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'First' is a competitive imperative in business, creating an urgency around digital innovation
By: Dynatrace Blog
Apr. 3, 2017 08:45 PM
How IT in the Age of Digital Transformation Is Like the Space Race
Next month will mark the 47th anniversary of Apollo 13. The film that recounts the story is a favorite of mine, probably because it so masterfully captures the incredible suspense, fear, and hope felt by people everywhere, that I personally recall very well. I also know how an organization’s digital transformation can generate similar reactions!
Apollo 13 was likely a casualty of the space program’s incredibly aggressive schedule. NASA, with U.S. political and military leaders, was motivated by competition from the U.S.S.R. and fear of the potential consequences of not being first. Urgency often overruled caution. A good plan today is better than a perfect plan tomorrow.
“First” is a competitive imperative in business, too, creating an urgency around digital innovation. But unlike the space race, the end goal of “first” for business isn’t simply getting there, it’s the impact you create once you arrive. Strategic apps need to work correctly more than once.
Shared visibility into problems is key
In this respect, the metaphor is all too valid for modern IT Operations. Often, teams have little visibility into exactly what is happening when a problem disrupts service delivery. They struggle to quickly assess the scope, parse the data from separate components, reconcile disparate conclusions, and ultimately (hopefully) determine the root of the problem.
Is failure not an option, or is it inevitable?
So, to what extent are these “degrees of failure” viewed as impacting the success of the initiative itself? In practice, probably not at all, because in most organizations, it’s not observed. If you are not monitoring IT service delivery for interruptions and degradations – and further, the related impact on conversions, registrations, enrollments, payments, etc. – you don’t even know there is a failure, until it is catastrophic. But what you don’t know can hurt you. Houston, we have a problem…
Shared visibility, increased manageability
By comparison, today’s IT organizations have all the computing power in the world; much can be done with modern application management technology to respond to, and even prevent, service delivery degradation and failures. The dependency of business results on IT operations variables can be observed, and even inform IT objectives and practices. It’s not rocket science. To ensure the success of strategic (and costly) digital initiatives, APM is essential.
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