Agile, cloud-based applications rely on many automation tools—some of which integrate with each other nicely, others less so. At the same time, everything involved with creating, maintaining and operating a cloud-based application is evolving rapidly. It’s difficult for companies with limited IT budgets to keep up. In this fast-moving environment, companies struggle to plan for five, ten or fifteen years in the future, especially when it’s impossible to predict what the tools or infrastructure of the future will look like.
But planning for the future, whether it’s one or ten years down the road, is something all companies need to think about, even as they rush to clean up existing technical debt.