Today’s successful organization needs to be able to turn on a dime, changing its product or service direction as fast as its customers’ needs require. The successful business of the 21st century crosses all boundaries; can quickly meet and adapt to competition, whether it comes from another part of the world, another industry or a startup; or it can use its core competencies to extend itself in new ways. Welcome to the Composable Enterprise. This kind of company—powered by cloud, open APIs, data analytics, mobile and social, and connected to the Internet of Things—is redefining markets and raising consumer expectations. The composable enterprise casts away the hierarchical and hardwired systems and processes that defined its predecessors, and represents a radical rethinking of how technology can serve innovation and how innovation can serve customers.
Any organization, regardless of what kind of business it’s in, how many legacy systems it might have or how clunky its current processes are, can begin today to make the transition to a composable enterprise. It won’t be an overnight transformation, but as changes happen, the positive effects of digital transformation will take hold. What is needed to begin this journey is an in-depth knowledge and understanding of the new systems and processes that are driving new businesses, how they interact and what they are capable of delivering. This transformation will deliver more than efficiency and lower-cost processing—it means heightened competitiveness through digital engagement and analytic decision making.