Innovation is the key for technologies getting acceptance in the noisy world of today’s marketplace. Perhaps, what is most difficult to obtain is the power of innovation that will take the complex business systems to the next level.
No doubt, innovation is alluring, but at the same time, it is also very difficult to obtain. For large IT organizations especially, it becomes truly difficult when they are so deeply entrenched in their old complex systems that they avoid new methods or even technologies to come in to change their way of doing business for the better. Adopting new technologies is a task best left to the professionals they think. But that should not be a hindrance at all because in the last 10 years, there’s been a gradual shift towards Internet-based models, and therefore, getting away from traditional/legacy software models has steadily gained momentum.
In the years that have gone by, we have seen quite a lot of continuous disruptions within the IT software development industry. For a growing number of companies, software is the main driving force for gaining a competitive advantage and, by and large, and it is an essential element to their survival. New procedures, for example, Agile, Cloud and DevOps streamline work processes and drive coordinated effort. New advances, from open source to the emerging mobile and Cloud-based platforms, have quickened the pace of development and innovation immeasurably and have opened more doors for the art of application integration that can only be the best, nothing but the best. The number of tools used for building or deploying software products or services has seen an accelerated growth as software vendors and IT companies offer accessible solutions to new, existing and foreseeable challenges.
In this article, let me bring to the fore some of the good facts about new technologies, especially about Cloud computing and other methodologies, that are in various stages of adoption by enterprises looking to modernize and overhaul their business operations. Firstly, the key technology-oriented trends are coming up with deserved fanfare to enable large IT companies to innovate their business processes. These primary trends are the harbinger of change. Three of the recent technologies that are upending ‘the apple cart’ are as follows:
• Agile methodologies – This methodology has completely disrupted the way software developers do software development. And as this technology continues to mature, adoption rates of Agile methodology has also increased greatly within large enterprise environments.
• DevOps practice – It is basically an approach to superior software development based on lean and agile practices. In this approach, software developers, operations teams, key administrators, and testing teams can communicate and collaborate without missing out on even a tiny bit of information at all. Basically, they are all on the same page! In a manner that reaching out to customers to deliver the products/services become easy and less complex.
• Cloud computing – “Technology-as-a-service” that’s what it is. This is a new form of delivering “technology-as-a-service” (TAAS). Delivering the service or a finished product to clients has never been so easy before. Now everything changes for the better, for we have Cloud computing. The very nature of developing a collective, well-conceived software (either in part or delivering the product completely) and deploying it at the client’s place can be done through cloud computing methodology. The way the software is developed, executed, deployed and consumed has changed dramatically now.
And then there’s Google’s Cloud Platform. If software developers want to build, test and deploy software applications on an easy-to-use infrastructure that comes with a reliability feature, but is also highly-scalable and with practically not a single computing or storage issue to deal with, then what better platform do they need? Google’s Cloud Platform is the one they should be looking for. For developing their web, mobile, and backend solutions, it is the best tool for developing modern applications.
So what’s your verdict?
Are you moving your applications to the Cloud? If you haven’t started your journey yet, you should do it right now. Move up. Adopt IT operating models that are essentially cloud-based because the Cloud will enable you to speed up your software application delivery to your clients, with a business agility that will incur absolutely no extra cost. That’s the beauty of it if you ask me.