ITWeb – 4/24/18
[Ed. Note: Byline by Andrea Lodolo, CTO at CA Southern Africa]
How can business be rewritten by software? This is the question, but what does it mean?
The trouble with most discussions around technology development is they descend into a dissertation populated by acronyms, but not very often capturing the truly exciting world, both business and personal, where everything is being reshaped by software.
These are the days of the fourth industrial revolution. The first used water and steam power to mechanise production; the second used electric power to create mass production; the third used electronics and IT to automate. The fourth is the digital revolution, which is characterised by a fusion of technologies that is blurring the lines between the physical, digital and biological spheres.