Don’t do IT like the roads in Istanbul

Traffic jam

A recent trip to Istanbul got me thinking about enterprise IT architecture. Seriously! If you’ve ever been to Istanbul, you’ll know that it’s a fast-growing, vibrant, and dynamic city. Unfortunately, the roads can also be very congested at times, taking hours to get from one side of the megacity to the other.

The worst is when you’re stuck in a taxi without a safety belt, no AC, it’s the summer, and you’re trying to cross the Bosphorus (millions of people cross the grand total of two bridges across the two sides of the river every day).

Mind the digital gap: Do more with less in Public Sector IT

Mind The Digital Gap

How do you do more with less?

This is the billion-pound question and one that is even more urgent in the UK public sector today. Years of austerity and government pressures to break up monolithic contracts have left the public sector scrambling to squeeze as much as they can from what they have. Against this backdrop, I was not surprised to see the Head of the National Audit Office (NAO) recently highlight the “digital capability gap” that’s still apparent across government.

Runtime Manager 1.5.0 release

Anypoint Platform vision and Summer 2016 updates

In our previous Runtime Manager blog, Production Lifecycle for IT operations,  we covered the importance of a production lifecycle and effective monitoring and management strategies for IT Operators. This is to ensure that critical business operations are running at all time. In this blog, we will be going over how MuleSoft’s Anypoint Runtime Manager enables IT Operators to significantly reduce their MTTI (Mean time to identification) &

APIs: a culture shift for the enterprise

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When we hear the word “disruption” we usually think of start-ups taking over a particular space through an innovative approach. Instead of renting an expensive hotel room or car, start-up companies utilize the power of the shared economy and built apps for us to save money and access those resources on demand. Another example can be with music. No longer do we buy music and deal with storage. Instead, streaming music is easy, painless, and we can use our storage for other apps and files.

Upcoming webinar: What going digital really means for IT

IT professional

Everybody wants to transform digitally. Our recent survey showed that 96% of businesses are either executing digital transformation initiatives or are planning to start them soon. This is ideal for companies that are looking to improve their processes, delight their customers and stakeholders, and bring new products and services to market to keep ahead of digital disruption.

The problem, however, is that most businesses misunderstand what digital transformation actually is.

The CIO’s top priority: accelerating change

What’s the one thing that will set your business apart from the pack? According to our founder Ross Mason, it’s the rising role of integration and an emphasis on speed.

In a conversation with the Wall Street Journal, Ross elaborated further: “The way in which companies are driving their competitive advantage is … in the way in which they can move the information and the assets they have around their organization and deliver that to their consumers in the right way.

The top 3 obstacles to digital transformation

There are very few businesses that aren’t undergoing some form of digital transformation. As our founder, Ross Mason, points out, “Business as we know it is under enormous pressure…No company is too big to have the rug pulled from under it. It is no longer about the big eating the small; it is now about the fast eating the slow.” Businesses know that they have to change to keep up with the digital revolution,

Production Lifecycle for IT operations: Anypoint Platform vision and June 2016 updates

According to a May 2015 survey conducted by the Harvey Nash Group and KPMG, 59% of CIOs and other IT executives face a skills shortage. In parallel, the goals and demands of the business continue to rise, which is forcing CIOs everywhere to do more with less. The need to build, deploy, and maintain applications and APIs at a faster rate, with a lighter focus on setup and training and a heavier focus on making sure the business is running smoothly is apparent.  

Upcoming webinar: Best Practices for Microservices

Microservices is one of the hottest technology trends of 2016. But what do microservices actually mean for your business? How can you implement them in the right way? And what tools are available to help you?

Join us at our upcoming webinar, Best Practices for Microservices, to learn how microservices can help your organization achieve digital transformation.

Attendees will learn:

  • What microservices are and why they are an increasingly popular architecture
  • How to implement microservices in the right way for your organization
  • Our recommendations on how microservices can exist alongside your legacy systems

Today’s hypercompetitive business environment demands increased agility and flexibility from the IT organization,

Digital Transformation Trends to Watch: APIs Ignite a Cultural Shift Within Businesses

Digital transformation isn’t only a key business strategy, it’s an inexorable force that every business in every industry must contend with. But digital transformation brings with it great advantages if the entire business rises to the challenge. However, in organizations today, there is a significant misalignment between business priorities and IT investments, hindering digital transformation initiatives and directly putting revenue at risk. Released today, MuleSoft’s second annual Connectivity Benchmark Report reveals this growing issue and the role of APIs in enabling digital transformation.