In this digital world, we can no longer think about a few vendors owning layers in a stack, but instead as an ecosystem of multiple services working together to deliver value to the entire network.
Today’s enterprise software market doesn’t look like the enterprise software of the past. For one, the market is much larger. Deploying software in the on-prem world required a team of highly trained professionals and a hefty budget. By lowering costs and removing adoption hurdles, the cloud expanded the market from millions to billions of people globally and in turn, businesses are using more apps than ever before.
Aaron Levie, Chief Executive Officer of Box, notes in his TechCrunch article…
…The incumbents that successfully thrive in the digital age will be those that despite their scale, work and operate like the nimbler, customer-obsessed, more open disruptors. And those that don’t will face a reckoning from customers that now have the choice to go in a different direction for the first time.
Gone are the days of monolithic IT stacks and zero-sum thinking; this is the new normal. Welcome to a new era of enterprise IT.
Read the complete article “A new era for enterprise IT” on Techcrunch.