How Modern Applications can Innovate Faster and Benefit Meaningfully
Chandramohan Parlapalli, COO, PreludeSys and DemandBlue, 0
Modern Applications Represent Freedom
Legacy applications work in isolation and prevent businesses from pursuing meaningful technological and operational change. The legacy system requires a server to run the app, and the app cannot be too big or fast, whereas the cloud helps scale modern apps with its elastic provisioning of hardware or software – It is Software-as-a-Service or Platform-as-a-Service.
Modern applications represent freedom as they can tether to the cloud or physical hardware, unchain from monolithic infrastructure, and incorporate different elements of IT, helping accomplish a wide range of goals of modern organizations.
Designing the app from the perspective of the enterprise can be antithetical to how modern apps should be made, and channelizing it based on how consumers will use it will only make the app work. This foundational shift in the design of business applications is not an over-exaggeration but is a best practice that is taking hold
Cloud, the Business Enabler
Technological liberty brings financial flexibility enabling organizations to move to cloud-based applications to manage their operations and shed the capital costs of fixed IT assets. The reason why cloud is the foundational piece for modern application is that it offers flexibility and scalability. Moreover, it acts as a gateway to machine learning, artificial intelligence, IoT, containers, and more, allowing businesses to build and deploy software agilely.
Older applications dwell on physical hardware and rely on in-house servers with a limited computing infrastructure that no longer supports the changing digital demands of businesses and customers. Data management and data access improve multi-fold with
Modern Application’s Potential
The use of the latest technologies in modern applications – server-less operational models, modular architectural patterns, and agile development processes -- keeps the system of operations resilient and affordable, enabling faster innovation, lower risks, and is inclusive to all users. The modern applications are not just written for today but for the future.
Speed to meet ever-changing market demands, connectivity across an entire business unit, and renewal capacity (to be easily updated, refined, or remediated) describe the modern application’s potential in addition to universality -- unlike traditional apps. In many ways, the flexibility of the applications is what makes and keeps it modern, as most users expect the app to behave in the same way across all devices. The most important factor is that the application should not only look the same on any device but also respond and work seamlessly across all relevant channels.
Modern Apps Best Practice
A modern app, when built effectively, shouldn't confound; instead, engender further use. For example, while building business apps, modern applications should be made keeping in mind the users and consumers first and always rather than designing it around business functions or processes.
"Designing the app from the perspective of the enterprise can be antithetical to how modern apps should be made, and channelizing it based on how consumers will use it will only make the app work. This foundational shift in the design of business applications is not an over-exaggeration but is a best practice that is taking hold".
Innovation and Application Modernization
Organizations see pressure to be more agile and innovative with changing customer demographics and expectations and emerging competition. In order to stay competitive, access to agile applications is crucial to drive growth that can make the most of emerging solutions such as data processing, cloud re-platforming, and automation. Digital technology adoption is the key to meeting these challenges as legacy IT systems hinder change and continue to drag innovation while consuming a high budget. Application modernization is pivotal and is the foundation of a long-term, successful IT strategy to update aging systems and support ongoing efforts.
Companies need to modernize how they build and operate applications to get more out of data, create new customer experiences, and increase the pace of innovation apparently. Modern applications can work individually or together as an ecosystem of like-minded apps allowing data to be analyzed and acted on in real-time. Streamlining the existing application portfolio reduces complexity and improves efficiency. With modern digital technologies, businesses can be re-architectured by organizing applications as a series of capabilities, adjusting different aspects without changing everything yet solving critical enterprise needs.