Listen to Episode Four of the new Digital Journeys podcast ‘Future Ready’ series. Thought provoking and entertaining, but above all, actionable insights brought to you by VMware and 3rd party industry voices.
In the first three episodes of the ‘Digital Journeys – Future Ready’ series, we focussed on how organisations have responded to the global COVID-19 crisis, from initial business continuity and on through business resiliency, culminating in a look at the Accelerate phase, where organisations are using the knowledge and processes established in the first two phases to accelerate their digital transformation, and pursuit of organisational goals.
What became obvious during those conversations is the increased importance and proliferation of applications in today’s IT. In this episode, we’ll explore the application landscape, how it’s evolving and how the relationship between developers and IT is also changing.
While they’re critical, it’s not only about apps at the front end that are driving new services to customers, increasing choice and freedom for citizens, educating students remotely, providing healthcare during a lockdown and so on. It’s also the apps that link back end systems together, and the apps that drive the APIs that unlock the value in corporate data.
And of course, the decision making associated with apps – the ‘5 Rs’ of app futures: retaining, re-platforming, re-homing, replacing or rewriting the hundreds, even thousands of apps used by each organisation.
In this episode, Garry and Rory are joined by Ed Hoppitt, Director, Solution Engineering – Application Platforms, VMware EMEA, to tell the story of the application.
Episode 4: Applications Driving Digital Transformation
Episode 1: Are you ‘Future Ready’?
How to respond quickly to a crisis, accelerate innovation and be Future Ready
Episode 2: Moving Beyond Crisis
Building foundations for growth and continuity
Episode 3: Winning the Market
Innovation and digital transformation to compete: a digital-first model for IT and business
Episode 5: New models for remote working
Balancing productivity with safety as people return to physical locations
Episode 6: Structuring the best cloud approach
Building cloud ready architectures, keeping secure and connected
Episode 7: Why do Digital Transformation projects fail?
70% of Digital Transformation projects fail. What happens when your project is one of the 70%?
Episode 8: At the sharp end
Stories from a Systems Integrator
Episode 9: A day in the life
Digital Transformation at a business level. Stories from a Customer
Episode 10: VMware’s internal Future Ready story
How VMware responded to the pandemic internally
If you want to know more about the themes discussed in this episode, here’s a great list of resources you can access: