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Ruben van der Zwan

As Co-Founder and CEO of Yenlo, I am an IT-visionair and from the first hour. I believe that digitalization enables companies to grow by creating new channels to reach their customers. Important in such a digitalization journey is to avoid lock-in’s by vendors, technology and budget. Therefore, I am a fan of an API-first, Open-Source first and Cloud-first strategy. Obviously Yenlo’s key-focus services are aligned with these key-pillars by combining WSO2 open source technology with a secure and professional cloud-solution: Connext. Our Integration-Platform-as-a-Service solution for medium and large enterprises. Want to learn more? Contact me or join conferences all around the world where I am a frequent speaker.

Don't be afraid of APIs, embrace them!

By Ruben van der Zwan

It’s a real thing: apiphobia. It has less to do with APIs, but more with bees (APIs in Latin). Apiphobia is a fear of bees. But don’t be afraid of bees, they don’t attack people without reason. If...

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...

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A new API design

By Ruben van der Zwan

Automation changes the way processes work. There is no need for a display if a computer is processing insurance...

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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.