CA Technologies Interview Podcast Series Part 1 – The Modern Software Factory
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 today’s first part of the interview Nick and Stephen spoke to us about the Modern Software Factory.
In technical term a software factory, like CA works with customers to build software based on their client’s needs and wants. What they focus on is mostly building modern solutions for their clients. About 10 years ago, CA Technologies introduced the concept of application economy. That was at a time when Apple first introduced their first iPhone. Shortly after that they introduced the game changing App Store. Ever since then the human interaction with technology has shifted tremendously. Recognising this movement, CA technologies pushed for their clients to move towards application based software solutions rather than a rudimentary web-based software. This change proved pivotal to some of their clients.
But even before moving toward application based software for companies, CA Technologies have been pushing for clients to adopt software based businesses. Of course most, if not all CA Technologies’ clients are software based companies. This is important; everything today is software based. For organisations to excel in today’s market it is important for them to have at least a software that helps them run their operations. With the current wave of focus on customer experience software is more important than ever. But customer’s wants and desires change so quickly over time and that is why companies need to adopt software based business to gain that agility in the market.
The point of the software factory in this day and age is to automate mundane, repeatable tasks. But that is not all, it aims to centralise all sorts of processes as well allowing businesses to become plenty more flexible and agile in the ever-changing market. Companies like Google, and Amazon; the biggest companies in the world are great examples of how a completely digital platform could grow, adapt and evolve so quickly and excel in the market.
Source: CA Technologies