Digital Transformation: Threat or Opportunity?

Posted by Vinay Babu Yella on 15 Jan, 2019

Digital Transformation is for a company the difference between winning and losing. Companies that were once great are now extinct. For example: Toys "R" Us was once a successful toys store chain, but now out of business after Amazon shook up the retail market with online e-commerce offering customers with greater selection, lower price, and better customer experience. In some cases, much younger companies (for example: Uber, Airbnb, Stripe) are emerging as major disruptors in their industry, using their digital platforms that prove to be a threat to their competitors. Over the past twenty years, it has been proven that the industry disruptors where the first to embrace Digital Transformation, and those other companies that followed were successful by surviving the competition.

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Topics: Digital Transformation, Strategy, Digital Strategy, API Strategy, API Management, Microservices, ESB, Data Analytics, Stream Processor, Identity and Access Management, IoT, WSO2 API, WSO2 ESB, WSO2 Enterprise Service Bus, WSO2 EI, WSO2 Enterprise Integrator, WSO2 IOT, WSO2 Stream Processor, Cloud

New waves of innovation

Posted by Ruben van der Zwan on 18 Dec, 2018
Every year in January, Las Vegas is home to the world’s biggest electronic show, CES. Over 180,000 international visitors will marvel for four days at the latest and greatest in consumer electronics but also business-to-business electronics. At CES we are bound to learn about all kinds of innovations that perhaps will add value to your business. In this blog, I will tell you a little bit more about CES and how you can add value to your business.
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Topics: Strategy, Digital Strategy, API Strategy, API Management, APIs, API, WSO2 API

Microservices and Integration will be the themes of 2019

Posted by Ruben van der Zwan on 11 Dec, 2018

About this time last year, I predicted that these five IT-related themes would play an important role in 2018: API-first, IoT, Blockchain, Microservices and Automated Stacks. Now, one year later, let’s look back if the predictions became reality and to see what awaits us in the coming year.

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Topics: Strategy, Digital Strategy, API Strategy, API Management, Microgateway, Microservices, Integration, Open Source Software, Blockchain, IoT, Automated Stacks, API

The Instant API Business Model

Posted by Ruben van der Zwan on 4 Dec, 2018

When you look at APIs, they are the interface to services running on computers and systems across the world, but APIs can also constitute a business model for organizations, and I believe that it is possible to have an instant API business model using available public data. Let me explain what I mean by instant. I'm convinced that you can just fire up some scripts and you will have a business that you can run in with under a day. Let’s drill down a little bit. When you’re talking about APIs in a business model, there are some things that you need to do. First you need to have an API which should provide information that will interest people, otherwise people will not be willing to pay for it.

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

What is an API-first Strategy?

Posted by Ruben van der Zwan on 27 Nov, 2018

You might have heard the term 'API-first strategy'. Any idea what it is? It actually depends on who you talk to, as there are as many definitions as there are vendors using that term. Like often is the case in IT. In this blog, I will give you my opinion what an API- first strategy is and how to realize it.

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Topics: Strategy, Digital Strategy, Digital Transformation, API Strategy, API Management, APIs, WSO2 API