IT organizations are increasingly relying on digital platforms to help them roll out new technology capabilities to the business more quickly. Digirupt wrote up an example of this phenomenon in action at Deutsche Bank, which created a home-grown platform-as-a-service (PaaS) called Fabric to enable faster delivery of applications.
A recent report from The Hackett Group shows that cloud platforms are the most common types of digital platforms relied upon by enterprises, but a number of up-and-coming technologies are on a path toward rapid growth. The following chart from the report shows that cloud-based applications are well past 90% adoption. Meanwhile, robotic process automation is on track for massive growth in the next couple of years, with an expected 3x increase.