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

Testing your WSO2 proxies and APIs with SoapUI

Posted by Rob Blaauboer on 6 Dec, 2018

In my role as WSO2 Trainer at Yenlo I regularly need to check the training materials. With the advent of WUM (WSO2 Update Manager) we go to a delivery cycle of new WSO2 product releases that warrant the use of a tool to test if all labs in the training still work. I want to be able to deploy a car file to a new server for training (i.e. a new patched version of WSO2 Enterprise Integrator) and run tests. In essence, this is the same goal as a regular test for any production environment. So, I’ve spent some time developing a set of test cases using SoapUI.

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Topics: WSO2 Proxies, WSO2 API, SoapUI

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

Running WSO2 API Manager 2.5.0 on a different hostname

Posted by Rob Blaauboer on 29 Nov, 2018

When you download WSO2 API Manager and deploy it, it is set to localhost as the hostname. This means you run the API Manager locally (localhost is mapped to the This is perfectly fine if you just want to see what the API Manager does. When you want to go beyond that, for instance doing a Proof of Concept, you will want to install on a server, either locally or even in the cloud. In this blog we will describe the steps you need to take in order to run the API Manager on a different hostname, in this case we will use the hostname and run on an Amazon Instance.

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Topics: Technical, WSO2 API, API Management, API, APIs, WSO2