A fundamentally new way to build software.
To compete with agility and speed, companies can no longer focus only on complex, lengthy and expensive coding of applications, or monolithic systems built from the ground up. What’s needed is a new way to build software—one that is faster, flexible and more liquid.
Modular architectures. Liquid applications require enterprises to create application architectures that are modular, featuring reusable components sourced internally or externally. One of the key components is emerging software platforms—including platforms as a service, which provide well-defined technical architectures along with standards, governance and reusable code. Platforms facilitate more rapid creation and assembly of liquid business solutions, as applications are increasingly assembled from prebuilt components.
Next-generation integration techniques. Liquid applications must be underpinned by a liquid architecture that has important, new characteristics. Investment in flexible, standardized, open integration services provides the ability to efficiently connect applications and information across the company.