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Is Silicon Valley mode the Future of IT?

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Companies with the Silicon Valley state of mind are pushing the boundaries of human behavior and how business gets done. They’re nimble, software-driven, and competitive. Many are market leaders. But there’s no monopoly on good ideas. Traditional businesses have been successful for a reason. They have experience on their side. Yet they’re eager to embrace the digital future.”

“Do your teams release software to production weekly, daily or every hour? Do you practice software development with tools, process, and culture that can respond to the speed of market and customer changes? Agility allows you to experiment with new business models, learn from your mistakes and identify patterns that work. In every market, speed wins.”

“Cloud Native describes the patterns of high-performing organizations delivering software faster, consistently and reliably at scale. Continuous delivery, DevOps, and micro-services label the why, how and what of the cloud natives. In the most advanced expression of these concepts, they are intertwined to the point of being inseparable. Leveraging automation to improve human performance in a high trust culture, moving faster and safer with confidence and operational excellence. This is the cloud-native advantage.”

Hallelujah! Everything is there that modern IT should be: Cloud, DevOps, Continuous Integration, Silicon Valley, Agility, Speed, New Business Models, Automation, Improving “Human Performance”, Operational Excellence, even Safety…

You can read a lot more of this stuff here touted by Pivotal, but Pivotal is not alone in preaching this modern IT gospel. I’m just using it as an example to ask a basic question: Is the role of IT to build and deploy custom applications quickly “in Silicon Valley mode”?   Is this the future of IT?[...]

To read the whole post and interact, please visit the SogetiLabs blog: Is Silicon Valley mode the Future of IT?

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