Companies are eager to capitalize on the efficiencies, insights and deeper consumer connections that digital approaches offer. But the difference between merely adopting new technologies and real digital transformation is not always apparent.
CIOs are at the forefront of securing buy-in for meaningful digital investment, making clever technology choices that mitigate risk, support business goals, and foster collaboration to ensure digital solutions are integrated effectively.
The tech climate is rapidly changing and putting increasing pressure on businesses to move faster. However, in recent years, we’ve seen digital transformation hindered by a misalignment between business and technology leaders. This has had a severe impact on the speed at which businesses can deliver products and services.
Last week, I spoke with Harry Stebbings on the Official SaaStr Podcast about this topic (and more!). Check out the episode here or below.
API creation and adoption are having a moment. As of January 2018, there are nearly 19,000 public APIs in ProgrammableWeb’s API directory. According to recent research, 94% of companies say they either have or are developing an API strategy. APIs are seen as an enterprise necessity.
Integration has been an enterprise challenge for a long time. In order to create the new products, applications, and services that businesses need to confront the digital revolution, you have to connect systems, data, and devices. There’s no way around it. Enterprises struggled with point-to-point integrations, which created a spaghetti-like mess of code, and then, for many years, companies found a better integration solution with ESBs (Enterprise Service Bus) and an ESB integration approach.
Businesses today are going through radical digital transformation in an attempt to create better customer experiences. From mobile to Facebook Messenger to connected home devices, customers today engage with businesses through a variety of digital channels. A single consumer, for example, can have over 900 digital interactions when purchasing a car.
In our technology-driven world, organisations cannot afford to stand still. They need to deliver software at high velocity without sacrificing stability, which is why DevOps has become such a popular approach.
As the name suggests, DevOps is an attempt to combine software development and IT operations in order to effectively get the best of both worlds: the rapid iteration favoured by the former and the stability, reliability and security favoured by the latter.
In this Q&A, Splunk CIO Declan Morris shares insight into the technology approaches that will enable Splunk to double revenue in the next three years.
The role of IT has evolved from a centralized delivery model to IT as a service, where IT-owned capabilities are being offered as a service throughout the business to drive new levels of agility. One CIO embracing the changing role is Declan Morris of Splunk, which enables organizations to turn massive streams of data into operational intelligence.
Today, APIs are an important part of how organizations conduct business––from internal APIs that streamline business processes to public APIs that generate revenue for organizations. The rising value of APIs raises the question: are APIs just another technology fad, shining brightly now, but soon to fade out of the spotlight?
API-led connectivity is a holistic way to connect data to applications through reusable, built-for-purpose APIs. Unlike point-to-point approaches to integration, API-led connectivity is premised on the discoverability, self-service, and reuse of well-designed, well-managed APIs.
Businesses in every industry have received numerous benefits to adopting an API-led approach to connectivity, rather than the usual point-to-point approach. Here are the top five benefits to adopting API-led connectivity:
Digital transformation seems to be focused on creating new digital capabilities, such as being able to accommodate social, mobile, analytics and cloud, but digital transformation isn’t just about creating the new, but also about utilizing the old. A large number of organizations undergoing digital transformation have been in business for many years and have dozens of legacy applications. These applications have an unprecedented amount of data locked inside them. This data has huge value to accelerate digital transformation,
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