APIs, Messaging or Both: Webcast Now Available

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In an ever-changing world, it is important to adopt the correct strategy for your business. With considerations such as security, reliability, adaptability, and cost, your decisions have significant impact. Are APIs the way forward? Is messaging dead? Or is there a place for both?

Listen to this webcast on demand to hear a discussion of the strengths of each approach, to help you determine which is the right course for your business.

The targeted audience for this webcast is CIOs and enterprise architects.

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  • Dennis Ashby, IBM Worldwide Director, IBM API Connect Solutions
  • Leif Davidsen, IBM Program Director, Offering Management, IBM Messaging Portfolio

Leveraging Technology Joins MuleSoft Partner Program

Leveraging Technology to Provide Anypoint Platform for Connecting Applications and Data in the Cloud and On­-Premise

Rochester, NY – January 9, 2017 – Leveraging Technology today announced its partnership with MuleSoft, Inc. to provide consulting services for MuleSoft’s  Anypoint Platform™. The platform enables customers to build a seamless application network of applications, data and devices through API-­led connectivity, whether in the cloud, on-­premises, or hybrid.

MuleSoft provides the leading platform for building application networks. Leveraging Technology’s implementation expertise and industry knowledge, coupled with MuleSoft’s technology, gives clients the support and tools they need to harness the rapidly growing number of apps and data sources. With Anypoint Platform, organizations can unlock new revenue channels, improve customer experiences and drive innovation.

“With the explosion of disparate technologies today, connecting them all quickly and efficiently is the key to gaining a competitive edge. Through its partnership with MuleSoft, Leveraging Technology is enabling its customers to create a dynamic application network to achieve their goals and accelerate their pace of business,” said Brent Hayward, Vice President of Global Partners and Services, MuleSoft. “We’re pleased to welcome Leveraging Technology into MuleSoft’s world­class partner ecosystem and look forward to working together to deliver significant business impact to our mutual customers.”

“We see a tremendous opportunity to serve new MuleSoft customers and sell the Anypoint Platform in Upstate New York and New England where very few integration and architecture consultants like Leveraging Technology are trained and certified in the MuleSoft technology,” said Leveraging Technology’s President, Jim Cantin.  “We are very focused on growth and creating more jobs in Rochester and see the partnership with MuleSoft as a pathway.  Our 18 years of experience with multiple integration technologies makes us highly qualified to help companies who see the business value of open source integration platforms like MuleSoft but lack the expertise to fully leverage it” said Cantin.

As a MuleSoft Partner, Leveraging Technology helps clients address on­-premises, cloud and hybrid integration use cases with scale and ease of use.partner-logo

About Leveraging Technology

Leveraging Technology applies our 18 years of integration experience and repeatable architecture frameworks to enable enterprises across industries to more efficiently and securely connect their systems of record, engagement and insight. The company’s headquarters is in Rochester, NY’s historic High Falls District and is part of the Downtown Innovation Zone.  We serve customers throughout the eastern U.S. and Midwest.  Leveraging Technology will continue its long-term, successful relationship with IBM and is proud to add the MuleSoft partnership and certifications to serve its customers. www.leveraging.com

Visit our MuleSoft resources page.

Gartner: IBM a leader in API Management

Gartner has named IBM a leader in the Gartner Magic Quadrant for Full Life Cycle API Management1. When looking for a partner to further your API management, we believe a trusted leader is what you need to ensure for a quick and efficient transition.

According to Gartner, the most distinctive attribute Leaders in this market have is that they are able to address the widest variety of API use cases — internal (A2A), B2B, B2C, on-premises and in the cloud — ranging from traditional, next-generation SOA Mode 1 projects, to the most dynamic, agile, digital strategy Mode 2 execution.gartner-quadrant

Additionally, Gartner says that leaders understand the market that will bring them and their clients forward.

Leveraging Technology has significant experience implementing API management solutions.  Read our case study.

To know more about all solutions Gartner reviewed, read the Gartner report now.

The Forrester Wave: API Management Solutions, Q42016

The 14 Providers That Matter Most And How They Stack Up

By Randy Heffner, with Christopher Mines and Amanda LeClair

November 14, 2016

Forrester:  Why Read This Report

In our 27-criteria evaluation of API management solution providers, we looked for solutions that can stand on their own, independent of the vendor’s other offerings. We identified the 14 most significant providers of such solutions — Akana, Apigee, Axway, CA Technologies, IBM, Mashape, Microsoft, MuleSoft, Red Hat, Sensedia, Software AG, TIBCO Software, Tyk Technologies, and WSO2 — and researched, analyzed, and scored them. This report shows how each provider measures up and helps application development and delivery (AD&D) professionals make the right choice for their environment.


