The Digital Imagination of PostNL

Posted by Ruben van der Zwan on 12 Mar, 2019
We have been sending fewer and fewer letters in recent years. After all, electronic communication is faster and cheaper. Despite this fact, Dutch postal provider PostNL is working hard on innovations in the field of traditional letterbox mail. Isn’t that strange? A market that is getting smaller and still investing money in innovation? Couldn’t the money be spent better elsewhere?
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Topics: WSO2 API, Digital Transformation, API Management, API Strategy, Digital Strategy, Strategy

Working with the command line WSO2 API Manager tool

Posted by Rob Blaauboer on 7 Mar, 2019

The latest version of WSO2’s API manager, version 2.5.0, has an additional tool to download that will make it easier for you to copy an API or an application from one environment to the other. People who are knowledgeable about the API manager can say: hang on, don’t we have that already? And they’re partly right. There is a tool that will allow you to import or export an API that has been created on the API manager. It is called API – import – export and is actually a war file that is deployed on the API manager itself in the webapps directory. My colleague Daniel Stevanović wrote a blog about it way back in 2015. 

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Topics: WSO2 API, API Management, Technical

See the Invisible

Posted by Ruben van der Zwan on 5 Mar, 2019

There is a saying “he/she has eyes in the back of his/her head”. This means as much as the ability to see what is happening behind you. With the advent of inexpensive cameras mounted in your car this is a reality. Look at dashcams from for instance Nextbase. Just put one in your car and you can record what is happening in front of you as well as behind you. When autonomous driving matures, we will see more and more cameras being mounted in a car together with all kinds of other technology.

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Topics: WSO2 ESB, WSO2 API, ESB, IoT, Digital Transformation, WSO2 Enterprise Integrator, API Management, API Strategy, WSO2 EI, WSO2 Enterprise Service Bus, Digital Strategy, Strategy

YAPE: The Delivery Robot

Posted by Ruben van der Zwan on 26 Feb, 2019

The largest consumer electronics and business-to-business show CES was held early January and you will probably have heard about all of the new technology that was shown there. We have seen a roll up TV from LG, TVs that are able to display content in 8K (even though there is no content available), controversy about a robotics award that was granted and then retracted and more than 1200 startups displaying their products and services in Eureka Park. Fifty of them were Dutch and there were some very innovative products and solutions that they were showing.

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Topics: Digital Transformation, API Management, API Strategy, Digital Strategy, Strategy

Here Mobility

Posted by Ruben van der Zwan on 12 Feb, 2019

If you want to go from A to B, you have a number of options. You can go by foot, bike, car or public transport. Of course, there are other modes of transportation like boats and planes but let’s imagine that you want to travel from Amsterdam to Rotterdam. You can go online to see what the possibilities for public transport are, times the trains go, if there might be a bus, taxi, flight or rideshare to get you on your journey. Just go to Google Maps and there you have it. But what if you actually want to get a bus, taxi or rideshare?

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Topics: Digital Transformation, APIs, API Management, API Strategy, Digital Strategy, Smart Transit, Strategy