WSO2 Publishes White Paper on Reinventing the Application Platform to Optimize Enterprise IT Processes

New white paper examines how IT teams can transform processes to enable rapid response and application delivery via an enterprise DevOps PaaS with robust API management Palo Alto, CA – May 1, 2013 – Today, organizations are seeking to optimize business revenues, customer retention, and the delivery of cost-effective solutions. However, outdated IT infrastructure, processes and tooling often slow down project delivery times and business model flexibility. A new white paper from WSO2 examines the challenges that IT teams face and explores how disruptive technologies, including the cloud, managed APIs mobile, social, and big data provide a sound technology foundation that can transform business agility and build a more responsive organization. The new WSO2 white paper, “The Path to Responsive IT,” was developed by Chris Haddad, WSO2 vice president of technology evangelism. In it, Chris reviews the requirements for empowering organizations to become more responsive, recognizing business opportunities and adapting to processes. He also examines how the cloud’s on-demand, self-service, and ticketless IT processes drastically reduce the time required to provision IT resources. Additionally, Chris explores how a DevOps platform-as-a-service (PaaS) delivers an approved low-cost development, deployment, and maintenance cost structure. Key topics covered in the paper include:
  • Use of a cloud platform to reinvent the application platform.
  • An overview of big data analytics, and how it recalculates business data value.
  • How IT teams should rethink development and operations with enterprise DevOps.
  • How to promote API-first development using API management technology.
  • Strategies for moving forward and optimizing business transformation.
The paper can be downloaded at: Webinar Expands on Responsive IT Concepts Chris will expand on concepts introduced in the white paper in a webinar entitled, “New IT Steps to Accelerate Agility.” He will discuss a new IT model required to reduce delivery time and accelerate business agility. Chris also will describe how IT leaders can quantify business agility; why DevOps, PaaS, and enterprise app stores influence business agility; and where to take pragmatic new IT steps toward the organization’s roadmap milestones. The webinar will be held on Tuesday, May 7, 2013, from 9 a.m.-10 a.m. Pacific Daylight Time. To learn more, visit: About the Author Chris Haddad, WSO2 vice president of technology evangelism, works closely with developers, architects, and C-level executives to increase WSO2 technology adoption, improve the middleware platform, and maximize customer value. Prior to joining WSO2, Chris led research teams as a research vice president at the Burton Group and Gartner advising Fortune 500 enterprise organizations and technology infrastructure vendors. About WSO2 WSO2 is the lean enterprise middleware company. It delivers the only complete open source enterprise SOA middleware stack purpose-built as an integrated platform to support today’s heterogeneous enterprise environments—internally and in the cloud. WSO2’s service and support team is led by technical experts who have proven success in deploying enterprise SOAs and contribute to the technology standards that enable them. For more information, visit or check out the WSO2 community on the WSO2 Blog, Twitter, LinkedIn, Facebook, and FriendFeed..