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MuleSoft Survey: Connectivity Is Driving Business Strategy | @ThingsExpo #IoT #Microservices

Cloud and mobile top the business agenda, but microservices and the Internet of Things are coming up fast

MuleSoft has announced the findings of its 2015 Connectivity Benchmark Report on the adoption and business impact of APIs.

The findings suggest traditional businesses are quickly evolving into "composable enterprises" built out of hundreds of connected software services, applications and devices. Most are embracing the Internet of Things (IoT) and microservices technologies like Docker. A majority are integrating wearables, like smart watches, and more than half plan to generate revenue with APIs within the next year.

Overall, businesses are making APIs a strategic priority as they adapt to cloud, mobile devices and the explosion of Internet-connected sensors.

Among the key results:

APIs Have Arrived

  • Nearly 75 percent of organizations have an API strategy, and more than 50 percent say they are generating revenue through an API or will be within a year.
  • 33 percent of financial services organizations and 50 percent of media/telecom organizations that are deriving revenue from APIs make more than $10 million through this channel.
  • 70 percent of organizations are integrating at least 20 applications; of those making $10 billion or more in revenue, 58 percent are integrating 100 or more applications.

IoT Is Coming Faster Than You Might Think

  • 77 percent say they already have an IoT strategy, and approximately 75 percent of respondents rank the IoT as "very important" or "important" to their business plans over the next 12 months.
  • Respondents indicated that the main driver of their IoT strategy is to improve the customer experience and engagement (41 percent) and improve business operations and maintenance (38 percent).
  • 70 percent of respondents say their organizations are either currently integrating wearables or plan to do so in the next 12 months.

Microservices Are More Than a Buzzword

  • 66 percent of IT decision makers (ITDMs) say microservices will be "important" or "very important" to their business strategy in the next 12 months.

Mobile Is Driving New Investment

  • More ITDMs (60 percent) are increasing their investment in iOS and Android than any other development platform, including Linux, Windows/.NET and AWS.
  • 64 percent of large enterprises, defined as 10,000 employees or more, are investing more in mobile this year than previously.

SaaS Is Still at the Center

  • The largest number of ITDMs (25 percent) cite SaaS as their top integration priority, followed by API development for self-serve IT (14 percent) and business intelligence/machine data analytics (12 percent).

Need for Speed

  • 86 percent of IT respondents say they're under "moderate" to "extreme" pressure to deliver services faster than last year.

"Business success depends on connecting the unconnected. To launch a new product, create a new service or improve what you already have, organizations need to connect applications, data and devices," said Ross Mason, founder and vice president of product strategy, MuleSoft. "It's clear from this report that businesses are taking that truth to heart. They're embracing microservices. They're creating mobile apps. They're laying the groundwork for a world of connected sensors. Above all, they're embracing APIs to make all these connections efficiently. They understand that APIs aren't just tools for integration. They're a way to build a composable business that can adapt, innovate and transform itself faster than the competition."

The complete MuleSoft 2015 Connectivity Benchmark Report can be downloaded here.

Methodology
Between May 1 and May 6, 2015, MuleSoft surveyed 300 IT decision makers (ITDMs) to assess how organizations of all sizes are implementing and planning for APIs, the Internet of Things (IoT), microservices and other connected technologies. The survey's margin of error is +/-4.17 percentage points at a 90 percent confidence interval.

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The World's Largest "Internet of Things" Event, November 3-5 at the Santa Clara Convention Center!
All major researchers estimate there will be tens of billions devices - computers, smartphones, tablets, and sensors - connected to the Internet by 2020. This number will continue to grow at a rapid pace for the next several decades.

With major technology companies and startups seriously embracing IoT strategies, now is the perfect time to attend @ThingsExpo, November 3-5, 2015, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, California. Learn what is going on, contribute to the discussions, and ensure that your enterprise is as "IoT-Ready" as it can be

Delegates to @ThingsExpo will be able to attend four separate, information-packed tracks.

