Today's business environment is extraordinarily competitive. No company, no matter its size or what industry it is in is safe from disruption. It is easier than ever for new entrants to come into a market, turning entire industries upside down. Unless organizations can nimbly innovate at the speed of their competition, they will be left behind, and large organizations with calcified processes and structures will be hit the hardest.
It is possible for any organization to harness the opportunities that digital transformation provides; it simply requires a more agile enterprise. This type of business employs a framework of smaller, hyper-focused teams rapidly innovating on defined units of business value, working in concert to deliver something much larger. We call this becoming the composable enterprise. Making an organization composable requires changes to how IT supports the business. It means creating scale through reusable services and enabling self-service consumption of those services.
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