Driving Digital Transformation with Enterprise Application Services
In the past year, we have seen an accelerated growth in the digitization of business enterprises. To adapt to changing consumer needs, enterprises have been compelled to boost their digital technologies. A McKinsey Global Survey in 2020 shows that up to 60% of products and services are already partially or fully digitized.
Enterprise application services (EAS) have played a key role in driving digital transformation across industries. EAS are the core of every IT structure of business organizations. They enable you to meet the challenges of an increasingly digital economy. They simplify IT processes, automate workflows, enhance digital customer experiences, and improve most processes so you can run your business more efficiently.
With the fast-paced developments in all industries, we expect tremendous development in enterprise applications as well. Innovations in modern computing, data center management, and other IT sectors will redefine the EAS field this year.
Shift to cloud computing
Cloud computing is fast gaining momentum. A vast majority of businesses now utilize cloud computing technologies such as SaaS and PaaS to enhance their capability, agility, and scalability. As you adopt these technologies, ensure that mechanisms are in place to accelerate your shift to cloud-centric application services.
Analyze your multi-cloud deployments and ensure that services are working tightly together.
VPC as a service
The rapid adoption of cloud-based services is already a given. However, managing SaaS, PaaS, or IaaS on public clouds comes with challenges with the increased risks in security concerns and data leakage. One possible solution for this is the Virtual Private Cloud (VPC) which combines the benefits of both public and private clouds.
Providers now offer VPC as a service so business enterprises can have secure and easy access to applications and resources.
Development of open-source infrastructure
As cloud computing matures, the shift from on-premise systems to vertical services will necessitate changes in reference architectures. Open-source infrastructure must be developed for increased efficiency in the large-scale deployment of complex enterprise solutions.
As businesses veer towards a mix of hosted and managed services, open-source infrastructure can give you the flexibility and agility to make massive changes to your systems at lower costs. Moreover, you can implement patches and upgrades faster.
Every service as a code
Service as a code provides a better way of creating and managing version-controlled programmatic patterns. It does not require high budgets and does away with resource constraints. It also eliminates technical complexities while creating a dynamic and complex infrastructure.
Integration of digital ecosystems
The integration of a digital ecosystem is essential to the modernization efforts of any business. It will provide you with a higher level of data control that will also enable you to embrace new technologies. Evaluate your business needs and determine the right enterprise integration platform for your organization.
As you connect disparate applications, your efficiency increases, bringing you accelerated growth.
A customer-centric future
Enterprise application services will continue to be essential in any digital transformation initiative. Optimizing EAS with new technologies will undoubtedly enhance customer experiences and improve productivity. To remain competitive in the new business landscape, leverage modern solutions that can help you create and use applications that are information-rich, easy to use, and scalable.
However, instead of utilizing every advancement available, determine the right technology and upgrades you should implement based on your business needs.
Ultimately, your goal in reinventing your enterprise application services is to create a more customer-centric enterprise that can boost your business growth.