The ambitions of small and midsize businesses are nothing short of captivating. With a beautiful combination of speed, know-how, and flexibility, these companies often accomplish goals that are bigger and bolder than those of their largest rivals.
It’s entirely possible to become technologically sophisticated without adding the burden of complexity that can hinder large enterprises. How? Invest in simplicity and sophistication while you are growing.
Use your data to make progressively superior decisions. It’s not merely about having a few intelligent applications, but about bringing intelligence to the entire process. For example, while the goal of an individual application might be to send data, the goal of an intelligent enterprise is to share data across the full spectrum and act on it fast.
Accelerating Digital Transformation with New Applications in the Cloud
So Many Technologies, So Little Time
Shortly after launching the iPhone, Steve Jobs famously said in Fortune Magazine, “These waves of technology, you can see them way before they happen, and you just have to choose wisely which ones you’re going to surf. If you choose unwisely, then you can waste a lot of energy, but if you choose wisely, it actually unfolds fairly slowly. It takes years.”
With the availability of so many new technologies — Artificial Intelligence, Augmented Reality, Big Data Analytics, Blockchain, Cyber, IoT, Machine Learning, Mobile, SaaS in the Cloud — expectations are high. As new technologies and business paradigms emerge at a dizzying pace, application development must move fast to keep up with the demand for new software solutions. It’s difficult for CIOs to identify those technologies that will provide the desired outcomes for their business, and custom coding new technologies can slow other innovation.
Using a low-code RAD toolset that leverages new technologies as services can speed application development geometrically faster than traditional development methods, with far fewer IT resources. Intuitive templates, and preconfigured components slash time to deliver, and reusable application components further accelerate development. With a high-productivity toolset, it’s easier than ever to deliver applications that not only help fulfill business strategy but also integrate the latest technologies as services.
When deploying applications to the Cloud, organizations can be sure their innovation backbone supports compliant, secure custom applications with built-in adherence to recognized international security standards.
Intelligent enterprises will implement digital platforms across the whole organization, that include new technologies as services, that will impact operational efficiencies and increase revenue.