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All articles written by Ruben van der Zwan

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Ruben van der Zwan

Ruben is CEO and founder of Yenlo. He is an IT visionary from the first hour, and always working on creating better ICT solutions. Ruben believes that with technology, we can bring the people in this world together and bring prosperity to everyone. Ruben is an evangelist of open source technology, integration platforms, and WSO2 in particular. He is a frequent speaker on international conferences.

IT trends for 2020

IT trends for 2020

By Ruben van der Zwan

Nowadays, it’s said that “Platform economy” becomes mainstream in the Digital Transformation. What does it actually mean? How will it evolve in the coming years? And what about microservices and...

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Bye-bye technology?

By Ruben van der Zwan

Have you ever considered how much technology has been introduced in the last 30 years? It’s really remarkable. Some...

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There goes your business

By Ruben van der Zwan

It sounds a bit like a nightmare, you go to bed and when you wake up your business is gone. I don’t mean gone in the sense of a fire, flood or earthquake. What I mean is that your business disappeared because there’s no demand. It might seem far-fetched, but when you think about it you can really see it all around you. Let’s take an example that played out over the last 20 years or so. Of course, 20 years is not overnight but bear with me while I explain.

Survival of the Agile

Survival of the agile

By Ruben van der Zwan

Agile is not one ‘thing’ but a number of approaches or methodologies to develop faster. Think about Scrum, Kanban and other frameworks. The Wikipedia definition describes the broader view. But agility is about one word in the dictionary definition: Adaptable! For me, agility is being able to change course as quickly as possible. Your IT should be like a speedboat, not an oil tanker. Mind you, I am talking more about the manoeuvrability in this case than about speed.

Faster time to market with WSO2 Cloud and WSO2 API Manager

Faster Time to Market with Cloud and APIs

By Ruben van der Zwan

Proverbs embody common wisdom. There is a saying much haste less speed. The meaning of this is of course that if you go too quickly the speed with which you are progressing is lower. This is a saying that we also have in the Netherlands as well as in Germany and even the ancient Greeks had similar saying: “Festina Lente”. The way that we look at the time to market is however changing!

Alternatives in IT

Looking for alternatives

By Ruben van der Zwan

It seems like we're looking constantly for alternatives. We're moving from natural gas to heating and cooking on...