There are 45 breakout sessions in all, with Keynotes, General Sessions, and Power Panels adding to three days of incredibly rich presentations and content.

Join @ThingsExpo conference chair Roger Strukhoff, November 3-5, 2015, for three days of intense IoT discussion and focus.


Photo: General Session - Silicon Valley, November 2014

@ThingsExpo 2015 Silicon Valley
(November 3-5, 2015, Santa Clara Convention Center, CA)

@ThingsExpo 2016 New York
(June 7-9, 2016, Javits Center, Manhattan)

Speaking Proposals Open
@ThingsExpo , co-located with 17th International Cloud Expo - being held November 3-5, 2015, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA - announces that its Call for Papers is open. The Internet of Things (IoT) is the most profound change in personal and enterprise IT since the creation of the Worldwide Web more than 20 years ago.

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Sponsorship Opportunities Open
@ThingsExpo, taking place Nov 3-5, 2015, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA, is co-located with 17th Cloud Expo and will feature technical sessions from a rock star conference faculty and the leading industry players in the world.

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Cisco Keynote: The Internet of Everything: Seizing the Opportunities

Converging digital disruptions is creating a major sea change - Cisco calls this the Internet of Everything (IoE). IoE is the network connection of People, Process, Data and Things, fueled by Cloud, Mobile, Social, Analytics and Security, and it represents a $19Trillion value-at-stake over the next 10 years.

In her keynote at @ThingsExpo, Manjula Talreja, VP of Cisco Consulting Services, discussed IoE and the enormous opportunities it provides to public and private firms alike. She also shared what businesses must do to thrive in the IoE economy, citing examples from several industry sectors.

Microservices & IoT Power Panel at @ThingsExpo New York

In this Power Panel at @DevOpsSummit, moderated by Jason Bloomberg, president of Intellyx, panelists Roberto Medrano, Executive Vice President at Akana; Lori MacVittie, Evangelist for F5 Networks; and Troy Topnik, ActiveState's Technical Product Manager; and Otis Gospodnetić, founder of Sematext; peeled away the buzz and discuss the important architectural principles behind implementing IoT solutions for the enterprise. As remote IoT devices and sensors become increasingly intelligent, they become part of our distributed cloud environment, and we must architect and code accordingly. At the very least, you'll have no problem filling in your buzzword bingo cards.

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Containers & Microservices Expo to Be Colocated with @ThingsExpo Silicon Valley, November 3-5, 2015 at the Santa Clara Convention Center, CA
SYS-CON Events announced on June 9, 2015 at the Javits Center that the 2nd "Containers & Microservices Conference" will take place November 3-5, 2015, at the Santa Clara Convention Center, Santa Clara, CA, and the "Third Containers & Microservices Conference" will take place June 7-9, 2016, at Javits Center in New York City.

Containers and microservices have become topics of intense interest throughout the cloud developer and enterprise IT communities.

Microservices focuses on the business and technology of the software architecture design pattern, in which complex applications are composed of small, independent processes communicating with each other using language-agnostic APIs.

Containers are not being considered for the first time by the cloud community, but a current era of re-consideration has pushed them to the top of the cloud agenda.

Rather than just stuff an OS into a container, for example, developers and deployers should consider a spectrum of microservices and what they can do.

@ThingsExpo Named the World's Most Influential IoT Media Brand

@ThingsExpo has been named the Top Most Influential Internet of Things 'Media Brand' by Onalytica in the ‘The Internet of Things Landscape 2015: Top 100 Individuals and Brands.'

Onalytica analyzed Twitter conversations around the IoT debate to uncover the most influential brands and individuals driving the conversation.

