Do you dare to step out of your comfort zone? The world is changing at a faster and faster pace, especially in the world of IT.
Driven by the explosion of internet connectivity, distribution of data sources, and the number of legacy and networked applications, impatient business demands for IT projects are growing both in numbers and in complexity.
Line of Business needs projects delivered yesterday and with data as fresh as in the original data source. “Rotten” data is no longer acceptable.
In a situation like this, the traditional methods of working often fall short, something that can be very difficult to realize when changes happen gradually. Things don’t get out of control from one day to the next, but over months and years, until it’s too late.
I tried to illustrate the situation in the 3D graph above. The area of control (blue) is gradually turning out of control (red).
- Data demand has moved from batch to real-time
- Complexity has increased with the distribution of applications and data source
- Business urgency requires unrealistic time-to-market goals
- Number of IT projects is growing, but the budget is not
In a changing environment like this, we constantly need to challenge our processes and tools.
So my question to you is: “Are you ready to change the way you do things? Do you dare to step out of your comfort zone?”
If not, you’ve got a problem. You might not see this problem on a daily basis; it’s one of those problems that slowly sneaks up on you until one day it’s too late to fix.
It’s happened many times before, just look at DEC (Digital Equipment Corporation), the hugely successful mid-size computer company back in the 80s which basically died overnight; they did not step outside their comfort zone and subsequently disappeared.
Kapow Software’s revolutionary innovation, the Kapow Extraction Browser (which by the way is the only purpose-build integration browser on the market), has proven to help hundreds of IT projects overcome these challenges and make an easy jump from the blue to the red area.
By leveraging the fact that all applications today either have an API or GUI, where data and transactions can be accessed and controlled, means you no longer are dependent on the data and application owners. That’s a big deal. No more rewriting of legacy apps and no more begging the application owner to provide APIs. Just go do it.
That is a new way of thinking and new paradigm. Are you ready for it?
Not only does it work, it’s proven by more than 500 customers worldwide. It’s also delivering incredible business value and business agility among your competitors.
Step out of your box and try Kapow Software yourself!
By: Stefan Andreasen