By Megana Natarajan - August 03, 2020 3 Mins Read
CIOs believe that successful digital transformation strategy requires a combination of innovation at both business- and enterprise- process levels
IT leaders say that in the current scenario organizations are on the path of innovation at an unprecedented scale and speed. They need to boost the operational agility to be able to prepare and adapt to all adverse possibilities. The major issues despite large-scale digital transformation measures include complex processes, rigid systems, and siloed data. Organizations need to enhance and develop on the traditional methods to encourage their employees to solve issues and provide serves at full potential.
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CIOs point out that despite the huge amount of effort invested in technical implementations, plans aren’t always sufficient. They suggest following the dual-track approach for digital transformation.
The streamlined approach throughout the enterprise
IT leaders say that the first part of the dual-track approach is based on the detection and deployment of the latest digital technology pan-organization. They also have to take step to update business workflows and work culture affected by the transformation to ensure success.
The said step is imperative, however, it is time-exhausting and complex to implement. Many C-suite executives are dissatisfied with the inherent delays in RoI, with the current transformation measures.
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Deploying innovation on rapid-cycle
The second half of the dual-track approach implements a parallel track that focusses on areas generally overlooked by the transformation process implemented at a large-scale. These liable areas include a company’s capacity to modernize and connect quickly to a large volume of critical processes that cover both business workgroups and workflows.
CIOs suggest that such lofty goals can be achieved via rapid-cycle innovation that encourages non-IT business personnel to put forward and develop new apps to update pre-existing workflow processes.
This enables easy and quick wins for the firms along with long-term transformation measures.
Understanding the importance of low-code technology
IT leaders think that cloud-fueled low-code tech is the solution to successful and effective dual-track digital transformation. This method allows employees to develop individual services and apps outside of IT.
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The biggest advantage of low-code tech as per CIOs, is that it encourages business leaders to be involved in the idea-generation and innovation cycle. This is a major encouraging factor in the rapid-cycle innovation method.
CIOs point out that speed is another major advantage when using low-code. It helps in the quick delivery of apps and projects in the firms as compared to conventional development tasks. IT leaders say that this factor is critical in the COVID-19 scenario where organizations are required to be flexible and can respond fast to extensive disruptions.
Enterprise leaders however are hesitant of low-code tech due to the concerns related to compliance and security. Security leaders believe that shadow IT apps developed outside of internal IT architecture will not meet compliance standards.
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Megana Natarajan is a Global News Correspondent with OnDOt Media. She has experience in content creation and has previously created content for agriculture, travel, fashion, energy and markets. She has 3.9 years’ experience as a SAP consultant and is an Engineering graduate.
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