Government Enterprises in 2023: Composability Drives Next-Gen Capabilities

Composability Drives Next-Gen Capabilities

With 2023 rapidly approaching, today’s government organizations are facing uncertainty on many fronts. Geopolitical conflict continues to escalate, worldwide recession is looming on the horizon, cyber threats are multiplying, and the supply chain suffers from instability. But while it may be hard to believe, there is a bright side to all these challenges.

Disruption always creates new opportunities, and as we head into a new year, government agencies and federal contractors have an unprecedented chance to innovate new forms of resilient organizational structures driven by emerging technologies such as AI, edge computing and low-cost cloud solutions.

The glue that holds it all together? Composable enterprise architecture: with the help of composability, government enterprises of the future will be more adaptive and agile. They will shape their IT strategies to meet business goals and withstand disruption, no matter where it comes from. And in this article, we'll explain how.

Aligning IT With Business

Today, businesses in both the public and private sector are more dependent on IT than ever before. In 2023, Gartner predicts that IT spending will rise by 5.1%, surpassing $4.6 trillion dollars. Among other things, tech helps them to:

  1. Automate routine tasks and processes to increase productivity
  2. Enable remote work and collaboration among teams
  3. Secure sensitive data while protecting endpoints against cyberattacks
  4. Provide real-time data and analytics to inform decision making

In the midst of a rapidly evolving tech landscape, it’s crucial for organizations to have a clear strategy for how their technology aligns with their overall mission and goals. This is particularly important for small-to-medium sized businesses, who often lack the resources to be strategic in their IT spending.

To overcome this challenge, government businesses of tomorrow will be aided by composable architecture – a business model that is flexible, agile, and easily reconfigured to adapt with changing business needs. With the help of composability, government enterprises of the future will be able to plan for multiple outcomes and navigate disruption - no matter where it comes from.

Explaining Composable Architecture

According to a 2020 Gartner Keynote, composable architecture is a business model that relies on modularity, autonomy and orchestration to help organizations rapidly adapt in the face of disruption.

By adopting a composable business architecture, organizations become more flexible and resilient. Meanwhile, composable technologies are the tools (or building blocks) that enable the organization to pivot quickly in response to changing circumstances

Moving Away from One-Size-Fits-All IT

In the past, government agencies and their vendors have often relied on monolithic, one-size-fits-all IT systems that were difficult and costly to update or modify. This made it challenging for them to advance with changing demands and requirements, or to take advantage of new technologies as they emerged.

To this day, government agencies – along with their private sector counterparts – are behind on IT transformation, leaving them with security and capability.

With a composable enterprise architecture, contractors and agencies can build their IT systems from a set of modular components that can be easily assembled, integrated, and reconfigured to meet their specific needs.

Not only will this allow them to quickly incorporate new technologies as they become available - it will also help them to drive costs down, stay secure, and meet their goals more consistently. Above all, it will help them remain competitive and delight customers with next-generation capabilities. A 2022 survey of CIOs finds that high-composability enterprises expect revenue increases that exceed their less composable counterparts.

How Composability Drives Next-Gen Capabilities

While composable architecture is not itself a technical capability, it is a paradigm that drives technical capabilities by helping organizations to adopt and integrate IT solutions into their existing infrastructure with less overhead. Consider the following examples:

  1. AI Adoption
    The use of AI in business is growing rapidly, with experts anticipating an AI market size of more than $422 billion by 2028. Organizations that can quickly adopt and integrate AI solutions possess a significant competitive advantage. Composable Architecture allows businesses to incorporate AI more easily by providing a flexible framework for building and deploying AI solutions to automate tasks, improve decision making and gain insights from data.
  2. Edge Computing Solutions
    As we explained in a previous blog post, edge computing is a distributed computing architecture which brings compute, storage and networking capabilities closer to the devices and sensors that generate data. This enables businesses to process data and run applications in real-time, reducing latency and improving the performance of their systems. 
    Composable Architecture enables businesses to quickly deploy and scale edge computing solutions in their existing infrastructure, allowing them to benefit from the features of edge computing – like faster data processing and better responsiveness – without the need for extensive re-architecting of their existing infrastructure.
  3. Lower Cost Cloud Deployment
    Cloud computing has become an increasingly important part of the business landscape, providing organizations with on-demand access to computing resources and services. However, the cost of cloud computing can be a barrier for many businesses, particularly for those with limited budgets or a need for only occasional access to cloud resources. 
    Composable Architecture can decrease the overhead associated with spinning up cloud instances or building and deploying cloud-based applications and services. This means more businesses will be able to leverage the benefits of cloud computing – and pivot between different solutions – with cost optimization, and lower upfront investment.

Preparing for the Future
In 2023, a rising number of government enterprises will leverage composable architecture to drive next-generation capabilities. By adopting a modular, flexible, and agile business model, these organizations will be able to adapt quickly in the face of disruption, incorporate new technologies as they emerge, and reduce costs.

Furthermore, composable architecture will help government agencies to align their IT strategies with their overall business goals, keeping them competitive and secure in an increasingly complex and challenging environment. By working with an experienced IT partner, your organization can leap ahead of the competition and prepare for the future.

At Epoch Concepts, we design, source and integrate solutions to empower our customers. From storage to infrastructure, cybersecurity and cloud solutions, we architect fully customizable IT solutions and offer continual customer support, seeking to align IT strategy with your unique business requirements. When it comes to composable and next-generation technologies, we are here to help you every step of the way. Contact us to learn more.