With core applications becoming ‘vanilla’ again, the differentiating edge of IT solutions will come from a next generation of applications that are not really applications anymore. They are quickly created by gluing reusable, catalog-based IT services together. They leverage visual, model-driven platforms that work from business process descriptions to generate code. They use self-service BI, BPM and business rules tools to create solutions in close proximity to the business. They apply mobility and portal platforms to create new interfaces without diving into the software underneath.
via Capgemini Worldwide.