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.
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.
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.”