Digital native competitors, demanding customers, and volatile markets put today’s enterprises under intense and growing pressure.
For established organizations in Asia and beyond, it will soon not be enough to just get better at delivering software faster. To stay competitive, leading Asian enterprises increasingly must become full-fledged software innovation factories. According to IDC, by the ability to rapidly develop and deploy digital innovations will be a core business requirement by 2023. By then, IDC projects, products and services from digitally transformed organizations will drive more than half of the worldwide GDP. By 2025, fully two-thirds of the G2000 will be high-performance, large-scale producers of software-powered innovation.
In this coming future of digital innovation, the concept of agile integration looms large.
“Think of agile integration as traditional integration evolved,” says Dr. Gina Smith, IDC’s analyst for DevOps in Asia. “It’s at once a platform of principles, policies and tools, an API and container-based integration architecture. Because it’s more fleet and scalable than typical enterprise service bus (ESB) integration, it lets traditional organizations react to market demands with the flexibility of a true digital native," adds Dr. Smith.
Agile integration is shaping up as a key capability for Asian enterprises aiming to lead the coming future of digital innovation.