This paper explores the merits of agile integration architecture--a container-based, decentralized, and microservices-aligned approach for integration solutions that meets the demands of agility, scalability, and resilience required by digital transformation.
We know that digital transformation is changing the economics of IT, but is this influencing CXO dynamics and strategic decision-making? To determine this, the Financial Times (FT) Focus partnered with Apptio to survey more than 550 C-suite leaders in technology and finance globally.
Download this FT Focus report to discover how to:
- Bridge the trust gap and ease tensions between the Office of the CIO and the CFO with accountability and real-time data
- Leverage digital transformation to foster greater collaboration and avoid creating blurred responsibilities across the C-suite
- Help leaders at global brands embrace AI, reskilling, cloud, Agile, and decentralized decision-making to move at hyperspeed and deliver value.
Organizations need a new way to manage this complexity and uncertainty in an environment where expectations for results are rising, not falling. Download this asset to learn how Business Spend Management (BSM) empowers both centralized and decentralized corporate functions with:
- Fully scalable processes that increase user adoption and ease of use
- Capital efficiency to maximize savings and process efficiency
- Business agility to adapt to changing conditions such as acquisitions, growth, etc.
- And much more!
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Despite talented IT teams and years of head start in both architectural and development work, it is still difficult to respond to these challenges using traditional development patterns centered around monolithic software applications. It’s simply impossible to get to market quickly when applications need to be maintained, modified and scaled as a single entity by a large, heavily inter-dependent team.
"Cloud first" mandates accelerate cloud adoption within an enterprise and across enterprises looking at what their peers are doing.
As enterprises work to balance innovation with efficiency—and increasingly adopt cloud-first strategies—agility is key. In this IDC InfoBrief, sponsored by Red Hat, learn 4 key capabilities supporting cloud adoption and agile integration approaches that offer faster, more flexible workflows.
IDC recommends 4 critical technology cornerstones:
- Modular development: Microservices
- Deployment portability: Containers
- Standardization of service interfaces: APIs and API management
- Decentralized connectivity: Hybrid integration
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Published By: MuleSoft
Published Date: Apr 13, 2016
Every corner of an enterprise needs technology to build new applications for their specific function or customer. IT needs to transform from its traditional function as the sole technology provider to become an adaptive, responsive and nimble organization that can keep up with the pace of the digital era as well as embrace the opportunities provided by a change-driven environment. This transformation can occur only if IT transforms itself into a strategic business enabler rather than a centralized technology function.
Being an enabler means that IT has to decentralize and democratize application development and data access to the different Lines of Business (LoBs) and functional business partners. This way, IT can concentrate on a partnership with the business - i.e. providing a set of strategic and consistent assets and technology.
Published By: Workday
Published Date: Apr 24, 2019
Colleges and universities cherish individuality. Every institution is different, and all contain schools and units with distinctions of their own. But there is still a drive to efficiency, especially in this era of diminishing resources. How do you combine the decentralized requirements of a university with its need to operate more effectively? For Cornell University, Workday Human Capital Management and Payroll solutions provide the answer.
When considering server virtualization, planning and design are critical. How do you optimize your environment through virtualization? How do you keep your server sprawl from becoming virtual server sprawl? How will a virtualized environment help your business? Will your existing data center meet current, and future, business requirements? Answer your Questions today!
The Edge Completes the Cloud
Edge computing delivers the decentralized complement to today’s hyperscale cloud and legacy data centers. To maximize application potential and user experience, enterprise architects and technology innovation leaders need to plan distributed computing solutions.
Enabling this thinking is that although the cloud is becoming mainstream, that does not imply that all workloads will be placed in the cloud during the next decade or so. Technical incompatibilities, decades of embedded business logic in mainframe applications, government regulations and simple economics all conspire to keep some workloads out of the cloud, driving us toward a hybrid multi cloud future.
This white paper and accompanying webcast highlight what makes VisiBroker the best fit for mission critical needs, and how its intelligent engineering delivers high throughput and reliability for both server-centric and decentralized application architectures, and onto the cloud.
Published By: MuleSoft
Published Date: Nov 27, 2018
In today’s digitally disrupted economy, organizations across industries face competition at unparalleled heights. As a result, differentiation through business automation has become synonymous with convenience and speed.