Intel and Cisco have been named the world's most influential IoT brands, followed by SYS-CON Media's global IoT event, @ThingsExpo as the world's most influential IoT media brand. [continued]

New York and Silicon Valley Sponsors and Exhibitors
During our last New York and Silicon Valley events, over 12,000 (audited) delegates registered and participated at @ThingsExpo, in the world's largest Internet of Things event, colocated with Cloud Expo. Our conference delegates met with over 150 of the world's leading technology pioneers that were among the sponsors and exhibitors, including:


SYS-CON Media CEO Carmen Gonzalez (@GonzalezCarmen) at the Javits Center, Manhattan the day before @ThingsExpo New York 2015 opens

Acision, Actifio, ActiveState, AgilePoint, AIC , Akana, AlertLogic, Ambernet, Amplidata, Apacer Memory America Inc., Appcore, AppDynamics, AppZero, Aria Systems, Arista Networks, Automic, Avere Systems, Axis Communications, B2CLOUD, Basic6, Bestwebdesignagencies.com, Bitium, Blue Box , BMC, BroadSoft, Brother , Bsquare, BUMI, CA, Inc., Calm.io, CenturyLink, Ciqada, CiRBA, Cisco, Cloudant, an IBM Company, Cloudian, CoalFire, CodeFutures, COLUMN Technologies, CommVault, connect2.me, Connected Data, CrashPlan/Code42, Creative Business Solutions , Cynny Italia S.r.l, Dasher, dcVAST, DEAC, Dell, DevOps.com, Distrix , DragonGlass, Dyn, Edgecast , ElasticBox, Emcien, Endstream Communications/Open Data Centers, EnterpriseDB, e-SignLive, by Silanis, Esri, Evident.io, FierceDevOps, FireHost, Genband, Gigamon, GoodData, Gridstore, Harbinger Group , IAPP, IBM, IDenticard Access Control, Imperva,


Demo Theater (June 9-11, 2015, Javits Center) on the Expo Floor attracts more delegates than the entire conference of other events

IndependenceIT, Infor, InMage, Innodisk, Intelligent Systems, Isomorhpic , ITinvolve, iwNetworks, Ixia, iXsystems , Jelastic, Kintone, KOTRA , Liaison, Litmus Automation, MangoApps, Matrix.org, MediaTek Labs, MetraTech (now part of Ericsson), Microsoft, Navisite, Net Access , Nimble Storage, NuoDB, Inc., Objectivity, OMG, Open Data Centers, OpenCrowd, Optimal Design, Oracle, OutSystems, Parasoft, Peak10, Peer 1 Hosting, PluralSight, Plutora, ProfitBricks, PubNub, Quality Technology Services , Quantum, Qubell, RackWare , Rancher Labs, Red Hat, r-evolutionapp , RingStor, Robomq.io, SafeLogic, SAP, ScaleMP, Seagate, Secure Infrastructure & Services, Sematext , SendGrid , Serena Software, Sherweb, SimpleECM, Site 24x7, Smartvue Corporation, SOASTA, SoftLayer, an IBM Company, SoftwareAG, Soha, Solgenia, SPAN Systems, Spirent, StackIQ, Stateless Networks, Storpool, Stratogent, Stratoscale, Supermicro, SUSE, Tau Institute, Telecity, Telehouse, Telestax, The New York Times , The Vision Times, TierPoint, TMCnet, Transparent Cloud Computing Consortium, Tufin, Ulunsoft, Utimaco, VASCO Data Security, Veeam, Verizon Enterprise Solutions, Vicom Computer Services, VictorOps, Virtustream, VITRIA Technology, Vormetric, WHOA.com, Will Jaya, Windstream, WSM - Website Movers International, Zentera Systems, Zerto.


New York (June 9-11, 2015) and Silicon Valley (November 3-5, 2015) "Bronze Sponsor" AlertLogic Booth at the Javits Center

For the Past Four Years @ThingsExpo Has Been a Must-Attend Event for MetraTech/Ericsson
This week, the team assembled in NYC for @Cloud Expo 2015 and @ThingsExpo 2015. For the past four years, this has been a must-attend event for MetraTech. We were happy to once again join industry visionaries, colleagues, customers and even competitors to share and explore the ways in which the Internet of Things (IoT) will impact our industry. Over the course of the show, we discussed the types of challenges we will collectively need to solve to capitalize on the opportunity IoT presents. [continued]

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