Leading Internet companies that live and breathe cloud computing continue to find ways to enhance performance. PwC believes all enterprises that compute at scale can benefit from the experiences of these companies. This series of articles and interviews targets the perennial challenge of systems integration, asking and answering the question, “What can leading Internet companies teach the rest of us about integrating at scale?”
Exploring these lessons is the focus of the Summer 2014 PwC Technology Forecast, covered in full below. For the complete series in a single PDF, download it here.
As we complete each article, we’ll post summary blogs introducing and exploring the issues on PwC’s Emerging Technology blog.
These topics are interrelated, and we’re interested in knowing more your perspectives. Please contact us with your thoughts. We plan to learn from your perspectives and comments and summarize our findings to describe the bigger picture at the conclusion of the research.
Business volatility, globalization, and competition are forcing leaders to look at all aspects of their business, including how the IT organization can better meet the needs of the business. Trends driving change to the IT organization include:
Spending more time and money “fixing” traditional models won’t work. A New IT Platform is needed to minimize the gap between the business and IT.
PwC’s New IT Platform links people, process, and technology and encompasses transformation across the organization.
In the emerging digital enterprise, IT organizations are increasingly tasked with securely integrating “any data from any source in any format at any time” and making it easier for any stakeholder, internal or external, to plug into the enterprise with reduced dependence on IT. A secure integration fabric seamlessly links multi-faceted layers of the organization to provide a comprehensive, rich repository of enterprise-wide information for analysis and insight.
With a well-defined secure integration architecture in place, the organization’ ecosystem can accommodate rapid change and adeptly handle new and emerging technologies along with established ones, while securely integrating on premise and cloud-based services seamlessly.