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To build internetworked software components and gain the controls required for digital business success, organizations must transform their application development to an API- and interconnection-centric approach. Doing this will allow them to fully realize the benefits that digital services can provide for users.
What real case studies can I find where IoT and the cloud really improve age-old industries (keeping our feet on the ground, so to speak)? Because if IoT and the cloud could transform those businesses, it could transform any business.
As if the job of the CIO wasn’t hard enough, Gartner urged CIOs to build new connection platforms to interconnect their services with those of their partners and customers. This is something we know quite a bit about at Equinix because we help enterprises prepare for the hugely disruptive force that “algorithmic business” will bring.
According to the Gartner analysts, algorithms will not only drive scores of business processes, but also build other algorithms, much as robots can build other robots. And rather than using apps, future users’ lives will revolve around cloud-based agents enabled by algorithms. Gartner expects that by 2020, smart agents will facilitate 40% of all digital interactions.
Bimodal IT is the concept where two distinct IT methodologies exist in the same company, sometimes in two separate teams. The agile IT team handles the growing needs of the business, while traditional IT continues doing the day-to-day work of ensuring the business technology functions appropriately and securely.