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The Digital Transformation Imperative

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© 2020 Mirantis Inc. All Rights Reserved. Information is subject to change. | www.mirantis.com 4 To keep up with the pace of change, every company must become a software company. This is the reality today where software has become the foundation for achieving your core business objectives and achieving competitive advantage— it's what enables you to deliver and scale innovation across the business. From industrial manufacturers to airlines and insurance companies, products and services gain an edge through software. To succeed, even 150-year old banks and traditional manufacturers must become software companies. And as all companies become software companies, the ones that will succeed are the ones that can ship code faster and respond quickly to changing customer demands. Lindsay Corporation makes, among other things, large-scale agricultural irrigation systems -- steel pipes for farms. The company now leads with its irrigation management software and is investing heavily in IoT. Can your organization build software, embrace digital transformation and meet or even exceed customer expectations? And can you do it while maintaining existing technology investments? Or will you continually lose customers to competitors who are delighting customers with new digital services? Every Company is a Software Company "Our biggest priority has been our transformation f rom an industrial manufacturing company … into a software, hardware and firmware design and manufacturing company." BRIAN MAGNUSSON VP, INNOVATION AND TECHNOLOGY Agile IT. Hybrid cloud. Application frameworks. Microservices. New technologies and concepts hold promise, but there are an overwhelming number of options. Which cloud provider? Public cloud, private cloud and/or bare metal? Which operating system and virtualization platform? Which application f ramework? What about databases, big data, and machine learning software? CIOs are expected to make the right investments and standardize as much as possible to limit costs. At the same time, business units are demanding the flexibility to use the solution that fits best for each use case. IT leaders are rarely successful in imposing standards that don't meet the needs of the business. But without strict adherence to standards, how can IT support agile development processes and move applications to the cloud? An Overwhelming Array of Technology Choices

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