I had the pleasure of joining Ian Faison, founder of Mission.org, to record an episode for the podcast, IT Visionaries. The episode is part of a series hosted by the Salesforce Customer 360 Platform to discuss emerging trends in IT and how you can apply those trends at your organization.
I’ve shared the top five insights from our conversation below. My main hope for you when listening to the podcast and reading this list is that you start thinking about APIs and integration as the drivers of change within your organization.
With more channels, teams, and systems involved than at any point in history, businesses must consider how to deliver complete, connected customer experiences. The answer to this obstacle is Multidomain MDM and integration.
The cloud market is on the rise, with organizations drawn to the promise of increased agility, reduced costs and improved operational efficiency. According to Gartner, the worldwide public cloud services market is projected to grow 21.4 percent, from $153.5 billion in 2017 to $186.4 billion in 2018. Yet, while most organizations are using multiple clouds or deploying hybrid cloud environments, it is rarely part of a thought-out strategy. More often than not, various parts of the business adopt different cloud solutions ad hoc,
San Francisco was full of energy during Dreamforce 2018 as over 170,000 registered attendees poured into the city for the second largest software conference in the world. Digital transformation, specifically building connected customer experiences, was a key theme at the conference and integration is a key part of delivering that experience. For four days, attendees explored the strategic value of integration through MuleSoft’s Integration Keynote and over 60 breakout sessions.
Integration is one of the most strategic initiatives a company can invest in today. It is at the heart of connected customer experiences, allowing organizations to unlock valuable data across legacy systems, cloud apps and devices to make smarter, faster decisions. It’s what MuleSoft is all about: helping organizations change and innovate faster by making it easy to connect the world’s applications, data and devices.
I’ve been an Integration Architect in IT engineering here at MuleSoft for about one and a half years. When I arrived, our group had a full queue of potential development projects, but were still maintaining many legacy and point-to-point applications created by external developers outside of IT. Each application was designed well and accomplished singular goals that satisfied the use cases from the business owners, but it’s been challenging to maintain these legacy applications within the context of our ever-evolving products.
Logging is arguably one of the most neglected tasks on any given project. It’s not uncommon for teams to consider logging as a second-class citizen and it is usually taken for granted; until, of course, the team goes live and try to troubleshoot anything.
MuleSoft provides the most widely used integration platform for connecting any application, data source or API, whether in the cloud or on-premises. With Anypoint Platform®, MuleSoft delivers a complete integration experience built on proven open source technology, eliminating the pain and cost of point-to-point integration. Anypoint Platform includes CloudHub™ iPaaS, Mule ESB™, and a unified solution for API management™, design and publishing.