The pressure to innovate is rising, while the need to maintain operational agility and efficiency is intensifying. Organizations are challenged by old ways of developing, delivering and maintaining applications and IT infrastructure services that are unable to keep pace with the demands of a post-digital world. Legacy systems jostle with modern, digital applications in a complex IT landscape.
Fortunately, all now have access to a wealth of options to accelerate change. And there are two ingredients that lie at the heart of virtually every successful transformation: cloud and open source
Lift performance with cloud
As organizations develop their application and data strategies, they are increasingly settling on a hybrid cloud strategy with a multi-cloud provider approach to optimize application and data workload placement. This balances the public cloud benefits of innovation, agility and scale with the private benefits of stronger regulatory compliance, lower latency and cost effectiveness, offering the “best of both worlds”.
Open it up to the future
Qualities synonymous with open source—innovation, agility and open culture, among others—are essential drivers of enterprise transformation. Open source empowers organizations and communities to collaborate across different environments to meet their needs and business and industry standards, while promoting open innovation and the advancement of technologies.
Enterprise Transformation: A work in progress
But for many organizations, change is hard. Here are a few common reasons why a cloud and open source enterprise transformation might be stalling:
Clearing a path to the new
Successful transformation requires the right investments with the right technology and service partners to bring greater efficiency, agility and speed to the organization. It means building trust with the workforce, creating a common purpose across the business, and upskilling employees, all while creating new processes and platforms to transform IT operations. There are four crucial elements to consider:
Take a Lead
With change an ever-present reality, the need to digitally transform the enterprise has never been greater. Open source technology and hybrid cloud are essential components of that transformation. That’s why Red Hat’s open hybrid cloud strategy and its solution portfolio, combined with Accenture’s market-leading expertise in successfully enabling end-to-end digital transformation, is so vital. It’s nothing less than the future of the enterprise IT.