Architecting the composable enterprise

IT for the 21st century

 

Enterprise IT used to be so simple. Companies owned their own technology equipment and purchased enterprise licenses for many of the applications anybody in the organization might care to use. But then the cloud emerged, and mobile, and social media, and IoT; the world of IT has never been the same since. Not only are technologies distributed well beyond the perimeter of the enterprise as cloud computing has given birth to vast ecosystems of third-party technology providers, but the organizational principles have likewise transformed. Today’s enterprises are software-driven organizations, shifting the roles and perspectives of everyone in the organization.

The end state of this new type of company is the composable enterprise: where people can support the changing demands of the organization by assembling and reassembling modular components – components made up of both technology and people. But this introduces profound business challenges for both business and technology leadership. If they don’t take advantage of such cutting-edge approaches to addressing customer demands, they will fall behind or go out of business.

Download this paper to learn:

  • How businesses can reorganize themselves into lightweight, agile, modular businesses able to respond to innovations in SaaS, mobile, and analytics
  • How to build a technological architecture that can accommodate new technology yet still extract value from on-premises systems
  • The advantages of an API-led connected architecture vs. old SOA approaches