CIOs and other IT decision-makers are used to having to do more with less. In the world of big data, they may be able to achieve orders-of-magnitude cost savings and productivity gains due to the convergence of development, IT ops and business intelligence (BI) strategy, exploiting advancements in open source software, distributed computing, cloud economics and microservices development.
"CIOs have been told to ‘do more with less’ so often that is has become part of their DNA, and not really open to much debate," says Jack Norris, senior vice president of Data and Applications, MapR Technologies. "So instead, let's consider the next best thing: getting twice the bang for your buck by taking advantage of converging technologies and skill sets; in other words, getting your data and applications platform to do double or triple duty in order to reduce costs, complexity and effort."
Norris offers eight tips to help you identify how technology convergence can help.