Reimagining Business and Tech in the Digital Age

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Business-Led App Development

This might be the year CIOs finally embrace some business-led application development, rather than stifling it.

A new generation of SaaS and PaaS cloud-based solutions has the power to digitally transform organizations from the inside out. Until now, many CIOs have resisted these platforms, either pushing the business to rely on existing legacy systems or to custom code the solutions they desire.

This year, progressive CIOs will partner more deeply on citizen development-led projects within the business to get the greatest application ROI while ensuring the right controls and security measures are set in place. By involving IT at the right level, these systems let the business run, while engaging IT with the right level of governance and transparency and overseeing key data connections to traditional systems for new development.

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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