleSoft named a leader in Gartner’s Magic Quadrant for full lifecycle API management

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We are proud to announce that, for the third consecutive time, Gartner has recognized MuleSoft as a leader in the Magic Quadrant for full lifecycle API management. Check out the latest report, which includes market analysis, the quadrant graphics, and more on what makes MuleSoft’s Anypoint Platform a leader in the market.

The present future of APIs in the business

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What is IT’s role in supporting the business? Is it to create the technical processes that allow work to take place? Is it to perform the logistical and operations tasks that document processes? I believe that IT should be a strategic, rather than a wholly operational function. For that to happen, though, we need to focus on how to abstract away the complexity of IT operations. The value of abstraction is simple: abstraction allows us to move faster and focus on business objectives rather than on logistics and operations.

SaaStr Podcast: How companies can unbundle to drive revenue

January 22 2018

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The tech climate is rapidly changing and putting increasing pressure on businesses to move faster. However, in recent years, we’ve seen digital transformation hindered by a misalignment between business and technology leaders. This has had a severe impact on the speed at which businesses can deliver products and services.

Last week, I spoke with Harry Stebbings on the Official SaaStr Podcast about this topic (and more!). Check out the episode here or below.

3 takeaways from MuleSoft’s UK CIO Roundtable

January 17 2018

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Today’s business environment has become increasingly technology-centric; as a result, it demands a new kind of technology leader. Chief Information Officers (CIOs) now have to speak both to the business and to technical teams, all while keeping up with the latest innovations, improving internal processes, and ensuring that they continue to increase the business’ bottom line.

Why CIOs must look beyond mobile and embrace all digital channels

December 7 2017

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Businesses today are going through radical digital transformation in an attempt to create better customer experiences. From mobile to Facebook Messenger to connected home devices, customers today engage with businesses through a variety of digital channels. A single consumer, for example, can have over 900 digital interactions when purchasing a car.

Dev Guide: Build a Mule integration with a Slack slash command (Part 3)

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Picking up from the second part of this series, this blog post will wrap up building an end-to-end API solution. For the first post, you abstracted source systems with APIs to add flexibility, ease of consumption, and increase adoption and integration possibilities.