Reimagining Business and Tech in the Digital Age

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A Comprehensive Dashboard

2016 is going to be the year we see the pursuit of a new holy grail — a comprehensive dashboard for the chief operating officer that can provide real-time insight into metrics on inventory management, order management, asset management and more.

The last few years have seen the pursuit of the "marketing cloud" as a holy grail for the CMO — a dashboard with all the key marketing metrics visualized in real time. This year, business operations departments will begin that same pursuit: seeking a top-down view into application changes for a workflow for inventory asset management, maintained in part by the "citizen developer" who knows how to make the change in real time, rather than waiting for IT to do so.

New software platforms that break down siloed SaaS app sprawl and deliver automation between highly correlated operational disciplines on a single purpose-built PaaS will reap true, real-time operational management benefits of greater efficiency and accountability.

Digital transformation is quickly changing the way businesses work. It is no longer just the marketing department's territory, but has seeped through to other branches like IT and operations — sparking significant changes in the way organizations hire, work and measure success.

We've long been talking about the tech talent shortage as an industry, but one theme that will quickly emerge from this slideshow is that there isn't a shortage as much as a need to reimagine traditional tech roles, matching them with emerging processes and trends. The more forward-looking organizations and CIOs are well on their way to accommodating this new paradigm — they have new (or no) job descriptions, they do things differently from their predecessors, and they have new goals and metrics. What's more, this trend will become more mainstream in 2016, causing CIOs to quickly become smarter with the concept of digital transformation and the changes it brings in its wake.

Here are five ways IT is going to change in 2016, as identified by John Carione, product marketing and strategy leader, Intuit QuickBase.

 

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