Business and IT leaders in traditional, cloud immigrant companies are feeling the heat from external and internal stakeholders to generate new revenue streams, improve operational efficiency, drive business productivity and industrialize innovation. To do so, enterprises must create and deliver business value at faster and greater scale. Such a digital transformation is possible by enabling interconnection-first IT architectures and frameworks that accelerate innovation, velocity and agility — what IDC calls the 3rd Platform, the new paradigm for business-enabling IT.
IT must be sufficiently scalable and flexible to support:
The 3rd Platform yields more efficient business operations, new products and services, new ways of engaging with customers, and improved business decision making — essential elements of business competitiveness.