In the intro to this blog series, I promised to reconcile the apparent incongruence of strategic business objectives (move fast) with traditional IT must have paradigms (be safe). In the last post, we chugged away at the surrounding ecosystem that’s needed to support the velocity promised by the former. In this post, I pause at the pre-production station to discuss some of those system safety properties that we can’t leave behind.
The big don’t eat the small, the fast eat the slow. In today’s hyper-competitive digital economy, organizations succeed or fail based on their agility: the velocity at which they can deliver the new products, services, and features that meet the changing needs of their market.
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.
The orchestration of system-to-system file transfers by enterprises with external trading partners (commonly known as B2B file transfer) has been around for decades; as far back as the beginning of standard network protocols.
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