Key Takeaways

IBM, Akana, Apigee, And CA Technologies Have The Deepest And Broadest Functionality. Forrester’s research uncovered a diverse market;  buyers might have a variety of reasons to choose a given vendor. IBM, Akana, Apigee, and CA lead with the broadest and deepest solutions. Axway, WSO2, MuleSoft, Software AG, TIBCO, Sensedia, and Red Hat offer competitive options with rich features.

Download the report.

Webcast Replay – How Cloud is Transforming Telecommunications Industry


***If you missed this webcast, download the white paper “Identifying API Use Cases in Telecom“.  It is intended for Business and IT leadership in Telecommunications interested in jump starting their API initiative by learning about industry use cases and trends. You can also register and view the replay on demand.***

Learn How Cloud is Transforming the Telecommunications Industry

The communications marketplace is highly competitive and service providers need to constantly find new ways to satisfy and retain their customers. At the same time, Cloud innovation is providing new opportunities to drive new and more efficient services.

Attend this webcast to learn and engage in an active discussion on the following:

  • The evolving customer landscape
  • Telecom industry trends and challenges
  • Improving services through the Cloud
  • Cloud best practices
  • Ask the Expert Q & A

Join Linda D. Jones, Communications Sector Leader, IBM Cloud, as she hosts an informative discussion on this topic.  Register early to reserve your spot!  Register Today!

IBM Software Training – Use remaining 2016 budget and save by booking now!

November 2016
Budget dollars remaining? Book training now and take it in 2017.

You’ve made a significant investment in IBM products; use them to their fullest potential with IBM software training. Choosing the right training provider is critical. With high-quality IBM Training content and the reach and experience of Global Training Providers, you can develop a strong skills portfolio to grow your career and stay competitive in an ever-changing technical marketplace.

Leveraging Technology and IBM – 18 years of Shared History IBM Premier Business Partner logo
We have access to discounted IBM training offered through our distributor, Ingram Micro – at significant savings!

Book a training class before 12/31/16 and save 10% – as much as $450 per person.
Training class – virtual or onsite – can take place now or in 2017; pay by 12/31/16 to receive the discount.

Man at Desk with ComputerWhy Software Training by IBM?
• Instructors with real-world experience
• Learn from the comfort of your own home or office
• Customize a training roadmap to fit your needs: Most courses are taught virtually or onsite and can be scheduled at your convenience. Online instructor-led courses enable you to interact with the instructor as if you were sitting right in the classroom.

Upcoming Classes:
View the full list of IBM courses on Ingram Micro’s training site, then contact us for discounted pricing. We offer a 10% discount off IBM’s published price – you must schedule through Leveraging Technology.


  • VW700G – Technical Introduction to IBM DataPower Gateway Appliances (V7)
  • VW710G – What’s New in IBM DataPower (v7.1)
  • ZE711G – Accelerate, Secure and Integrate with IBM DataPower (v7.1)

API Management:

  • VW420G – API Management Concepts
  • WU500G – Develop, Publish, Manage and Secure APIs with IBM API Connect (v5.0)

WebSphere Application Server:

  • ZA585G – WebSphere Application Server Administration (v8.5)

IBM Integration Bus (IIB) (formerly ESB):

  • WM666G and WM676G – IIB Application Development I and II (v10)

Contact us for more information info@leveragingtechnology.com or 585.454.4250 x100 or submit this form. Many other courses, versions and technologies are available.

Follow Leveraging Technology on LinkedIn and Twitter for updates on new classes and special offers!

The Business of APIs… and Golf


If you weren’t able to attend the presentation on October 5 at Ravenwood Golf Course in Victor, NY, you can view the presentation by registering here.

Alan Glickenhouse, a business strategist on IBM’s API Management team, spoke about opportunities for businesses today that engage in the API Economy. He shared best practices with participants that blend IT and the business lines, to create new business strategies to take advantage of these opportunities – and avoid disruption from new competitors and new technologies.

Executives who attended the briefing gained ideas for jump-starting their API initiatives and engaging stakeholders.

Please register to download the presentation.

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