In my interactions with senior data and IT executives across industries, I observed that most companies are great at collecting data from multiple sources, but fail at harnessing the real value of it. The reasons range from lack of data governance to lack of awareness of what data they hold, absence of a cohesive and
Modern organizations have come to recognize data as a critical enterprise asset that can be leveraged to identify new opportunities and support business decisions, in a way that has never been possible. It’s no wonder that the chief data officer’s (CDO) role has gained greater recognition, more executive power, and more influence within the enterprise.
Despite the last decade of articles proclaiming the end of the legacy application, many businesses are still struggling with inherited technology that’s no longer fit for purpose. Fortunately, that pain could soon be alleviated – thanks to the rapid adoption of API-driven microservices, the idea of a service delivery platform which can embed cloud-native capabilities
Maybe you’ve just moved your first application from on premise to the cloud. Perhaps you have transitioned your first 10 business processes, or first 100, or your whole enterprise now glows with the silver lining of a cloud provider of choice. Whichever stage you are at in your cloud journey, don’t be fooled – the
Bracing for the Next Big Cloud Revolution: Finding Value in “Up Stack” Cloud The cloud revolution in enterprises has very clearly crossed the phase of proof-of-concepts into a truly mainstream adoption. One of most popular enterprise-wide initiatives currently going on are “cloud migration” programs of some kind or another. Finding business value for these programs
Haven’t we all experienced at least one harrowing contact center interaction? With so much talk about a digital world, don’t we wish contact centers became smarter and made the experience not so bitter? Well, some companies are hearing us for sure. As part of their business transformation strategy, companies are now focusing on enhancing customer
Cloud computing has come a long way over the years. Yet, only few enterprises have mastered the art of cloud migration. The secret to a successful migration lies in a well-defined, phased, and iterative approach that not only streamlines the process but also accelerates the outcome. I have helped many clients adopt a roadmap that
A sound governance and operational model is key to successful cloud migration. However, most enterprises do not pay attention to this factor, leading to longer migration cycles, higher cross-team interdependencies, and increasing operating costs. Building a landing zone is therefore, a starting point to meet the needs for cloud factory migration, which incorporates best practices
The massive enterprise movement toward all things “digital” has accelerated the adoption of DevOps in all kinds of projects, but particularly in digital transformation initiatives. Apart from the productivity benefits gained by automating software development and rollout, the increased agility has helped move DevOps adoption to gain critical mass in a relatively short time. However,
When it comes to the en vogue subject of business transformation, many think that it is synonymous with a complete ‘rip and replace’ of existing IT infrastructure. They would be wrong. You simply cannot expect a company driven by older, legacy technology one day, to then make a complete switch to new technology the next.
I discussed a successful use-case of application migration in my previous blog. In this blog, I cover the other aspect of application migration – managing monoliths. Enhancing an application and managing IT systems is like walking on a tightrope. It is a delicate balancing act – where even the most experienced developers are cautious to
In our Twitter-fueled, Facebook-fed society, it’s very easy to get caught up in hype. So after AWS’s outage last week, it was amazing to see all of the anti-cloud pundits coming out of the woodwork to hold AWS responsible for taking down a majority of the internet. Pundits said there were too many monopolies. Some global
The present market is evolving into a system of connected enterprise. Thus, cloud has become the central driver for this evolution as the primary focus shifts towards accommodation of future scalability and improving business efficiency. This rising popularity of Cloud Computing has given rise to multiple misconceptions over various aspects, some common and some not
While cloud adoption is growing rapidly, most enterprises (80+%) run approximately 30% of their workload in the cloud. However, a similar percentage of enterprises report that an additional 30% of applications are built on cloud-friendly architectures and are ready for the cloud. As this trend settles in, the major driver for this change in IT
That’s right — I said it! Digital Transformation is not about IT. (I’ll pause a moment for some IT leaders to stop reading this and go back to managing the latest round of reductions to their annual budget). The Cloud & Digital markets are exploding! And everywhere you look, corporations are talking about and acting
Legacy business applications are often challenging to migrate to public cloud. Some of the key challenging questions are – Is the application suited for the public cloud? Does the application require any code remediation, re-engineering, re-architecture or can it be migrated as lift-and-shift? How long will the migration take? Can we accelerate the migration process?
Dow Jones, a leading publishing and financial information firm in the world, had envisioned building a robust digital platform to distribute content that would help them reduce TCO and improve business efficiency. Dow Jones wanted to leverage agile DevOps methodologies to reduce time to market. Challenge Dow Jones greatly promotes the use of industry standard
News Corp, a leading media conglomerate, owns a number of world known companies and has multiple LOBs under their business portfolio. They developed a multi-year business transformation strategy with an objective to move majority of their infrastructure and applications across their subsidiaries and LOBs to the public cloud. Challenge News Corp’s subsidiaries and LOBs
News Corp, a leading media conglomerate envisioned building a robust digital platform to distribute content that would help them reduce TCO and improve business efficiency. As part of this transformation, they were looking to address number of challenges including applications with multiple physical instances running on diverse platforms, making operations expensive and consistently difficult. News
October 4, 2016 will prove to be a very significant day for the communications market. Salesforce announced their ecosystem map (or reference architecture) for the Communications market. The map includes two of our key partners in the cloud space – Salesforce and Aria Systems. Let me tell you why this is such a breakthrough day.