Digital Transformation. Why change? Why now? Why open source? Why Red Hat?

14/7/2017

There are a number of challenges faced by organizations today in all industries and especially in the Financial sector. Compliance with certain regulations and directives, digital disruption, open standards, systems integration, processes automation, mobility, applications development acceleration, are just some of those challenges. FinTech companies have already changed the way financial services are delivered to consumers. Therefore, the need to change the way traditional financial institutions operate is a necessity, and digital transformation is the key to that success.

Digital Transformation is an ongoing journey and if your organization has yet to embark on that journey, it should start moving towards that direction the soonest possible.  As per the latest research by MIT Sloan Management Review and Deloitte, 87% of IT leaders anticipate that their industries will be disrupted by digital trends but only 44% say that their organizations are adequately preparing for that disruption to come. Now, as per Gartner research, we still see 70% of IT spending in maintaining existing systems, 19% for growing and only 11% for digital transformation. Based on these findings there is still a lot of space for improvement. 

So which solutions are out there which can help you tackle today’s challenges? It is widely accepted that open source solutions drive rapid innovation. As per open source survey conducted by Black Duck Software, 78% of enterprises today run open source solutions. This shows that organizations today have indeed embraced open source technologies. Red Hat, being the leading open source company in the world, has a significant role to play offering robust, enterprise-ready open source solutions.

3scale API Management Platform

The use of open APIs meeting the EU Payment Services Directive (PSD2) pushes the banks to proceed with the implementation of an API Management Platform offering open APIs. 3scale by Red Hat is a solution which can help the banks meet that directive. Recognized as a leader in the Gartner Magic Quadrant, 3scale can handle hundreds of millions APIs calls per day.

Red Hat JBoss Fuse

Enterprises are becoming increasingly connected, enabling digital transformations, increasing productivity, and facilitating rapid innovation. Red Hat JBoss Fuse is an integration platform which reduces the pain of connecting applications, services, processes, and devices for comprehensive and efficient solutions.

Red Hat JBoss BPM Suite

Red Hat JBoss BPM Suite combines business process management (BPM), business rules management (BRM), business resource planning and complex event processing (CEP) technologies into a single, integrated, open source platform. It enables users to capture business policies and procedures, automate business operations, and measure the results of business activities across heterogeneous environments including physical, virtual, mobile, and cloud.

Red Hat Mobile Application Platform

Red Hat Mobile Application Platform brings together agility and centralized control for mobile innovation and a competitive edge. This product offers a suite of features that embrace collaborative app development, centralized control of security and back-end integration, and a range of cloud deployments.

Red Hat OpenShift Container Platform

Red Hat OpenShift Container Platform helps organizations develop, deploy, and manage existing and container-based applications seamlessly across physical, virtual, and public cloud infrastructures. Built on proven open source technologies, OpenShift Container Platform helps application development and IT operations teams modernize applications, deliver new services, and accelerate development processes.

Blockchain-as-a-Service (BaaS)

Blockchain is considered to be a secure distributed database which contains a continuously growing list of records. Recently, BlockApps became the first blockchain application to run on Red Hat OpenShift Container Platform which helps financial institutions to build hosted blockchain solutions. Red Hat believes in blockchain’s potential, and that a flexible open source and container-based platform offers an ideal platform for blockchain and FinTech applications.

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