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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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How APIs can help CURE the Innovator’s Dilemma

Let’s face it: digital transformation isn’t about digitizing. Every company is already using digital information and software applications, and those who are converting paper records and processes to digital ones are hardly getting…
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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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How API standards underpin an effective API strategy

At MuleSoft, we’ve worked hard to develop programs and guidelines to help our customers and the market see APIs as more than just project outcomes. APIs are digital products, worthy of respect throughout their whole lifetime, and critical…
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Facebook, privacy, and the delicate data dance

As a consequence of the recent FTC investigation, Facebook cut off friend data access for Microsoft and Sony and announced an overhaul of its API. Facebook’s privacy changes will impact dozens of partners that have been using the Facebook…
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Enable AI without compromising on cybersecurity

Many businesses today are trying to augment and improve their customer, partner, and employee experiences by leveraging artificial intelligence and bots, yet grapple with the issue of cybersecurity. We’ve all heard of the numerous accounts…
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Developers in the API ecosystem: a discussion with Caroline Lewko of WIP

One of the most important parts of an organization’s API ecosystem is the community of developers who build applications that consume its APIs. The success of an API strategy often depends on understanding the target audience of developers…
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4 Ms of monetization, marketplaces, and APIs

Mike Amundsen recently joined MuleSoft as API Strategy Advisor. Mike is a well-known API expert in the global software engineering community and has authored and co-authored numerous books including “RESTful Web APIs,” “Microservice…
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Let customer experience drive your API strategy

As more business people become exposed to the API economy – the idea of turning business capabilities into APIs that are subsequently monetized in some way – they often race to the most obvious question: What should my strategy…
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To deliver on AI’s promise: Take the brain from the jar

Companies need to take the AI brain “out of the jar”; using application networks that enable AI to plug in and out of any data source or capability.Everyone, including MuleSoft, is talking about artificial intelligence (AI). The…