However, since the technology landscape is changing at an increasing pace, business automation shouldn’t be thought of as a one-time, centralized effort in a discrete process. Rather, organizations should view business automation as a way to decentralize access to systems and enable the broader organization.
Download this whitepaper to learn:
The value of business automation
Why traditional approaches to business automation – such as custom code, implementing standalone solutions, or using point-to-point connections – do not suffice.
The benefits of an API-led approach to business automation.
How organizations like Wells Fargo, the State of Colorado, Tic:Toc, and Addison Lee achieved business automation success using APIs.
As an industry, our ability to seize the potential for social media for lead generation is stifled by one thing: an outdated mindset. We still think advertising is advertising and social media is something else. In fact, advertising and social media are the same thing: they're content. The moment we realize that all marketing is content, we can break through the campaign mindset and find new ways to fuel powerful brand interactions-the kind that fuel transactions. In this white paper, you'll learn about several ways to transform your Web site into a lead generation machine with distributed content marketing.
Published By: Arkadin
Published Date: Sep 11, 2013
Cost effective, simple to deploy, next generation HD video conferencing solutions are no longer limited to C-level boardrooms, today enabling face-to-face meetings at the knowledge worker level delivering high levels of engagement and increased productivity.
IBM’s new PowerLinux servers appeal to Linux buyers? Linux buyers are driven by the price advantages that Linux offers as compared with other operating environments (Linux is free open source code) Windows and Unix are chargeable licensed code). Linux buyers, therefore, look first and foremost at the total cost of acquisition of Linux based servers. Linux buyers also want rapid time to value (fast deployment); they often use decentralized procurement processes; they want their Linux servers to be simple to use and manage."
In October 2016, IBM commissioned Forrester Consulting to evaluate the means by which enterprises are managing and securing various endpoint form factors today and how strategies will change over the next three years. In conducting an in-depth survey of 556 IT and security leaders in the US, the UK, Germany, India, and Australia, Forrester found that while enterprises have a decentralized approach to managing and securing smartphones, tablets, laptops, and IoT today, they will move to a more consolidated and cognitive approach by 2020.
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As business purposes have changed over the years, IT approaches and infrastructures have had to change in lock-step to serve them optimally. IT professionals are now combining the best of the centralized approach – via virtualization, federation, and clouds of all sorts – with the best of the decentralized model – via mobile and localized consumption and production. In this paper, Enterprise Strategy Group examines approaches to IT operational challenges and business requirements. Learn how HP Converged Storage’s comprehensive approach represents a logical evolution development in storage, delivering ease, flexibility and cost-efficiency all in one.
The Dow Chemical Company is a $60 billion enterprise composed of a worldwide network of 13 business units. Although such a decentralized business structure has competitive advantages, it can also create challenges to setting and achieving enterprise-wide goals.
This case study examines a European manufacturer that successfully moved from an ad-hoc workplace organization to a strategic organization over a period of five years, saving $19 million in 2009 in addition to a 400 percent return on investment over five years (from 2004 - 2009).
The organization moved from a decentralized siloed group of regional facilities and real estate organizations to a fully-centralized and matrixed organization, enabling close coordination and alignment with the regional business units.
Over the past few years, business leaders have been the primary drivers of technology change, including making decisions to adopt new applications in the cloud, mandate a cloud-first strategy, offer new capabilities with an API-first strategy, and provide new applications to end users on mobile first.
There are significant benefits to these cloud decisions because they decrease time to value, lower costs, and make it easier for organizations to experiment and innovate. But there are consequences as well, chiefly in the complexity of learning how to integrate applications and exchange data across a decentralized architecture that is largely driven by autonomous development decisions.
This IDC White Paper answers the following questions about the need for hybrid integration:
How are changes in business strategy and technology adoption requiring changes in how organizations approach integration?
What are the major events that trigger integration adaptation?
How are the roles involve
As networks become decentralized and users connect directly to SaaS applications, backhauling traffic to apply security policies just isn’t efficient. Plus, backhauling internet bound traffic is expensive, and it adds latency. More and more branch offices are migrating to direct internet access (DIA). Find out how to quickly and easily secure this traffic.
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