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

How to crush digitalization using the IT trends of 2018

Posted by Ruben van der Zwan on 19 Dec, 2017

If 2017 was “talk the talk”, 2018 will definitely be “walk the walk”. Last year, the idea of digital transformation was a vague, new promise that was both appreciated and distrusted by the business world. Sure, CEOs, CIOs and IT managers all knew change was coming, but they didn’t think it would be such a great deal. But that was last year. The IT trends of 2017 (including IoT, Blockchain and rising star API) have sunk in, and new legislations like GDPR and PSD2 force companies to re-invent their business. So why not re-invent right now? In this article, I tell you how to crush digitalization using the IT trends of 2018.

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Topics: IoT, API, Identity and Access Management, Integration, NoOps, Blockchain, Automated Stacks, Microservices

FOMO is real: join the Blockchain technology movement

Posted by Ruben van der Zwan on 17 Oct, 2017

People that suffer from FOMO (Fear Of Missing Out) aren’t the disruptors of this world. They’ll follow trends, and deploy new techniques because they see others do the same. This often results in them spending money on things they don’t understand so they’re missing out on the important things. But when it comes to Blockchain, FOMO is real. Not because you’ll suffer when you don’t get involved, but simply because it would be a wasted opportunity. The Blockchain technology is about to knock the socks off traditional bankers, and you can be a part of the movement. And if it’s your socks that are on the line, you can use the current developments to adapt. Because believe me: you don’t want to miss this.         

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Topics: Digital Transformation, Blockchain