IT Is Under Pressure to Deliver in the App Economy

By Dennis McCafferty
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    44% of senior IT leaders surveyed said their company has either been very or extremely disrupted by the application economy.

A significant share of IT leaders liken today's "application economy" to a disruptive force of nature, according to a recent survey conducted by Vanson Bourne for CA Technologies. The accompanying report, "How to Survive and Thrive in the Application Economy," demonstrates how customer demand and competitive considerations are pressuring IT organizations to generate more apps, faster than ever. The majority of survey respondents said that they have either purchased or will acquire new software to increase their app-delivery capabilities, as these investments are now considered a "must have" to keep up with business-based expectations. "There is clear evidence that enterprises of all sizes, in all markets, have to embrace the application economy, and place software development and delivery at the center of their business strategy," says John Michelsen, CTO at CA Technologies. "Business success is tied to application performance, and the ability of a business to drive growth is no longer just about the products or services they deliver, but increasingly about a complete software-driven experience." The report divides organizations into "leaders" and "laggards" to represent differences in their responses to the app economy, noting that the former group is growing revenue at more than twice the rate of the latter. A total of 1,450 global senior IT leaders took part in the research.

This article was originally published on 2014-10-24
Dennis McCafferty is a freelance writer for Baseline Magazine.
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