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Month: July 2016

Citizen Development 101: Understanding the Basics

EducationSummary: Application development has long been a problem facing both the IT department and the business units. The IT department gets overwhelmed with new application requests. They can’t possibly complete every project when the business wants it done. Meanwhile, the business users get tired of waiting, and start bypassing the IT department altogether. Today, we explore the concept of “citizen development”, and explain how it helps address this problem.

3 examples of highly productive IT departments

EducationSummary: As technology plays a larger role in all aspects of business, the business is relying on the IT department more than ever. However, many IT departments lack the time and the resources to meet their growing expectations. How can your IT department become highly productive–without outsourcing work or hiring new staff? Here are a few examples of IT departments that accomplished this very goal.

6 major roadblocks to digital transformation

EducationSummary: Digital transformation–the reinvention of an organization through the use of digital technology to improve performance–is a priority for many businesses these days. However, it’s no easy task. Businesses will encounter many hurdles on their digital transformation journey. In this article, we explore 6 such roadblocks and explain ways around them.