This is a unique way to start a blog. Normally I do an introduction about some comments related to the story I want to share. Well, I want to start this blog post with the following prediction (maybe I can get more attention from those writing code): By 2021, 40% of IT staff will be versatilists holding multiple roles, most of which will be business-related rather than technology-related.
As I meet with customers and prospects across the nation, insights I learn from CEOs, CIOs and CTOs, about what keeps them up at night is incredibly valuable. Whether talking to a customer in New York or in Dallas, all share concerns about the future & the role emerging technologies will play in transforming their business.
There’s an old joke about an IT manager (one of many ways it is told) who tries a demo copy of heaven and another one of hell. In the demo, folks in heaven are just laying around bored on clouds, while in hell souls are partying, golfing, swimming and having a grand-old-time.
Apple closed out 2017 with an announcement that sent shockwaves through the mobile app development-community and that is slowly reverberating throughout the business world. If your organization has an app available in the iStore, or plans to in the future, you need to be aware of how the game has changed.
We talk about the Digital Transformation every day. And every day, we touch on the same points:
- If we don’t invest in developing a digital strategy the business will be at risk;
- The need for the right tools deliver the efficiencies and opportunities for true digital transformation;
- The challenges CIO’s and IT departments are facing are increasing exponentially as they are asked to do more, with less.
Innovation Against All Odds (1988)
If you read the GeneXus company bio, you’ll notice right away that founders, Nicolás Jodal and Breogán Gonda, stress the excellent team of people who helped them achieve their goal of building a successful organization 30 years ago. The group was extremely knowledgeable and gratified to be doing what they were doing, all working towards one common objective: to create something that would change the lives of people around the world.
New AI-powered technologies being embraced by the enterprise provides all staff levels with capabilities previously restricted to IT. Among these new capabilities is the new role of citizen developers, where most anyone in an organization can develop applications using self-coding programs. This is a good thing on the whole, but as with any other revolution, it comes with challenges and potential drawbacks, which CIOs and their teams will need to address.