It is no longer a question whether your organization will move applications to the cloud; it’s only a matter of when and how it must be done. In this article, we will share our insights on what is required to make this transition successful. We will highlight various perspectives that should be taken into account when you consider a cloud migration and explain how you can determine the right strategy to follow.
What is the Future of IT?
That is a fascinating question to ask, but extremely hard to answer. Confucius said: “you need to study the past to define the future.” So let's ask ourselves the question first, what has changed our industry in the past decades? To simplify things, let us take the perspective of writing software and see what has changed. As Marc Andreessen described in his article in The Wall Street Journal in 2011: “Software is eating the world,” and by looking at software, we might be able to see what is changing the most and see what lies ahead of us. Nowadays, software is everywhere. It is not only at the places you expect it, like your laptop computer or your iPad, but it is in our cars, our refrigerators, the toys we buy for our kids, our home, our washing machine and, it sounds scary, even in your toilet in the future. So software is everywhere. But how do we build software? Has that changed significantly?
Traditional organizations are confronted with competitors that are able to deliver value from innovation quickly. Companies that successfully make the change to complete digitization are enabled to deliver value to their customers in lightning speed, while traditional organizations struggle and only deliver new value in months or years. In order to survive the digital revolution, organizations need to become High Performance Organizations (HPO).