The edge of the interconnected enterprise

To drive growth in today’s ever-evolving digital economy, organisations must re-architect IT, interconnecting key service providers and end users at the point of engagement – the edge. Next generation architectures enable growth from new products and services, the expansion into new global markets and the acquisition of new, more digital-, social- and mobile-savvy consumers.

Key highlights:

  • Explains ‘where’ companies can best interconnect with these new opportunities across their global IT topology
  • Value creation is at the point of engagement and the point of engagement defines the edge
  • The traditional emphasis on consolidation and centralisation of applications, services and data is obsolete

The edge of an organisation is where the transition is made from supplier to consumer… Here, they evaluate an enterprise based on their interactions and experience and most often make decisions on the nature of their continued business relationship and ongoing loyalty.

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