To effectively implement a digital transformation, start with moving to a next-generation application environment. From there, invest in adaptive infrastructure. Finally, plan to revamp the culture to become lean and agile. The rewards? Rapid rollout of new products and services, increased customer retention, streamlined backoffice processes, and enhanced employee productivity and happiness - all of which translate to business success.
We are witnessing a transformation in information technology that will have a profound impact on how business and technology teams work together. The MIS teams of the 1960s and ‘70s focused narrowly on back-office systems and then transformed into IT, which expanded to include all knowledge workers and client-server computing. Now companies are focused on Digital Transformation, in which next-generation computing and communication technologies affect all processes, people, environments, and devices within an organization, as well as customers and business partners.
But enabling Digital Transformation can be a challenge. Companies that do it effectively often start by focusing their resources first on developing next-generation applications (NGA) using DevOps. The shift to NGA then drives a concomitant shift in infrastructure technology, particularly in the areas of cloud, virtual networking, automated management, collaboration, and security. Finally, the transformations in application development and infrastructure drive an overall cultural change, as the firm moves towards becoming a lean enterprise.
1. Compass Direction Points
2. Table Of Figures
3. Executive Summary
4. The Issue: Digital Transformation Needs A Next-Generation Application Architecture
5. Re-Think Application Development And Delivery: Devops
- The Trouble With Monolithic Apps
- The Move To Modularity
- Right-Sizing Modularity Via Microservices
- Enabling Continuous Delivery
- Hypothesis-Driven Design
- Reduced Risk Of Failure
- The Devops Philosophy: Begin With The End In Mind
6. Invest In Adaptive Infrastructure
- Virtual Networking
- Management Automation
- Immersive Group Collaboration
7. Transform The Culture
8. Conclusion And Recommendations