The Nexus of Forces (information, mobile, social and cloud computing) creates new, disruptive demands for enterprise IT. As a result, the old monolithic or nearly monolithic two- and three-tier application architectures fall short of the required extensibility, versatility, scale and agility of applications, and must be replaced with the agile and extensible nexus-enabled application architecture principles — in order to meet new IT services demands.
While most organisations already engage in one or several of these forces, the true breakthrough comes to those that are able to tap into the combinations of these forces and tie them to their core enterprise computing base.
The key to the synergy lies in application architecture that is aware of the new business demands for IT services and is enabled to meet them.
Of all the advanced application architecture principles, the fundamentals of service-oriented architecture (encapsulation, separation of concerns and loose coupling) emerge as essential if the organisation is to adopt the digital business mode of operations and the Nexus of Forces as an engine of its empowerment, and create agile applications that are enabled to function effectively in its context.
This article has been extracted from http://www.information-age.com, please click on this link to read the article in full http://www.information-age.com/it-management/strategy-and-innovation/123457987/digital-business-demands-leap-new-excellence-it-application-architecture
Montash is a multi-award winning, global IT recruitment firm. Specialising in permanent and contract positions across mid-senior appointments which cover a wide range of industry sectors and IT functions, including:
ERP, BI & Data, Information Security, IT Architecture & Strategy, Scientific Technologies, Demand IT and Business Engagement, Digital and E-commerce, Infrastructure and Service Delivery, Project and Programme Delivery.
With offices based in London, Montash has completed assignments in over 30 countries and has appointed technical professionals from board level to senior and mid-management in permanent and contract roles.
For more information please visit www.montash.com