Simplifying Tech Can Give Way to Innovation
20 July 2022
Editor's Note: The article was originally published in Brink.
The application and data landscape in large companies today entails a web of interconnected platforms, databases and applications that is extremely difficult to understand and even more difficult to safely change. For example, a large global bank may run 5,000 individual applications. Manual processes supported by end user computing tools such as Excel and Access also often number in the thousands or tens of thousands. Large numbers of databases and reports, often duplicates of each other, are also common. A viable estimate is that there is a quarter of a trillion lines of coding language currently running in production.
The impact of all this complexity makes it extremely difficult for the organization to change, improve and innovate.
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