Every business is in the software business.
Today, every business opportunity is either enabled or made better by the connected, mobile, application-based world that sits in the palm of your customers’ hands. This is the opportunity: Develop the applications and experiences that engage a world of customers who conduct every aspect of their lives through mobile devices, and you’ll tap into a multi-billion dollar market opportunity for your business.
Forrester Report: "Software Must Enrich Your Brand", Forrester Research Inc., January 23, 2014
Software can either enrich or degrade your brand—and its role has dramatically changed in today’s connected marketplace.
Your infrastructure is your greatest advantage.
Make DevOps the newest best practice in your organization.
The term may be vague to some, but its future (and value to your business) is crystal clear. DevOps represents a profound change in your organization’s IT culture, one that adopts agile and lean practices in the context of a systems-oriented approach in order to accelerate the delivery of superior IT services, applications and customer experiences.
Security must enable your business, not restrict it.
Security in the mobile and cloud world is more than defending against attack—it’s table stakes in the application experience for both businesses and customers. Companies have the daunting task of ensuring effective authentication and access control across all applications. For both person-to-machine and machine-to-machine interactions, delivering certainty of identity is key to enabling seamless application experiences.
Your legacy systems are your secret weapon.
The mainframe is a source of incredible value in the application economy. The “back-end” of your data center holds a wealth of critical information and functionality that translates into rich features and insight for applications. Evolving the mainframe so that it is easily integrated with new platforms of the day means everything when creating compelling, differentiated new services for your customers. This is the future of the dynamic data center.
It’s as true today as ever before—business still demands the same results: faster delivery, better quality and lower costs. In the application economy, companies must adopt and leverage new areas of expertise to achieve these business results. These are the disciplines and practices that speed time to market, enable the highest quality service at speed and ensure value, constantly driving lower operational expense. At CA, we achieve this by focusing on the specific areas of expertise listed below.