So Many Technologies, So Little Time

Cindy Morel

Part 5 of a 6-part series “Accelerating Digital Transformation in the Cloud

Shortly after launching the iPhone, Steve Jobs famously said in Fortune Magazine, “These waves of technology, you can see them way before they happen, and you just have to choose wisely which ones you’re going to surf. If you choose unwisely, then you can waste a lot of energy, but if you choose wisely, it actually unfolds fairly slowly. It takes years.”

With the availability of so many new technologies – artificial intelligence, augmented reality, Big Data analytics, blockchain, cyber, the Internet of Things, machine learning, mobile, SaaS in the cloud – expectations are high. As new technologies and business paradigms emerge at a dizzying pace, application development must move fast to keep up with the demand for new software solutions. It’s difficult for CIOs to identify those technologies that will provide the desired outcomes for their business, and custom coding new technologies can slow other innovation.

Using a low-code RAD toolset that leverages new technologies as services can speed application development geometrically faster than traditional development methods, with far fewer IT resources. Intuitive templates and pre-configured components slash time to deliver, and reusable application components further accelerate development. With a high-productivity toolset, it’s easier than ever to deliver applications that not only help fulfill business strategy but also integrate the latest technologies as services.

When deploying applications to the cloud, organizations can be sure their innovation backbone supports compliant, secure custom applications with built-in adherence to recognized international security standards. Intelligent enterprises will implement digital platforms across the whole organization, that include new technologies as services, that will impact operational efficiencies and increase revenue.

At SAPPHIRE Now, market influencer Tamara McCleary sat down with Mark Rogers from SAP partner and RAD market leader Mendix, to discuss how organizations can optimize their use of the plethora of new technologies.

Mark’s recommendation

“We need to help professional developers have a way of experimenting – innovating quickly, but then experimenting – and rapidly iterating on these application designs. Traditional programming approaches don’t lend themselves very well to that rapid innovation, especially when you get beyond one service and you start to add in another one.”

Watch the interview with Mendix

To see the fifth video of the 6-part discussion, click here.

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Follow Tamara McCleary @TamaraMcCleary and Mark Rogers @shallowwaters.


Cindy Morel

About Cindy Morel

Cindy Morel is Director, Strategic Ecosystem Marketing for SAP. She is responsible for SAP’s global marketing efforts for SAP Solution Extensions focused on the needs of the CIO and CFO – including process mining, rapid application development, governance, risk and compliance, application security and testing, and the Internet of Things. Cindy has over 25 years of experience with marketing software solutions. Prior to joining SAP, Cindy held marketing roles with BEA, Tibco and BroadVision. She has a Masters in Business Administration from Santa Clara University.