Digital transformation – it’s a topic I keep coming back to, because of how wide-ranging the scope is, in terms of both the impact and options involved. This week's news included a variety of articles discussing the ways in which infrastructure has to change in order to support the changes to processes and services. Infrastructure may not seem exciting, but as this week's articles show, it's an essential component of successful digital transformation.
Several of the articles that caught my eye were from the Brocade team, but for variety’s sake I’m bundling them under the first featured article below. Enjoy, and let me know what you think of the transformation of IT infrastructure in the comments section!
ITBusinessEdge | Arthur Cole observes that digital transformation requires new approaches to many areas of business – but that it all starts with infrastructure. He goes on to share new approaches to infrastructure challenges from Brocade (more here), Hitachi and Dell-EMC.
SDxCentral | Scott Raynovich discusses how to make hyperscale approaches accessible to enterprise, using the example of Walmart’s transition to an infrastructure based on microservices. While a microservices approach is unlikely to be the answer for everyone, it offers a degree of flexibility and scale that will make it an appealing option for many.
InformationWeek | Susan Nunziata talked with several Bank of America Merrill Lynch technology executives about the company’s ongoing digital transformation at their annual Technology Innovation Summit. BofAML tripled its digital budget this year, based on the realization that customer expectations are based as much on companies like Uber and Amazon as they are on the experience offered by other banks. The article goes into some of the infrastructure changes that have been necessary to support their new online and mobile services.
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