WSO2EASY - Publishing to Multiple API Stores with WSO2 API Manager

Posted by Rob Blaauboer on 2 Nov, 2017

Normally, when you publish an API it will be available in one store. Given the visibility settings it will either be publicly visible, visible to a domain or specific to a role. But what if you want to publish to one or two external API stores as well? Can you do that? Yes you can, quite easily actually. But there are some caveats that you need to be aware of.

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Topics: WSO2 API, API

Keep calm, fix your data strategy and be GDPR compliant

Posted by Ruben van der Zwan on 10 Oct, 2017

Having fixed the PSD2 matter (if you didn’t, read this article), it’s time to fix that other abbreviation that messes with your data strategy. Unlike PSD2, GDPR does not exactly come with new opportunities that help you become a company of the future. It’s a wakeup call for the business world to pay more attention to customer privacy. A wakeup call with serious consequences, that is. But not all is lost. When well informed, there’s nothing standing in your way of running a kick ass business that complies with all governmental regulations at the same time. So, keep calm, and read this blog. 

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Topics: API, APIs, API Management, API Strategy, GDPR

Who’s to blame: sector disruptors or sector disruptees?

Posted by Ruben van der Zwan on 3 Oct, 2017

Not everyone loves Uber. The company came marching in and gave the taxi industry a hard time by lowering prices and stealing customers. They didn’t have licenses or insurance and they didn’t comply with any of the rules that keep established taxi drivers hostage. Or at least that’s how the established taxi drivers felt it. Customers loved it, though. They finally got the service and flexibility they longed for, and started using the Uber app en masse. Result: taxi rates dropped, customers were lost and Uber got sued for unfair competition (also en masse). Who’s to blame here? Was it disruptor Uber that changed the game? Or did the taxi industry had it coming? And why do you need to know the answer? I’ll tell you in this article.

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Topics: API, Digital Transformation, API Strategy

How to fool visual recognition tools (and how to foolproof them)

Posted by Ruben van der Zwan on 15 Aug, 2017

Robots and autonomously operating devices are scary. They’ll probably outsmart us eventually and take over the world. When this happens, mankind is doomed, as you don’t argue with out-of-control monsters with superior reasoning skills. Luckily for us, this is not A Space Odyssey by Stanley Kubrick, but real life. And although future machines will be far superior in many tasks, we’re still a long way from developing such creatures (if we ever will). But that doesn’t mean we don’t have issues. When it comes to device safety, it’s still our fellow human beings that form the biggest threat. People with bad online intentions (A.K.A black hat hackers) keep on finding new ways of sabotaging autonomously operating devices that were developed to make our lives better, easier and safer. How do they do it? And more importantly: can you stop them?

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Topics: IoT, API

3 ways how IT is reshaping the automotive industry

Posted by Ruben van der Zwan on 8 Aug, 2017

Cars used to be judged by their looks, speed, power, and rims. Slick car salesmen knew exactly how to sell them and made big money by making the headlights shine and remotely opening the sunroof. Those days are long gone. Slick salesmen are out of fashion, and the car dashboard is where the real magic happens. Today, a great car can be recognized by the degree to which it resembles a computer. It’s no coincidence that CES, the global consumer electronics and consumer technology tradeshow in Las Vegas has all major car brands as exhibitors. Great news for drivers, that benefit from cool tools that come with every Tesla or BMW they buy. But what about you? How can your company use the digital storm that rages through the automotive industry? In this blog, we’ll tell you about three interesting options.

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Topics: API