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Quick guide: Digital transformation and the agile enterprise

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Enterprise transformation is hard. But when you build a platform for continuous change, putting new ideas into production becomes a lot easier

digital transformation deep dive

Transformation usually implies moving from one fixed state to another. Yet digital transformation has come to mean a journey from inflexible platforms, products, and workflows to a “permanently agile” condition. Getting there may involve the adoption of new programming, infrastructure, or the internet of things (IoT) advances and processes. But the goal is to create a platform for continuous experimentation and to establish mechanisms to measure results.

The most visible manifestation of digital transformation has been in customer-facing mobile and web applications that change constantly. Underlying them is an array of shiny new technologies and methodologies: cloud infrastructure, devops, microservices, big data analytics, and much more. This nucleus of adaptable enterprise tech connects to an expanding circle of mobile and IoT endpoints that continually gather actionable data.

The most visible manifestation of digital transformation has been in customer-facing mobile and web applications that change constantly. Underlying them is an array of shiny new technologies and methodologies: cloud infrastructure, devops, microservices, big data analytics, and much more. This nucleus of adaptable enterprise tech connects to an expanding circle of mobile and IoT endpoints that continually gather actionable data.

In this Deep Dive, InfoWorld outlines the requirements for companies seeking digital transformation, the rewards, and other effects. Find out more about the movement, with this downloadable PDF.

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