Topic: digital transformation

Guest View: Mainframers versus digital transformation engineers

Contrary to popular belief, the world is not full of start-ups. There’s a reason the world’s top X companies lists exist – these well-established powerhouses have been around for decades. The issue is that in this competitive, start-up environment, even well-established companies are now required to be as nimble as start-ups, and, if they don’t, … continue reading

Legacy app modernization is not a slash and burn process

Legacy application modernization may mean different things to different people. But whether that means updating practices surrounding mainframes, adopting Agile and DevOps practices or updating to modern databases, legacy app modernization is necessary to keep pace with modern industry demands.  “Legacy modernization at large means that you take advantage of enhanced operational agility and accelerated … continue reading

Digital transformation: One release at a time

As digital technologies dramatically reshape every industry, businesses have to adapt quickly and cost efficiently in response to the rapid changes in the marketplace. This need for business agility has dramatically increased the volume of change for IT.  Adopting Agile methodologies and continuous integration is the first logical step in satisfying the “need for speed.” … continue reading

Be (AI) smarter about your digital transformation

“Successful digital transformation is like a caterpillar turning into a butterfly. It’s still the same organism, but it now has superpowers.” George Westerman, principal research scientist at the MIT Initiative on the Digital Economy, first used the now popular analogy two years ago to explain the changes businesses were going through. But, over the last … continue reading

Report: Digital transformation continues to be a problem for a majority of organizations

Despite the importance of digital transformation in today’s competitive market, businesses are still struggling to obtain the benefits. A recent report revealed a majority of organizations are either failing, being delayed or scaling back their expectations when it comes to digital transformation projects.  The report was conducted by Couchbase and is based on 450 digital … continue reading

Analyst Watch: Toward a curated web: Why digital content needs standards

One of the striking attributes of the contemporary state of digital transformation is the conjunction of the ubiquity of digitization with its incomplete realization in a multitude of consumer and business contexts. On one hand, digital transformation has succeeded in empowering consumers to access data and information about just about any topic—whether it be the … continue reading

Measurements, metrics and KPIs: Three keys to Value Stream Management

Value Stream Management is a way to manage what your organization is doing to ensure you’re optimizing business value while eliminating costly waste from your development and delivery processes. It’s part of today’s digital transformation. “Right now, everybody’s in this digital disruption,” said Lance Knight, SVP and GM at Value Stream integration provider ConnectALL. “How … continue reading

premium Debunking the API Revolution: Driving adoption of B2B APIs

The fact that the modern supply chain is incredibly complex may be the understatement of the decade. For those not familiar with supply chain or logistics organizations, let me paint a picture for you. Every company that relies on the supply chain exists as part of an ecosystem of dozens of other companies – partners, … continue reading

Analyst View: Artificially intelligent “co-developers”

The relentless demands of digital transformation initiatives mean that application development (AD) teams have to find ways to increase their productivity. Artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) are now good options to augment AD teams and increase their output.  We predict that, by 2022, at least 40 percent of new AD projects will have … continue reading

Professional and citizen developers unite!

According to Forrester Research, 47 percent of companies are behind in their digital transformation efforts because they’re unable to implement digital transformation strategies effectively. Digital innovators steal market share from incumbents by creating disruptive business models and superior customer experiences. The ability to deliver applications for employees, partners and customers quickly and at scale is … continue reading

The Miami Heat mobile app scores big as a digital transformation team player

How much fun is it for a developer to be in an elevator, peek over the shoulder of the person next to them and see them using an app on their phone that the developer built? That’s just what happened to Matthew Jafarian, vice president of Digital Strategy & Innovation at the NBA team, Miami … continue reading

Report: App services are an essential component to successful digital transformation

As businesses scramble to keep up with today’s fast-paced digital world, they are turning to application services to help ease the pain. A newly released report revealed app services are key to cloud adoption and a successful app-driven digital economy. According to application service provider F5 Networks, app services refer to things like load balancing, … continue reading

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