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The Frictionless Enterprise

Jun 24, 2014

To succeed today, businesses need fluid integration of mobile and cloud, partners and suppliers, developers and big data, and security and governance. Designing, building, and deploying such a fully integrated, next-gen infrastructure will be less complex if you follow some key principles: Don't create new data silos; consider cloud and mobile as just part of the stack. Remember: It's not "mobile business," it's just "business." Hew to the principle of "develop once and deploy many." That means investing in reusable components, such as HTML5 and responsive design, that ensure that new client devices and platforms don't send developers back to the drawing board. Bake in security that focuses on the data, not the device. Add automation and use DevOps principles to manage change. 

In this InformationWeek special-focus series, we'll combine exclusive research and insights to help CIOs integrate all the data channels in use today. (R7960614)

Survey Name InformationWeek Next-Generation IT Survey

Survey Date May 2014

Region North America

Number of Respondents 362

Purpose To gauge the extent to which enterprises are embracing a new approach to ­information technology

Methodology InformationWeek surveyed business technology decision-makers at North American companies. The survey was conducted online, and respondents were ­recruited via an email invitation containing an embedded link to the survey. The email ­invitation was sent to qualified InformationWeek subscribers.


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