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  • FORBES: Ecosystems Will Drive Innovation in 2020

    FORBES: Ecosystems Will Drive Innovation in 2020

    In case you missed it, I recently became a member of the Forbes Technology Council. For my first article, I wrote about the effect that application ecosystems will have on innovation in...

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  • Best Practices for Defining API Integration User Stories

    Best Practices for Defining API Integration User Stories

    Step 1: Define User Stories [Blog Series] Product managers are responsible for determining the services and applications that are used by their customers and figuring out how to get...

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  • Modernizing Data in the Financial Application Ecosystem

    Modernizing Data in the Financial Application Ecosystem

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  • The Open Banking Horizon

    The Open Banking Horizon

    According to McKinsey & Co., “Open Banking can be defined as a collaborative model in which banking data is shared through APIs between two or more unaffiliated parties to deliver...

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  • 2019 Gartner Application Strategies & Solutions Summit Follow-up

    2019 Gartner Application Strategies & Solutions Summit Follow-up

    This year’s Gartner Application Strategies & Solutions Summit was chock-full of useful information on best practices for developing and architecting APIs and how to best go about...

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  • The Convergence of API Management and iPaaS. Are you ready?

    The Convergence of API Management and iPaaS. Are you ready?

    Should API management and iPaaS or ESBs really be separate platforms? Are the issues faced by today’s developers, IT Managers, Product Managers, and the like, such as...

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  • Happy Holidays from Cloud Elements!

    Happy Holidays from Cloud Elements!

    It’s that time of year again! It’s always surprising how quickly the holidays come around, but thank goodness they do.

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  • Bulk API: Pumping Up Data Movement

    Bulk API: Pumping Up Data Movement

    Forget everything you know about bulk APIs. Cloud Elements is changing the game. Feel like you need more muscle when it comes to moving data into or out of your application in bulk?...

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  • Creating an Integrated Human Capital Management (HCM) System

    Creating an Integrated Human Capital Management (HCM) System

    Disconnected business applications have always created barriers for employees across any organization. Yet as many disciplines have been improved, and integrated, HR systems have...

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  • EPI-USE Strategic Partnership

    EPI-USE Strategic Partnership

    From acquisitions, funding rounds, and the growth of applications across hybrid environments, the last two years in the integration industry have been nothing short of eye-opening....

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  • Calculating the Cost of API Integration

    Calculating the Cost of API Integration

    The process of API integration takes more time and money than most would imagine. When considering building a custom integration into a cloud service, it’s important to map out these...

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  • The Integrated Future of FinTech

    The Integrated Future of FinTech

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  • How to Improve Your API Integration Capabilities

    How to Improve Your API Integration Capabilities

    The average enterprise runs on 100s to 1000s of applications. This digital transformation requires a mix of internal and external applications that all need to be integrated. APIs are...

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  • The Role of API Integration in Open Banking

    The Role of API Integration in Open Banking

    The State of Open Banking Research Report 2019 Open banking is now a reality in Europe and the UK. For Banks and FinTechs, meeting the PSD2 (Revised Payment Service Directive)...

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  • 5 Tips For a Successful Sibos Experience

    5 Tips For a Successful Sibos Experience

    For the very first time, Sibos 2019 will take place in London at ExCeL between 23-26 September. For those who don’t know, it’s an annual exhibition and networking event for the...

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  • The State of Open Banking 2019 [Report]

    The State of Open Banking 2019 [Report]

    Read the 2019 State of Open Banking Report, the most comprehensive breakdown of the banking industry's challenges, trends, and role of API Integration.

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  • Integrating Applications 101: API Integration Best Practices

    Integrating Applications 101: API Integration Best Practices

    Great APIs can make great integrations, but like the APIs they connect, integrations can be unique and vary wildly. Nonetheless, integration is no longer a nice-to-have product feature...

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  • 15 Unmissable Technology Events for Your Calendar This Fall

    15 Unmissable Technology Events for Your Calendar This Fall

    Similar to last year, we’ve rounded up the technology conferences you should check out for the last half of the year. Our curated, chronological list offers something for all...

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  • Are you Selling a Product or Platform? | Cloud Elements

    Are you Selling a Product or Platform? | Cloud Elements

    In the 2018 State of API Integration Report, one of the key themes we uncovered was an increasing preference to pursue a platform strategy. We learned that APIs are the fuel which...

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  • Cloud Elements New Strategic Investors: SAP and ServiceNow

    Cloud Elements New Strategic Investors: SAP and ServiceNow

    Today is an exciting day for Cloud Elements as we announced new strategic investments from SAP and ServiceNow, together with the appointment of Doug Gilkey as the company’s first Chief...

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