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Common Data Mistakes - And What to do About Them

By Peter Edlund 31 May 2021

We talk a lot about data security and the threats posed by attacks from hackers and other actors. The risk posed is real and should be taken seriously. However, there is another weak link when it comes to securing the data that makes a business tick - and that’s you. Whether you are an employer, employee, or a stakeholder, the importance of understanding how to handle data is critical. 

Topics: Data analysis edi compliance Data security
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Future-Proofing Your Business With API Governance

By Peter Edlund 24 May 2021

In the race to get ahead of competitors, it can be easy to overlook the importance of API governance. As the beating heart of digital transformation strategies for companies, a structured oversight for APIs is essential. The role of a governance structure is to ensure existing APIs are: 

Topics: automation API solutions governance
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Optimized APIs Equals an Optimized Business

By Peter Edlund 17 May 2021

To understand the impact of API performance on a business, we need to look at how users and customers behave online. Almost half of the internet users expect web pages to load in two seconds or less, with each second of loading time potentially leading to a 7% drop in conversions. In these instances, time does cost money. 

Topics: Integration API solutions network
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Data Governance in the Digital Economy

By Peter Edlund 30 Apr 2021

Data governance describes the process that oversees the management of the availability, integrity, security, and usability of data within enterprises. The purpose is to implement policies designed to ensure the quality of data and its usability across systems. The broad spectrum of data governance means that it penetrates every aspect of business operations, particularly as digitization takes hold. 

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APIs and the Fintech Revolution

By Peter Edlund 30 Apr 2021

Cryptocurrency, online banking, peer-to-peer lending: Each of these terms emerged in the last decade under the umbrella of fintech, the fast-emerging industry that combines finance and technology. The day-to-day impact of fintech can be seen in all aspects of business, such as contactless payments, cheaper and quicker international transfers, and more efficient and easy-to-use accounting software.

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The Gatekeepers of Tech: API Gateway

By Peter Edlund 30 Apr 2021

The sheer amount of data processed on a day-to-day basis poses a challenge to anyone and anything. According to the latest estimates, 2.5 quintillion bytes of data are being generated each day. To get your head around this figure - here’s what it looks like in numerical terms: 

2,500,000,000,000,000,000 

Put in another way; if you were to find this many American pennies, it would cover Earth - five times over. Data velocity is only set to increase in the coming years, and companies need to build the infrastructure to manage the data efficiently. A vital component of this are API gateways.  

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The Value of Data Management - And How to Do It Right

By Peter Edlund 30 Apr 2021

When “Moneyball” was first released in 2011, it revealed the secrets to the success of the unfancied Oakland Athletics baseball team’s 20 game winning streak in 2002. The secret was the emergence of sports science and a focus on deep data analysis. Much like Warren Buffett’s famous value-based investment model, the Athletics looked out for undervalued players and brought them together to form a winning team. 

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How to Strategize for the API Economy

By Peter Edlund 31 May 2021

Over the last decade, there has been a relentless march towards digitization. Once the preserve of only the most advanced and biggest companies, cloud technology is rapidly becoming the mainstay of business. All companies, large or small, can now afford to invest in the latest technology that allows for automated processes, faster connections, and more efficient operations. 

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6 Reasons Why Companies Need an API Integration Platform

By Peter Edlund 30 Apr 2021

With the pace of technological evolution and the rise of the digital era, companies can challenge companies to retain their competitive edge. A key aspect is the management of data generated in eye-wateringly record numbers, as illustrated by the fact that 90% of the world’s data was created in the last two years up to 2020 alone.  

For any business, handling and processing this data poses a real challenge, but it can lead to missed opportunities and costly errors for small-to-medium-sized companies. One solution is to turn to an API integration platform that can serve as an efficient gatekeeper to the data flowing in. 

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How Amazon Mastered Ecommerce API

By Peter Edlund 30 Apr 2021

Over the past decade, ecommerce has enjoyed accelerating growth as shoppers become more comfortable with online retail. The full impact of the Covid-19 pandemic is yet to be fully understood, but according to eMarketer, early indications suggest that the global ecommerce market grew by 27.6% to a total value of $4.280 trillion against a pre-pandemic prediction of 16.5% growth.

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