Cloud is no longer about cheap servers or storage — it’s now the best way to turn great ideas into amazing software, faster. Cloud computing will accelerate enterprise transformation everywhere as it becomes a must-have business technology.
Smartphones, smartwatches and smartglasses: we are surrounded by intelligent, data-driven technology aimed at optimising every area of our lives. Yet a gadget is just the beginning. Its real potential lies in the network of relationships that emerge among these devices. Connected, smart devices and their attendant applications represent the next big leap in human-computer interaction: the intelligent workplace.
It goes without saying that software has become the fabric that underlies modern business- it is automating every process, transaction or distribution, cutting the operational costs along the way. Gone are the days when software was an exclusive domain, a monopoly to the early adopters of the web,
The proliferation of APIs (Application Programming Interface) has changed the world as we know it- small businesses, SMEs and large companies are taking advantage of this novel development in the software industry. As a result, this trend heralds a new global business reality-automatized, more flexible and ready to answer to the ever-increasing needs.
Over the last few years, data has become the lifeblood of organizations. Those that harnessed the power of this data by empowering business users found competitive advantage and were able to innovate faster. Many organizations have already embraced modern BI, moving the power to perform analytics from the hands of the few to the many.
Data gravity will push businesses to deploy their analytics where their data lives. While many organizations will continue to deploy a hybrid architecture of cloud and on-premises solutions, cloud analytics will increasingly represent a faster and more scalable solution.
Software – Containerisation is making faster App delivery happen every day
There are often many roadblocks that stand in the way of easily moving your application through the development cycle and eventually into production. Besides the actual work of developing your application to respond appropriately in each environment, you may also face issues with tracking down dependencies, scaling your application, and updating individual components without affecting the entire application.
Containerization and service-oriented design attempts to solve many of these problems. Applications can be broken up into manageable, functional components, packaged individually with all of their dependencies, and deployed on irregular architecture easily. Scaling and updating components is also simplified.