Smart & Resilient Cities – 7/31/18
[Ed. Note: Byline by David Bressler, VP Vertical Solutions, API Management, CA Technologies]
I once had a customer tell me that a yearly release cycle (for complex middleware) was too quick. It amounted to them being in constant evaluation/upgrade mode because it would take them a year to test, plan, and then implement each new release (and any requisite changes in applications that an upgrade would demand).
That’s not so unusual, though is changing as more and more software is consumed as service. Interestingly, remember when Apple was at a disadvantage to Microsoft in the enterprise because Apple wouldn’t share a five-year roadmap with buyers?
Regulatory decision making is even slower than enterprise decision making, and requires even more due diligence. In fact, it’s likely that the pace of change has “lapped” the pace of due-diligence, meaning, by the time the “strategy is in place” it’s already irreparably out of date.