The Root of the Symptom:

The digital transformation age has caused major disruptions in nearly every industry. Business have no choice but to adapt fast to massive changes in their industry.

To respond to the new digital environment, a new trend has emerged. Businesses have started to structure themselves into Composable Enterprises. A popular MuleSoft Connectivity Benchmark Report confirms this trend.

These businesses are built out of connected software services, applications, and devices. These components are supported from the cloud and leveraged through the use of APIs.

Achieving Composability:

To achieve composability, organizations must take a holistic approach to integration. They must take the first steps to digitize every aspect of their operations. This way, digital competencies are created and leveraged by others.

Chief Innovation or Integration Officer?

Good Chief Information Officers and other senior IT leaders have to step up to lead the efforts. They have the in-depth knowledge and understanding of the new systems and processes that drive the business. They know how these variables interact and what they are capable of delivering. They recognize the fact that their job function has evolved to focus more on integration and innovation.

Key Attributes of a Composable Enterprise

The following points are key attributes of Composable Enterprises and the roles CIOs need to play to ensure their success:

  • Data and information are exposed through well designed and reusable APIs that enable self-service. People should not have to go through central IT for everything. IT needs to become a partner to the business, rather than only serving a supporting role. A good CIO needs to facilitate this.
  • CIOs need to understand how the technologies available drive business forward as well as the dynamics of a fast-pacing marketplace. They cannot be guided only by their knowledge of Information Technology, but also their business acumen.
  • Composable Enterprises must be proactive. A good CIO should be forward thinking and have a technology strategy in place. A strategy that brings applications into the landscape and facilitates fast consumption. A good CIO should know: How these applications fit into existing processes and what new processes can be created to satisfy a business need. As Ross Mason would put it, “If they don’t understand what the business is asking for, they don’t understand what it needs”.

At NEWTOMS we are happy to discuss how you can approach these trends to help your organization become a Composable Enterprise. We would be glad to help your CIOs or other senior IT leaders navigate the Digital Transformation waters.

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Winston J. Rivero Jr.

Winston J. Rivero Jr.

Winston J Rivero Jr. graduated in two careers: Finance & Marketing from Georgia State University in 2012 – He's currently the Director of Business Development in North America and leads the Content Marketing Strategy for NEWTOMS