The year ahead: What organizations need to know for successful digital transformation in 2021

The past year brought with it an unfathomable level of disruption to norms: impacting business priorities and digital transformation initiatives and drastically altering expectations from customers. While 2020 is in the past, the key learnings and radical shifts it has prompted will be ever more relevant this year. Organizations are seeking to navigate a new IT landscape — one punctuated by an uptick in demand for digital projects and heightened expectations from customers, as traditional experiences like brick-and-mortar stores give way to a digital-first world. 

What we can learn about legacy modernization from a Raspberry Pi car

January 12 2021

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Technology is constantly changing and evolving. If some pieces of equipment aren’t updated or replaced in a timely manner — they can quickly become outdated, turning them into legacy systems. Such legacy systems are still fully functioning but, due to their age and lack of modern capabilities, sometimes cannot cope with the demands of new business initiatives. 

Bringing the power of integration to everyone

In a year that has seen unprecedented business disruption, every organization needs to respond to the needs of its customers faster than ever before. As a result, digital-first is increasingly becoming the norm. Yet, according to our latest global research, just over a third of organizations have the skills and technology they need to keep pace with digital projects. The challenge facing organizations as we move into 2021 is being able to deliver digital projects more efficiently,

The hidden secret to transforming into a truly agile organization

An agile enterprise is a term applied to organizations that are quick in responding to changes in the marketplace or environment. Agile enterprises focus on their customers’ needs — opting for customized offerings rather than standardized offerings.

CIO’s guide to building agile foundations

December 16 2020

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Every industry is facing an accelerated pace of change. If companies can’t keep up with their customer’s needs and expectations — they will soon become obsolete. Inertia is a sure way to fail. Companies need to continuously change, as their customers change. 

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,

How the pandemic has changed IT forever: Why it’s time to break IT again

November 16 2020

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The workplace has changed more in 2020 than the past 10 years due to the effects that COVID-19 has had on employees, the workplace, and the economy. It’s clear that organizations must pivot fast to adapt to changing customer needs and the shifting business landscape. You can achieve this level of agility by arming the people within your organization with the right data, digital capabilities, and resources. On top of this,

Build vs. buy: Why today’s transformation projects mandate an iPaaS

November 11 2020

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This post was written in partnership with Green Irony and Alexander Solomon, Lead Insurance Industry Marketing Manager at MuleSoft.

Many IT leaders are predisposed to think, “Why do I need to buy a platform to handle my integration needs? I’ve been handling my integrations with no platform up until now.” I understand that perspective, and as a software architect with a career spent in middleware and back-end integration,

5 IT leaders share their proudest moments

In the past year, organizations around the world — regardless of industry — have been faced with unprecedented disruption. Organizations have needed to change day-to-day activities and entire operating models. Now more than ever, having a strong digital strategy in place is key to success. We have looked to digital leaders for their best practices and strategy moving forward. We had the opportunity to hear from MuleSoft customers about their proudest accomplishment on their digital transformation journey.

What is digital design? Why it’s essential to define digital ambition

Every day, businesses are working toward becoming a ‘digital’ enterprise — but what does it mean to become digital? 

Digital design is far more than simply putting your business online; it is changing the people, process, and technology operations of an organization. Thus the term ‘digital transformation’ was coined to show that this is a change in company strategy and not just a simple project. Organizations completely transform the way they operate.