Digital Transformation Means Constant Change


It's a common misconception that Digital Transformation is about achieving a specific technology state or architecture.

Digital Transformation is about permanently increasing the rate of change of digital assets that fundamentally drive a business. The largest and most significant digital asset is your data, followed by the software that creates, accesses and updates your data.

The constant change of software is not anything new to IBM i development shops. However, the rate of change driven more directly than ever by digitally educated consumers is new. For many IBM i development shops it's a struggle to keep pace.

TD/OMS - the SCM for Digital Transformation

TD/OMS - the SCM for Digital Transformation

Distributed architecture and data (mobile, web and partner-based integration), increases the challenges to handling constant change at digital speed. Synchronizing and managing projects and tasks across different teams for UI, database, security, and testing with the business is complex, even at a low rate of change.

Historically using remote or offshore resources was driven by economic factors. The constant demand for change, combined with the constant evolution of technologies in recent times, has forced companies to increase staff in different locations and even across multiple time zones, often just to meet deadlines. Now even small companies are often forced to use a distributed development team model.

These growing challenges demand real-time project and task information, digitally controlled workflow authorization, and automated code management and deployment, just to keep pace with new requirements. Without an automated system to handle these areas, continuous delivery, and therefore digital transformation, is virtually impossible.

TD/OMS is an end-to-end software change management system, designed to meet all the demands of modern development to achieve digital transformation, on IBM i and across distributed systems. TD/OMS builds upon Remain Software's decades of leading IBM i SCM tools and upon real-time integration with mainstream DevOps and open-source tools.

Automation & Management of Constant Change

TD/OMS is an end-to-end software change management system, designed to meet all the demands of modern development to achieve digital transformation, on IBM i and across distributed systems. TD/OMS builds upon Remain Software's decades of leading IBM i SCM tools and upon real-time integration with mainstream DevOps and open-source tools.

The productivity difference provided by TD/OMS can be enough to affect development teams ability to reasonably increase their rate of software change significantly. In a digital economy, the rate of change requirements increases if anything.

 

Stuart Milligan - Thought Makers