Developers are having a greater impact on how applications are architected, and in many cases, making unilateral choices that are in effect making business decisions for the company. While nearly two-thirds of enterprise IT managers believe they should be the deciding vote in selecting a public cloud service, moving apps to the cloud, or creating a private cloud, business units disagree about 40 percent of the time. CIOs need to manage this.
Lift and shift is simple to say, not to do. It’s going to be messy. If you’re considering moving to the cloud, you’re right to be concerned about the vast changes that will be required as you make your transition. The good news is that if you’re like most companies, you’ve done this before. Many times. About every three to five years you overhaul your core architectures. You adjust how you deliver applications. You strive to increase performance, enhance security, and reduce costs. The bad news is that with cloud, things will be even more complicated. You might not have control over services. You may not be able to hard code connections or do things the old way.
The GDPR, the EU’s new privacy rules, are going into effect by May 2018. The GDPR splits companies into two types: those that process data and those that control it. If you are established in the EU or you offer goods or services to companies or individuals in the EU, you are responsible for complying with the law or potentially facing stiff penalties. The law applies to any personal information (PI) and in some instances expands the legal definition of PI from previous rules. For example, while Internet addresses were not explicitly considered PI in the previous EU directive, they are now. Here’s how to make sure you’re ready.
In 2009, FedEx assessed its application portfolio and realized it had more than 2,600 applications, and more than 14,000 custom interfaces to these applications. Can you have too many? Here’s why, what the risks are and what to do about it.
If you want to work at the speed that private cloud can enable, you’ll have to remove as much human latency from your process as possible. As Tesla CEO Elon Musk famously put it, “you can’t have people in the production line itself, otherwise you drop to people speed.”
The cloud offers lots of benefits to employees and consumers, but lots of headaches for IT architects. When it comes to evaluating the impact that cloud will have on your digital transformation, there’s no easy explanation. The answer mostly depends on whom you ask.
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