No company, no matter its size or industry, is safe from disruption. It’s easier than ever for new entrants to enter a market and turn entire industries upside down. Unless organizations can nimbly innovate at the speed of their competition, they will be left behind, and large organizations with calcified processes and structures will be hit the hardest.
As Charles Darwin famously said, “It is not the strongest of the species that survives, it is the one that is most adaptable to change.” Every industry is affected by digital transformation, and every company is grappling with how to cope. This is Enterprise Darwinism.
In response to these external changes, there is an emergence of IT teams evolving to think and operate differently. Before, IT was an order-taker – when a business unit needed anything to do with technology,
How we pay for things is fundamentally changing. You may have noticed this if you go into a store and pay for an item using an app on your phone, or by waving your smartwatch at a console. Suddenly, handing over cash or a credit card seems a bit old-fashioned – people want to be able to pay for things whenever, wherever, without a great deal of fuss.
The term “SOA governance” has taken on the connotation of a select group of people coming together periodically to talk about SOA topics, establishing a policy which is dutifully documented, and then disappearing back to their ivory towers without making much impact on the business. But the notion of governance is becoming ever more important as businesses adopt SaaS technologies and initiate mobile, big data, and IoT initiatives.
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