EDITOR ’ S QUESTION
GENG LIN , CTO , F5
Across the world , every industry-from banking , manufacturing and retail to entertainment , education and beyond is executing on a digital strategy .
Unfortunately , budgetary constraints , conservative operating models and gaps in the skillsets needed often get in the way .
On top of that , existing enterprise architectures can lack the necessary agility , scale , security and observability to drive technological changes and combat increasingly sophisticated cyberattacks .
to free up resources and double down on innovation , rather than just focusing on sustaining existing business capabilities .
Site Reliability Engineering ( SRE ) practices . By minimizing human intervention and leveraging automation that focuses on meeting service level objectives ( SLOs ) aligned with desired business outcomes , organizations can take full advantage of the benefits of data and automation .
So , how do we help those still struggling to fully realize their Digital Transformation journeys ?
Here are six essential technical capabilities they must-have :
Security . A traditional , binary security strategy based on a rigid IT architecture will no longer serve the business and can become a hindrance . Finding the ideal balance between security and performance is essential to any risk strategy .
Dynamic IT infrastructure . A modern IT infrastructure must be dynamic and able to leverage resources across data centers , clouds and edge environments .
Data and insights . Digital businesses are increasingly scaling their data architectures while breaking down data silos to mine more accurate , high-fidelity insights . This is key to driving automation and real-time decision-making .
App and app delivery . Businesses will need to deliver applications more frequently and dynamically to meet changing business conditions .
Observability and automation . Those who master the skills of observability and automation will gain business advantages . This allows digital businesses
IT leaders and CIOs are now in the driver ’ s seat for Digital Transformation . Those that succeed will continually strive to modernize IT by establishing a new standard : an enterprise architecture for digital business .
CIOs are now in the driver ’ s seat for Digital Transformation . Those that succeed will continually strive to modernize IT by establishing a new standard : an enterprise architecture for digital business .
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