New WSO2 White Paper for IT Architects Examines the Seven Steps to Achieving a Connected Business

Mountain View, California (EastBayDaily) — Enterprises today need to step away from traditional ways of engaging with customers and suppliers and instead apply new approaches to integrating processes and information that ensure a richer user experience. A new white paper from WSO2 discusses how an enterprise can improve customer and partner relationships—and become more agile and seize new revenue opportunities in the process—by building a connected business.

Connecting all the Components of a Business

The white paper, “Convert Your Enterprise to a Connected Business,” was written by WSO2 Vice President of Solutions Architecture Asanka Abeysinghe. It begins by defining a connected business where an enterprise increases its value proposition by focusing on its areas of expertise and leveraging external services in order to make the user’s experience more productive. The paper then discusses critical challenges enterprises face in enabling a connected business, such as complex business requirements and quicker release cycles.

Next, the paper explains how to transform an organization into a connected business with a seven-step approach, which starts off by converting business functions to services and then turning those into APIs. The paper also explores how to connect all the components of a business using WSO2 Enterprise Service Bus (WSO2 ESB) as a connectivity layer in the system, along with other WSO2 products. Additionally, it provides real-life examples of how enterprises are deploying WSO2 ESB, WSO2 Identity Server, and WSO2 Business Activity Monitor to enable a connected business.

The paper goes on to explain how the WSO2 cloud stack can be used to create and deploy applications in a cloud-native environment. It then concludes by discussing the changes required to become a connected business.

The white paper can be downloaded at

About the Author

Asanka Abeysinghe, WSO2 vice president of solutions architecture, provides consulting and training for enterprise IT architects and developers. He also focuses on the company’s vertical market capabilities, including financial services. Asanka has more than a decade of experience implementing projects, from desktops and Web applications to highly scalable distributed systems and SOAs, mobile platforms, and business integration solutions.

About WSO2

WSO2 delivers on the promise of the connected business with the only completely integrated enterprise platform that enables businesses to build, integrate and manage their APIs, applications, and Web services on-premises, in the cloud, and on mobile devices. Leading enterprise customers worldwide rely on WSO2’s award-winning 100% open source platform and its robust governance and DevOps functionality for their mission-critical applications. Today, these businesses represent nearly every sector: health, financial, retail, logistics, manufacturing, travel, technology, telecom and more. Visit to learn more, or check out the WSO2 community on the WSO2 Blog, Twitter, LinkedIn, and Facebook.

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Rebecca Hurst