We are clearly in times, which we never thought we’d be. We have easily leap frogged at least 5-7 years as far as digital transformation is concerned. Enterprises – small, medium, large – all are enhancing their digital footprint to provide seamless services to their customers. There is a growing thrust on “experience”. As per IDC data, by 2024 more than 50% of all IT spending will be directly towards digital transformation and innovation.
Well over 50% of global organizations use more than one cloud for development and deployment purposes already. In the current era of digitally-driven disruption, most organizations would also require to reorient how they work and how they put technology to use for a frictionless environment.
For many decades now, Open Source has been playing a vital role as far as innovation is concerned. Again, IDC research says, 41% of all companies prefer using community or commercially supported open source software for provisioning new infrastructure resources. This trend is expected to grow as we look forward to support the next wave of modern enterprise applications infra.
The power of Open Source is clearly established as it unleashes an unparalleled wave of innovation. A tendency for multiplied innovation is fast catching up, where organizations are moving beyond organic, incremental transformation. Businesses are ready for a wide-scale, pervasive transformation. However, this requires an ecosystem of skills, technology, and processes, and of course makes open technologies a natural choice.
DynamicCIO spoke to Marshal Correia, Vice President and General Manager, India, South Asia, Red Hat and Ameeta Roy, Senior Director, Solutions Architecture, Red Hat on a variety of issues.