Every now and then I am lucky to get into meaningful technological discussions with people older, wiser and more important than me. Last week was no different! This time, the discussion began with infrastructure of the city and somehow ended up about infrastructure in the enterprise world! This blog post discusses in brief how retail banking, analytics, cloud and legacy systems are each impacting infrastructure and in the end what might be a good way to start making changes!
The aim is not to write ‘explaining infrastructure’ but a little about the future possibilities! Infrastructure, in this blog post, includes hardware and software. Basically anything that allows information to flow/processed between systems.
While we wondered how infrastructure would be used, our discussion was predominantly focused on the financial services domain! The question was not just how much of the IT should be in-sourced vs. out-sourced, but how should infrastructure be managed?