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2 lessons cloud native companies have for enterprise leaders

IT leaders must push their organizations to continuously explore and discover solutions for problems that do not yet exist.

If you’re reading this from anywhere but Southeast Asia, you’ve probably never heard of Grab. The company, however, is the region’s leading on-demand transportation and mobile payments platform. Think Uber and ApplePay rolled into one. Oh, and they’ve raised a ton of money (like in the billions) and are growing like crazy. You do the math.

Industry observers like to call companies like Grab, ‘cloud-native.’ The assertion is that these types of companies were born in the cloud and in the era of modern computing, and are therefore free of the legacy technical debt (and business models) of the industrial age companies they seek to disrupt.

And that’s mostly true — but it also dramatically sells short the fundamentally different approach and ethos that companies like Grab bring to bear when it comes to building, maintaining and evolving their technology stack. Their advantage comes not just from the fact that they started with a so-called greenfield environment. It’s that they relentlessly and deliberately recreate that greenfield environment over and over again.

Read the entire article at https://www.cio.com/article/3236362/cloud-computing/2-lessons-cloud-native-companies-have-for-enterprise-leaders.html.

[Disclosure: As of the time of writing, iguazio is an Intellyx customer.]

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Jason Bloomberg is the leading expert on architecting agility for the enterprise. As president of Intellyx, Mr. Bloomberg brings his years of thought leadership in the areas of Cloud Computing, Enterprise Architecture, and Service-Oriented Architecture to a global clientele of business executives, architects, software vendors, and Cloud service providers looking to achieve technology-enabled business agility across their organizations and for their customers. His latest book, The Agile Architecture Revolution (John Wiley & Sons, 2013), sets the stage for Mr. Bloomberg’s groundbreaking Agile Architecture vision.

Mr. Bloomberg is perhaps best known for his twelve years at ZapThink, where he created and delivered the Licensed ZapThink Architect (LZA) SOA course and associated credential, certifying over 1,700 professionals worldwide. He is one of the original Managing Partners of ZapThink LLC, the leading SOA advisory and analysis firm, which was acquired by Dovel Technologies in 2011. He now runs the successor to the LZA program, the Bloomberg Agile Architecture Course, around the world.

Mr. Bloomberg is a frequent conference speaker and prolific writer. He has published over 500 articles, spoken at over 300 conferences, Webinars, and other events, and has been quoted in the press over 1,400 times as the leading expert on agile approaches to architecture in the enterprise.

Mr. Bloomberg’s previous book, Service Orient or Be Doomed! How Service Orientation Will Change Your Business (John Wiley & Sons, 2006, coauthored with Ron Schmelzer), is recognized as the leading business book on Service Orientation. He also co-authored the books XML and Web Services Unleashed (SAMS Publishing, 2002), and Web Page Scripting Techniques (Hayden Books, 1996).

Prior to ZapThink, Mr. Bloomberg built a diverse background in eBusiness technology management and industry analysis, including serving as a senior analyst in IDC’s eBusiness Advisory group, as well as holding eBusiness management positions at USWeb/CKS (later marchFIRST) and WaveBend Solutions (now Hitachi Consulting).