Business agility can be defined as your ability to rapidly change business vectors. A business vector is your business speed and direction. The direction may lead into nIew markets and new products, or engaging with new participants. Reducing time to IT solution delivery increases your team’s ability to adjust the business vector and match business opportunity. With adequate instrumentation, IT delivery agility can be quantified. Consider the following agility metric recommendations: Rapidly create project workspaces and environments Reduce time to build, integrate, test Streamline processes to approve, promote Automate deployment and releases Eliminate Dwell time – time waiting for the next operation to commence or complete After application project inception and before coding commences, systems administrators must create project workspaces. How long does your team wait before gaining access to source code management repositories, requirement management projects, and defect tracking projects? Moving code through build, integration, and test tools is often a time and labor-intensive process. The entire team waits while applications assets are built, integrated, and tested. When teams use iterative development processes, the wait time aggregates over several hundred or thousands cycles. How long does your team wait during build, integration, and test phases? When one team member finishes a task and the work enters an approval phase, how long does the team wait? After the work is approved to move through phase gate, how long before the project is promoted into the next phase?
To meet business demand and expectations, IT must become more responsive and effective. Often outdated processes, tools, and skills inhibit IT’s ability to be a strategic enabler and gain an IT business edge. By adopting a new, Responsive IT delivery model, teams can foster effective business collaboration, responsive iterations, streamlined processes, and no wait states; enabling business to operate at the speed of now. By changing the business-IT dynamic through an innovation focus, business stakeholders start to view IT as a strategic partner.
Many forward thinking organizations are building a more Responsive IT team. Here are a few using the WSO2 platform to transform their value proposition.
Extend your business reach and opportunity by becoming a connected business. A connected business seamlessly connects with suppliers, distributors, partners and customers, AND, connects further outward across the entire ecosystem with 2nd and 3rd degree customers and partners.
While every business is a nominally connected business, has your business maximized connected business value? A connected business litmus test measures: Are your business capabilities well integrated and readily accessible? How do you increase secure business engagement and collaboration with partners, suppliers, and customers? How do you extend your business reach into markets and across distribution channels? Does your business rapidly adapt to market events, opportunities, and trends?
A connected business seamlessly integrates people, process, and data across an extended value chain decreases interaction cost Increases business engagement and delivers exceptional productivity automatically adapts business activity in response to market events To learn more, read the following blog posts
Connected Business Transformation Connected Business Attributes
Connected Business Architecture
Realizing Connected Business Architecture
Many WSO2 clients are transforming their business processes, outward facing capabilities, and ecosystem models to build a connected business. A few leaders are presented on this chart.
To become a more connected business, chose an open platform and implement the following IT disciplines: Internal integration API Management Federated Security Enterprise App Store and Social Business Ecosystem Platforms Big Data
What differentiates WSO2 ? The WSO2 Platform and Services delivers the fastest project delivery ¼ the time and ¼ the cost of IBM/Oracle Pilots completed in days not weeks The WSO2 component architecture built from a single consistent codebase provides unparalleled performance and deployment flexibility Our Open Culture, Open Engagement Model, and Open Support Model create long-lasting partnerships with our customers
The QuickStart is a rapid ramp-up program that brings world class expert developers and architects on-site to work collaboratively with your team. Customized to your level of expertise, you can now jump start your project or proof of concept effectively through the flexible combination of on-site training, consulting and development Our Development Support offering is designed to provide ongoing support following a QuickStart or Consulting engagement, and to help customers during the development phases of their projects. WSO2 helps migrate, integrate, optimize, and manage your enterprise middleware deployments by providing a direct channel between your engineering teams and our experts during these critical development stages. We dramatically minimize lag times between development and production. Production Support is designed to guarantee that our middleware infrastructure enables your mission critical applications to be available 24x7x365. Our Production Support customers are provided with the latest feature upgrades, product patches and service packs. While you may have a great development team, augmenting your resources with WSO2 experts is sure to lead to success. We have extensive experience in helping build solid architectural foundations for a wide variety of enterprise projects more quickly, more reliably, more smoothly, and thus more cost effectively.
Recommended Reading The Path to Responsive IT Connected Business Architecture Carbon Composable Advantage DevOps Meets ALM in the Cloud Cloud-Native Advantage Promoting Service Re-use with API Management
Responsive IT and Connected Business
Last Updated: April 2014
Join The Now Generation: Achieve Rapid Delivery
•Rapidly create project workspaces and
•Reduce time to build, integrate, test
•Streamline process to approve, promote
•Automate deployment and release
•Eliminate dwell time – time waiting for the
next operation to commence or complete
How To Achieve Rapid Delivery?
Build a More Responsive IT Organization
Connected Business Litmus Test
•Are your business capabilities well integrated and
•How do you increase secure business engagement and
collaboration with partners, suppliers, and customers?
•How do you extend your business reach into markets
and across distribution channels?
•Does your business rapidly adapt to market events,
opportunities, and trends?
friction and cost
Turbocharge Business Strategy
Become a More Connected Business
WSO2 The Open Platform for
What differentiates WSO2?
o The WSO2 Platform and Services delivers the fastest project
o ¼ the time and ¼ the cost of IBM/Oracle
o Pilots completed in days not weeks
o The WSO2 component architecture built from a single
consistent codebase provides unparalleled performance and
o Our Open Culture, Open Engagement Model, and Open
Support Model create long-lasting partnerships with our
The Path to Responsive IT
Connected Business Architecture
Carbon Composable Advantage
DevOps Meets ALM in the Cloud
Service Re-use with API Management
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