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Achieving Data Mastery in the Digital Economy

By Peter Edlund 11 Oct 2021

As one publication succinctly puts it:  

“The digital economy is becoming ordinary.” 

This is the reality of today’s global economy. It is, to all intents and purposes, a digital economy. How companies operate, how transactions are made, and even how we interact with each other - is now largely done through technology. And if you don’t have a data-driven business to adapt to the present era, then you will be left behind. 

Topics: Data Integration digital transformation data management
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Big Data and Digital Evolution in Healthcare

By Peter Edlund 4 Oct 2021

The term “digital transformation” is often heard on this blog, and it is happening around us. However, is that an accurate description of what is going on, or should we use “digital evolution” instead? Few companies can afford to completely overhaul their systems simultaneously with all the disruption it causes. Many businesses prefer an organized and structured approach towards digital maturity. 

Topics: Integration Data API solutions data management
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The API Economy: What Can it Solve?

By Peter Edlund 27 Sep 2021

We talk about the API economy a lot on this blog, and rightly so. APIs have been and will continue to be at the heart of the digitalization of the world economy. As global supply chains, networks, and businesses become ever more integrated, APIs have enabled those systems to communicate and transfer data efficiently. 

Topics: API solutions finance data compliance API governance
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How Integration Supports HR Teams

By Peter Edlund 20 Sep 2021

Many organizations will have multiple data sets across different parts of their systems. Much of the data will contain similar, if not duplicate, information about the same people. This doesn’t only affect clients and external stakeholders. In fact, in some cases, most of the data will be on internal systems and employees, presenting a challenge for HR teams. 

Topics: Data Integration API solutions security human resources operations
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APIs are Driving the Digital Transformation of the Insurance Industry: Here’s How

By Peter Edlund 13 Sep 2021

While it might not trigger a passionate discussion around a dinner table, there’s no doubt insurance is a necessary part of life. Whether you drive a car, own or rent a house, or booked a holiday - it’s likely that we’ve had to pay for insurance at some point in our lives. And it is that necessity that drives the value of the industry, which stood at $5.8 trillion in 2020. 

Topics: Innovation digital transformation API solutions digitization data management
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APIs Fuelling the Fourth Industrial Revolution

By Peter Edlund 6 Sep 2021

There is still a common idea that the word manufacturing is associated with old factories, building dirty machines, and the din of metal clanging. Not only has this idea been wrong for decades – think of the impressive assembly lines of car manufacturers – it is now being blown out of the water by the fourth industrial revolution. 

Topics: Integration API solutions data management analytics
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Utilizing API-First Design

By Peter Edlund 23 Aug 2021

The idea that APIs are a major driving force in the digital economy is not new. Gartner went as far as saying we were living in an API economy back in 2016. In just five short years, the world has become ever more driven by data and cloud-based systems.  

Topics: Integration Innovation API solutions data management API-first design
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APIs and Blockchain: Friend or Foe

By Peter Edlund 9 Aug 2021

The emergence of blockchain has been synonymous with the rise of crypto. However, blockchain is revolutionizing many aspects of technology, such as supply chains, data management, and security. It operates in similar areas to APIs – which commands the question, can APIs and blockchain work together, or do they clash? 

Topics: Integration API solutions network data management blockchain
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Digitization and Digitalization: The Roadmap to Digital Transformation

By Peter Edlund 26 Jul 2021

When people talk about digitization and digitalization, it’s easy to think they are essentially discussing the same concept. Even those uttering those words may be making the same assumption. However, there are a few small but significant differences between the two terms.  

Topics: Integration digital transformation digitization
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API Trends in 2021

By Peter Edlund 12 Jul 2021

In 2020, businesses faced down the challenges posed by successive lockdowns and social distancing through embracing digital transformation. Few could have imagined API trends would have been accelerated so quickly and extensively. The global economic picture has been shaken, and like a kaleidoscope, the patterns are starting to fall back into place. 

Topics: Data analysis Cloud API solutions AI development API governance