With the rise of new technology trends, changing consumer behavior and disruption by new market entrants across industries, one thing has become clear: Speed is becoming the currency of success as organizations adapt to ever-changing market forces.
As such, the trends that are set to take hold over the next 12 months are ones that will not only help an organization evolve, but do it faster than the competition.
2016 has finally come to an end, and that means an opportunity for your IT teams to start fresh and do great things for the business in 2017. But where’s the best place to start? Here are our top 7 r resolutions for your teams to consider in the upcoming year.
Don’t take security for granted.
High profile security breaches this year highlighted just how important security practices are when doing business. Don’t wait until the last minute to implement security best practices when delivering projects; consider implementing security by design.
A convergence of digital forces – notably mobile, SaaS, cloud, big data, IoT and social – is creating massive disruption in the market and pushing businesses to move at much faster speeds. However, with a fixed set of resources and a constrained capacity to deliver on new projects, IT is often accused of holding the business back rather than enabling it.
We created this calculator to assess whether your company is ready to embark on the digital transformation journey. Take the quiz and find out where your organization is on the path to digital success!
How should developers and employers get the most from each other?
There is growing pressure for IT to deliver on business demands in real time—but there is often a gap between what they need to do and what they can do. So, how can they close the IT delivery gap? For starters, they should make everyone in the company a developer.
Host: Ray Wang, principal analyst, Constellation Research
Host: Vala Afshar, chief digital evangelist, Salesforce
Vala Afshar: Your bio…you’ve done a lot!
Ross Mason: I just connect stuff – that’s basically what I do.
Ray Wang: At the time you founded MuleSoft 10 years ago, there wasn’t a lot of stuff to connect. It wasn’t as hard as it is now. Now, everything is trying to get connected in all these different shapes and forms. What was that core problem you were trying to solve and how has it evolved over the last 10 years?
A recent trip to Istanbul got me thinking about enterprise IT architecture. Seriously! If you’ve ever been to Istanbul, you’ll know that it’s a fast-growing, vibrant, and dynamic city. Unfortunately, the roads can also be very congested at times, taking hours to get from one side of the megacity to the other.
In this blog post, I would like to highlight the similarities between the physical logistics of moving physical cargo containers and the digital logistics of moving data. In essence, I want to translate the shipping jargon into everyday language to allow you to gain an insight into the world of containerization. Equally for the Container Terminal Managers and their IT teams, this blog post takes optimization from the yard to the server room; I want to highlight that integration of systems is critical and how having the right approach can enable your business to flourish.
Technology evolved so much since ten years ago, and it has been especially apparent in the education sector. Back then, the extent of computers in elementary schools only taught you how to type and when children were in middle school, they used a computer to type essays and play flash games. Fast forward to 2016, elementary schools now have curriculums that teach kids how to create and code websites. Furthermore, we even see children using iPads to learn with apps and augmented reality. Games are also playing a huge role in education as well. Both kids and adults are learning how to code through Minecraft creating an entirely new market for Minecraft modding software. As we shift to a digitally dominant world for education, it is fascinating to see how technological ecosystems come together to enable that movement.