Summary: In this week’s article roundup, we learn the one area that will play a major role in new IT tools and application development, why the biggest cloud adoption driver isn’t cost, and more.
Business agility drives cloud adoption
Companies adopting cloud computing most aggressively say that business agility — not cost — is the primary driver of adoption. While moving to the cloud does promote agility, make sure you don’t ignore this simple question: What if you need to move off of the cloud?
Why enterprises need to adapt to agile
While certain projects will lend themselves to traditional development, the future of development will largely be dominated by agile. Companies large and small who fail to recognize and adapt to this shift will find it difficult to stay competitive.
Location, Location, Location
When considering new IT tools, systems, and new application development, IT leaders and CIOs must keep one fact in mind: It’s all about location. As we move towards mobile devices, geolocation data will play an increasingly important business role in the near future. Want to learn how to add geolocation to your web apps? Check out this article.
An important lesson most IT leaders have forgotten
To be a digital leader, you must be well versed in a wide range of constantly changing subject areas, which will require that you exist in a constant state of learning and exploration. That being said, you can’t possibly become an expert in every area, which is why IT professionals must find creative ways to bridge the growing skills gap.