Future Systems: Tomorrow’s Intelligent Enterprise Will Be Built on Interconnected Systems of Technologies, Applications and People, Finds New Accenture Report
Thriving Future Systems Will Be “Boundaryless, Adaptable, and Radically Human”
The world of enterprise IT is experiencing a seismic shift that is both technical and cultural, according to a new report on “Future Systems” from Accenture . Companies need systems that are boundaryless, adaptable and radically human to thrive in a world of constant change and to be able to innovate at scale.
“Access to the right software engineering talent is arguably more valuable to companies today than financial capital”
Many companies today are hindered by a patchwork of applications and talent trained for yesterday’s technology. At the same time, they find themselvessurrounded by a rapidly evolving competitive playing field shaped by technology including practically infinite computing power; a nonstop flow of data and countless new uses of artificial intelligence and internet of things (IoT) technologies.
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Noting that the current style of IT isn’t suited to constant and accelerating change, the report states that companies need to purposely evolve to approaches that are more experimental, agile and resilient. This requires totally new ways of thinking, working and innovating, with a workforce that adapts to the relentless pace of technology. Companies should no longer think of their applications, infrastructure and employees as discrete, standalone entities, but as interconnected, living systems.
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“Companies are facing an achievement gap when it comes to innovation. They are investing in it and succeeding in pockets, but struggle to achieve repeatable success across their enterprise,” said Bhaskar Ghosh, group chief executive, Accenture Technology Services. “Instead, organizations need boundaryless, adaptable, radically human systems that allow them to innovate at scale while unlocking value currently trapped by legacy systems and processes. The result is future-ready systems formed by combining applications, data and infrastructure, along with talent strategies based on human plus machine collaboration and supported by an extensive ecosystem.”
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