Peter Edlund

Founding member and executive at Dicentral, a global B2B integration company with over 20 years of solving complex supply chain integration problems. I am passionate about helping people in the retail, automotive and healthcare industries achieve revenue growth through a better understanding of the world of connected commerce. Frequently published, sought after speaker and host of “The Connected Show”, a video blog that connects our viewers to the people and news that influence today’s integrated supply chains.

  • The API Economy: What Can it Solve?

    The API Economy: What Can it Solve?

    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...

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  • How Integration Supports HR Teams

    How Integration Supports HR Teams

    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...

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  • APIs are Driving the Digital Transformation of the Insurance Industry: Here’s How

    APIs are Driving the Digital Transformation of the Insurance Industry: Here’s How

    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...

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  • APIs Fuelling the Fourth Industrial Revolution

    APIs Fuelling the Fourth Industrial Revolution

    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...

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  • Utilizing API-First Design

    Utilizing API-First Design

    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,...

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  • APIs and Blockchain: Friend or Foe

    APIs and Blockchain: Friend or Foe

    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...

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  • Digitization and Digitalization: The Roadmap to Digital Transformation

    Digitization and Digitalization: The Roadmap to Digital Transformation

    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...

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  • API Trends in 2021

    API Trends in 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...

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  • A World Without APIs

    A World Without APIs

    The value APIs bring to the modern world is hard to quantify. They are invisible to most of us yet so integral to our lives. Without these back channels churning away in the background,...

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  • Real World API Examples

    Real World API Examples

    Having gone from being a bit-part player to the mainstay of businesses in just a decade, APIs are pivotal to the processes that make companies tick and generate growth. In our previous...

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  • API Security - Why it Matters

    API Security - Why it Matters

    APIs form the backbone of many businesses, serving as the vital connection between back and front-office systems. Its role in UI and UX is invaluable in the sense it enables companies...

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  • Common Data Mistakes - And What to do About Them

    Common Data Mistakes - And What to do About Them

    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...

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  • Future-Proofing Your Business With API Governance

    Future-Proofing Your Business With API Governance

    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...

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  • Optimized APIs Equals an Optimized Business

    Optimized APIs Equals an Optimized Business

    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...

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  • Apr 21: Is Manufacturing Coming Back to American Shores?

    Apr 21: Is Manufacturing Coming Back to American Shores?

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  • Data Governance in the Digital Economy

    Data Governance in the Digital Economy

    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...

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  • APIs and the Fintech Revolution

    APIs and the Fintech Revolution

    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...

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  • The Gatekeepers of Tech: API Gateway

    The Gatekeepers of Tech: API Gateway

    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...

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

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

    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...

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  • How to Strategize for the API Economy

    How to Strategize for the API Economy

    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...

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