Digital Transformation at LAC 2017 - a Retrospective

Posted by Hans Bot on 30 Nov, 2017

This November marked the 19th edition of the Dutch National Architecture Conference LAC – and the first Yenlo sponsored. This year’s conference carried the theme “Digital Transformation”. Three main topics definitely sparked the most interest during and in-between the sessions. 

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Topics: WSO2 API, API, API Management, API Strategy

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

API Management - the Five stages of API Adoption

Posted by Hans Bot on 22 Aug, 2017

Today, APIs are the new frontier in IT strategy and architecture. No matter in what industry you’re looking, doing business digitally is high on the agenda – and APIs are an essential part of the digital menu. At Yenlo, we’re enjoying the fortune of working with many companies who are building APIs and implementing API Management for those APIs. Although there are many differences across the different engagements we’re in, there are also remarkable similarities. Similarities in the kind of challenges companies face. And, similarities in the growth paths these companies travel over.

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Topics: WSO2 API, API Management, API Strategy