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Make IT the Enabler of Digital Transformation

Part 2 of a 6-part Series

Best run businesses know they need to deliver new customer experiences and improve business efficiencies – for both customers and internal stake holders – by developing new applications more quickly and moving to the Cloud.

The Cloud is a true enabler of digital transformation. It accelerates go-live & user adoption, speeds global deployments, and helps organizations adapt quickly to new business needs. It can foster continuous innovation by offering instant access to the latest technologies, best practices, and regulatory changes. The Cloud helps companies shift from a CapEx to an OpEx model, provides better transparency into costs and usage, and minimizes the need for infrastructure investment. And the Cloud is simple, reliable and safe – providing a software environment that is easy to configure and extend, fully managed by a trusted 3rd party, and provides complete data security and protection.

Rapid Application Development (RAD) tools empower professional software engineers and less-technical ‘business developers’ to create responsive, context-aware applications that integrate with other systems and services over predefined connectors. As organizations move operations to the Cloud, they can expand the web of connections around the stable core they’ve built with their enterprise systems.

A leading cloud platform will include a full bank of cloud services and APIs to help businesses simplify and accelerate application development from ideation to delivery in the cloud. They can produce, test, and deploy their evolving applications without overburdening existing IT resources. With RAD, businesses can get to the Cloud faster and master up-to-the-minute technologies without taxing specialized programmers.

SAP Market Influencer Tamara McCleary recently sat down with Mark Rogers, from SAP partner and market leader Mendix, to discuss the business trends driving organizations to re-imagine how business and IT work together.

To see the second of their 6-part discussion, and to learn why Mark believes, “If we work together with all the tools we have now, then we can change the application lifecycle and make sure that IT is not a bottleneck, but is an enabler and an accelerator to getting where the organization wants to go,” just click here.

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