Blue Chip focuses on process and budget efficiencies by leveraging strategic software development and intelligent use of the right modernizing technologies.
We see many of the same problems in large organizations. Here is a small set of tips from the Blue Chip playbook to streamline IT operations.
Technology gets obsolete quickly, and companies must continually evolve to stay competitive. Take steps to ensure that your eventual evolution can be a progressive one, not one requiring radical change.
Except for your Mainframes, hardware should be treated as a commodity. Containerization and Orchestration technologies like Docker and Kubernetes make it very easy to decouple hardware from applications. It's both a cheaper way to go, and adds extra capabilities like self healing.
Data Storage and Access Control go hand in hand. Every large organization has a critical data set they must protect. Come up with clear, concise ways to store and access data across the organization. Not only will this aid in security, but it will enable your organization to be less siloed, and move more quickly, with less spend. Access enabling technologies like GraphQL are useful here. Also looks at security concepts like ZeroTrust can help paint a strategy.
Software Development and Process optimization go hand in hand. Organizations create multiple divisions and business units so that they can move independently and move much more rapidly. The same applies to development. Engaging your subject matter experts and interested parties directly in the development process will provide a competitive edge.
Structure these independent applications with a set of rules for security and data storage, to make it easy to fold into 'enterprise level' development once they become large enough.
Additionally, we are entering the age of the citizen coder, where tools are sophisticated enough that it doesn't require a masters degree to write computer programs. Embrace this early.
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