Since COVID-19 and then new normal to next normal, for the bright side lesson, COVID-19 serves as the change agent that accelerates the changes that take 10 years to accomplish. From remote-to-work, adoption of web video communication and meeting on a large scale for various usage and context.
Cloud migration accelerated, as even more enterprise users used to be conservative and eventually make the move to start the journey. It is a well known fact that the bigger the companies, in particular those multinational or global scale companies, their backed heavily leverage open source technologies in all kinds. In particular the open-source platforms Docker and Kubernetes, containers run in much smaller size than virtual machines, if not all, majority is open source technologies.
Digital Transformation goes hand in hand with innovation, enterprises that can not make innovation, despite investing heavily in digital infrastructure, are not considered digital transformation. We do not say all companies’ backend should be open source technologies. For instance, some use them in development to cut the licensing cost, and use the commercial support and fully compatible for the production, this is one way to cut the ratio and fuel the digital transformation. The cost savings can be from millions to billions, the larger the scale of operations, the bigger the impact, as you can imagine the huge savings can be used in other key results areas (KRA).
Do not get wrong, it does not mean only big corporations will benefit from it, but small medium business (SMB), small medium industries (SMI) can leverage it as well to cut your digital infrastructure overall cost of ownership, which will fuel your digital transformation. Every company has a different technology adoption curve and maturity, from some is still heavily hardware intensive, some is cloud intensive, it is only the enterprise themselves know what the balancing point to be, moving forward from said 3 years to 5 years on the road, based on the strategic new competency they intend to acquire.
If you are not so sure, feel free to contact E-SPIN for the digital transformation consultancy, be it to help you seize up current situation to know the gap for where you want to be, to layout the phases for your digital transformation journey, from the work out the ideal ratio for open source and commercial source for your development-production, as well as project supply and various enabling value added services.