Summary of Trends
The heartbeat of the organization…
An organization’s applications portfolio is like its thriving heartbeat – at the center of the business and responsive to every demand. The thing is, because applications are very much alive and subject to change, many no longer look like they used to, as they morph into a mesh of microservices. Learn how to make the most of their combined power; your applications are eagerly waiting to be uncaged!
Kondo My Portfolio
Battling today’s sprawl of applications will significantly boost your ability to innovate. It’s time to clean up. Tidy your portfolio in a systematic, decisive way to make room for innovation, agility, and the next generation of powerful application services.
Honey, I Shrunk the Applications
Big applications are done. Get your magnifying glass ready. Next-generation agile and responsive ‘light’ application services are built on the concepts of Microservices, API-first, Cloud-native, and Headless – which can be connected and integrated by design.
When Code Goes Low
Got a brilliant idea for a killer application service? Take action! It’s now easier than ever to construct applications without huge coding efforts. The secret is in powerful, AI-enabled tools that leverage API catalogs, prebuilt templates, and automation to the fullest extent.
Apps ❤️ the power of AI
Guess what? Apps love the power of AI. So, surf your applications portfolio to find the application moments that would profit the most from added AI capabilities such as image recognition, natural language understanding, and automated decisions – and you’ll love all that extra intelligence.
Little Green App
There’s a mixed bag of 'green’ software engineering approaches and tools on the market today – each promising greater speed and efficiency while promising to contribute towards green goals. But how do you actually engineer applications to be less demanding in terms of resources and energy while delivering superior performance? You need more sustainable, but also better, software.
Now, let’s be clear that software does not consume energy or emit harmful discharges on its own. The issue is with how software is developed for use — and then how it is used. Consequently, companies are integrating software into their sustainability efforts by judging its performance on energy efficiency with a focus on parameters like security, scalability, and accessibility – now including green practices and targets as key criteria for CIO performance reviews.
Because the ICT sector is expected to account for 14% of the world's carbon footprint by 2040, green software engineering clearly matters. It’s also clear that little green apps could be the way forward when it comes to contributing to the corporate sustainability agenda.