The Magic of Artificial Intelligence

Posted by Ruben van der Zwan on 8 Jan, 2019

Artificial Intelligence is almost a magical process. When you look at it more closely, you find it maybe a bit mysterious how it actually works but it can bring great benefits to your business. Let's dive into this topic in this blog and first start with the Mechanical Turk, a fake chess-playing machine.

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Topics: Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, WSO2 Enterprise Integrator, WSO2 Enterprise Service Bus, WSO2 EI, WSO2 ESB, ESB, Integration

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

Faster Carrier Pigeons

Posted by Ruben van der Zwan on 20 Nov, 2018

Innovation is often the key to success in business. However, we often innovate in a linear fashion, meaning that we just create a new version of something that we currently have. Let me give you an example: If you find carrier pigeons too slow to deliver messages you simply start breeding faster flying pigeons. At one point, you almost inevitably will find that you are reaching the boundaries of what is possible. In this case, for instance, the speed with which a pigeon can fly. So, if you want to make the next step, you need something else if your demands for speedy delivery grows. 

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Topics: Strategy, Integration, Microservices, WSO2, WSO2 EI, WSO2 Enterprise Integrator, WSO2 ESB, WSO2 Enterprise Service Bus

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