3 chargeback speedbumps to avoid to supercharge API reuse

Enterprise chargeback (the practice of formalizing a distributed carrying cost program for shared assets) is a conundrum. It should be easy but it’s not. Group X used Y, so they should pay Z. Sounds simple right? Go ahead. Ask people who’ve attempted to create a chargeback model for a shared development platform and they’ll likely either laugh or cry. It’s not that envisioning the model that’s so fraught with peril, it’s the adoption problem. Nobody wants to do the cost accounting work.

Creating the perfect storm for change: Unlocking reuse with the right conditions

Some things in life cannot be pursued directly. Success and happiness, as noted in Viktor Frankl’s Man’s Search for Meaning, come to mind. Enterprise software reuse is another outcome that cannot be directly pursued. Reuse, like happiness or success, happens when the conditions are right. This concept is specifically important if your enterprise is looking to drive software reuse, and ultimately aiming to create an application network. This is because it’s instructive in telling you what to aim for;

Guide to turning your composable enterprise vision into a reality

September 18 2020

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Application networks and APIs are a key enabler of the composable enterprise, creating a more agile organization and allowing for rapid responses to changes in market conditions, technology disruption, and business demands. 

Adopting an API-led approach in your composable enterprise allows each newly developed API to add incremental value to your overall application network and market place. It allows new capabilities and architectures to emerge over time,

Intelligent integration: Artificial general intelligence and composite Mule components

September 15 2020

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I have no doubt we will see artificial general intelligence (AGI) in my lifetime. For those wondering, AGI is a machine that has the capacity to understand or learn any intellectual task that a human being can. A number of tests have been proposed for this intelligence. One of these requires a machine to enter an average American home and figure out how to make coffee: find the coffee machine, find the coffee,

Context-driven discovery of your most strategic and reusable APIs

September 2 2020

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As your marketplace of reusable APIs grows, the flywheel effect and the return on value increases exponentially through savings in IT cost. The economies of scale potential can be the driver for more strategic focus and investment toward discovery and delivery of such foundational and reusable APIs within your organization.

The challenges that lie ahead amid the rise of the composable enterprise

The demand for flexible business models from our consumers is at an all-time high, re-assembling and re-composing organization’s digital products at a faster pace is the top priority of stakeholders. Purchased off-the-shelf applications are not fluid enough to keep pace, an application layer that provides active personalization of business capabilities is required to satisfy expectations from customers — and is key to making the composable enterprise dream a reality. 

Take it from a serial consultant that helps organizations in their composable enterprise journey — we have learned that the challenges ahead are real.

How a multinational software provider saves millions of dollars per year with reusable integration assets

September 23 2019

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In my first blog post of this 3-part series, I introduced the concept of reuse and return on integration assets (ROIA). In the second post, I shared a simple framework you can leverage to calculate ROIA to help inform integration development prioritization. In this post, I’ll share how one MuleSoft customer (I’ll call them “Tech, Inc.”) creates millions of dollars in value per year through reuse. 

A global bank’s mortgage integration made easy with reusable APIs

Bank mortgage integration

Picking up where I left off in my last blog on one global bank’s integration journey — this is an overview of how the bank realized immediate benefits of leveraging MuleSoft’s API-led connectivity approach.

How microservices can benefit your business

microservices concept

No company, no matter its size or industry, is safe from disruption. It’s easier than ever for new entrants to enter a market and turn entire industries upside down. Unless organizations can nimbly innovate at the speed of their competition, they will be left behind, and large organizations with calcified processes and structures will be hit the hardest.

Untangling B2B file exchange integration with API-led connectivity

B2B file exchange

The orchestration of system-to-system file transfers by enterprises with external trading partners (commonly known as B2B file transfer) has been around for decades; as far back as the beginning of standard network protocols.