We spoke to Stephen Miles, Chief Technology Officer of CA Technologies and Nick Lim, Vice President to ASEAN and Greater China Region of CA Technologies. In this three-part podcast series we will be exploring the concept of Modern Software Factory as coined by CA Technologies, API based software systems adoption by companies, and industry potential in Malaysia. In this second section of the third and last part of the series we explore the cost factor to the modern software factory, digital security, and Malaysia’s digital feasibility.
Digital transformation in large or small companies does involve a certain amount of resources. The cost factor in the software factory depends plenty of how software is being deployed and utilised by the client itself. In some use cases the software pays for itself by lowering certain operational costs. In a long-term as well the aim of automation via software is meant to drive costs down anyway. The question at the end of the day is how much more would it cost if they do not make their move into the modern software factory.
Malaysia is an interesting market for CA Technologies and the modern software factory. The adoption rate for API based software development is significantly rampant in Malaysia due to its simple plug-and-play systems. As APIs get more mature in Malaysia software and apps will be even better in the future. Despite the high adoption rate though plenty of large companies still rely on Legacy systems that are based on old system architectures. This is technically a small hurdle for plenty of companies that should be easily rectified in the future. However these companies still use API to link their older legacy systems to newer software system. There are obviously cases where current companies rely fully on API based software development. A great example would be ride sharing service, GRAB. They have started out with API and have stuck to it ever since due to the highly dynamic nature of its architecture. The highly flexible nature of GRAB’s app system allows the company to quickly identify problems and deploy fixes, updates and new features in a near instant manner over-the-air.
Source: CA Technologies