To deliver on AI’s promise: Take the brain from the jar

December 4 2018

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Companies need to take the AI brain “out of the jar”; using application networks that enable AI to plug in and out of any data source or capability.

A path to leadership buy-in for your efforts to change the IT status quo

Digital transformation blueprint

The fiscal year is ending and once again, your efforts to get modernization improvements funded haven’t planned out. You know that this lack of funding won’t stop any of your partners from decrying the competency or effort of IT.

Using APIs to build a single view of customers

November 14 2018

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The pace of change in customers’ expectations in an always-on, always-connected world has never been higher.

Introducing MuleSoft Certified Developer – Level 1 (Mule 4) Certification

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Developers play a crucial role in implementing an API-led approach for integration of applications, data, and devices to drive digital transformation. With the release of Mule 4, our goal is to empower you to cycle through projects with speed and velocity.

The application network and the service-mesh

Many customers I meet are either evaluating or beginning their implementation of microservice architectures. Some of these customers are coming off big-bang projects that have failed to replace large legacy assets.

Inside an application network: End-to-end API chain correlation with Splunk

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As an IT professional, have you ever been in a situation where you know something is broken, but you can’t manage to spot where it is coming from?

It is frustrating and quite time-consuming. You can try to use “divide and conquer” to determine the root cause. Step by step, you reduce the problem space until you isolate the origin of the issue. Yet, in most cases, you still don’t fully know what complex chain of events led to the pain.

How should banks tackle the innovation challenge from fintech startups?

February 5 2018

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The influence of rapidly-evolving macro-economic conditions and regulatory changes, especially following the 2008 financial crisis, have always kept the financial services industry on its toes. However, few could have foreseen the impact created by the waves of new fintech startups that have surged into the market in recent years. The charge is being led by innovative new entrants, such as Atom Bank, TransferWise and Sonovate, which are finding success in using new technologies to deliver traditional financial services in ways that revolutionise the customer experience.

Real-time, all the time and the impact on customer experience

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We all seem to take it for granted now. We go to a retailer’s website or mobile application. We click on the product we want. Instantly, we have access to inventory levels, expanded product descriptions and specifications, what other people think about the product, related products or accessories, and alternatives to the product. Within a couple of clicks, we can make up our mind on a product, order it, and receive a confirmation of order acceptance.

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

November 28 2017

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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?

Middleware is dead! Long live the application network!

November 24 2017

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Once upon a time, I couldn’t do without my middleware. To make my application resilient and scalable, and to allow it to talk to everything else in the enterprise, I had no choice but to stand up an ESB in my architecture. It was literally in the middle of everything I did. Then, when I moved to the cloud, my world began to change.