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Building a modern B2B strategy with APIs and EDI

Modern supply chain management solutions often rely on both EDI and APIs. EDI is often seen as the business standard for B2B transactions, however, the use of APIs has become more prevalent, especially for real-time data transfer. Businesses…
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An API strategy year in review

API New Year! Before jumping headlong into the new decade, I want to take a moment and revisit some of the API strategy highlights in 2019. I covered several topics on the MuleSoft blog last year, but here are some of the bigger non-blog…
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IT Visionaries Podcast: How to connect the world using APIs and integration

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…
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Combating digital disruption with APIs

This is a summary of a post published by CIO.com. Read the full article here.  Digital disruption is everywhere. We see it in retail with big players like Amazon, the transportation industry with applications like Uber and Lyft, and AirBnB…
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The blockers and catalysts of digital transformation – part 2

In part 1, I presented how we digitalized and transformed the traditional assisted transport service of an NGO. The transformative change from digitalization to digital transformation is challenging because it requires change. The following…
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Around the world of APIs in 80 days

The API economy isn’t just hot air It is finally happening. After ten years of prophecies, preaching, and product launches, the API economy has crossed the chasm. And it’s happening worldwide. In the past three months, I’ve…
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Five stages of the API product lifecycle

Just like any product, APIs have their own lifecycle with distinct phases. And recognizing them means you can take advantage of them by focusing on the right aims and the proper convenance at each step along the way. This was one of the key…
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The blockers and catalysts of digital transformation – part 1

How many have you heard that you need APIs for digital transformation? How about that this also requires cultural transformation? Let me guess: too many! Businesses are struggling when it comes to knowing what to look for, what actions to…
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How Salesforce uses MuleSoft to onboard employees

At MuleSoft, we often talk about the power of integrating data and leveraging APIs to build connected customer experiences. But as we talk to CIOs and business leaders, they equally stress the importance of building connected employee experiences.…
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Digital twins: IoT and the application network

A surprise awaited me as I arrived to a recent analyst briefing. My scheduled analyst, the one responsible for integration, had to cancel. His replacement was the analyst responsible for IoT. What were we going to talk about? As it turns out,…