The Future of Business will be largely built on the past, for existing companies. Modernisation of what you have already, which is presumably “fit for current purpose” avoids waste and mitigates certain classes of risk (although, if not done properly, it can add new risks).
Modernisation, of course, implies fit for evolution and change – once modernised, you will be making further changes to accommodate new business. For big enterprises, the world still runs on very large, very resilient, servers – often referred to as “mainframes” or (our preferred term) “Enterprise Server 3.0” and there’s a new focus on modernising them.
Author/s: David Norfolk