TECH SUPPLIER Mar 2019 - Conference Proceeding: Tech Supplier - Doc # DR2019_T4_MF
The Digital Backbone: IPA Enabling Multiplied Innovation
These event proceedings were presented at the IDC Directions conferences in Santa Clara and Boston in March 2019.
With application development, most people think about developers and programming. But enterprises collectively spend $25 billion annually on software to help them build, deploy, and integrate applications. And most of this software has changed substantially over the past few years. Even as the core tools used to build solutions have changed, initiatives associated with digital transformation are forcing architects and development teams to think about additional value-add by layering in other types of software that collectively multiply the impact of innovation by driving down operating costs while improving customer experiences. Business, development, and data scientist teams are working together to make applications more portable, able to interoperate within a larger ecosystem, become predictive and more dynamic, and run faster and with significantly greater levels automation. Maureen Fleming connects the dots between the developer's classic world of application platforms, integration, and workflow to the unfolding and high-growth world of connected systems that include robotic process automation, API management, AI, streaming, and functions to deliver intelligent process automation, effectively creating an enterprise's digital backbone.