Could your new superstar software developer already be on payroll? The cloud-enabled, low-code/no-code platforms your business uses every day make it increasingly likely. People are natural problem solvers. They know the kinks in their workflows, the inefficiencies in their processes. Most of your employees may not know how to write code, but if you give them intuitive, visual process-driven development tools, they will put them to work. It will be a boon to your business, but only if you make the necessary investment.
The World Trade Center Institute is doing its part to keep us virtually connected through a series of webinars exploring the impact of COVID-19 and how our global business community can emerge stronger. To tackle the topic of disruption, series organizer Lydia Yodie turned to an industry that has some experience with it: the tech sector. Serving as moderator, Mind Over Machines VP of Innovation…
Enterprise adoption problems are frustrating – and common. Our Chief Delivery Officer Carrie Schuckle has been overseeing development projects from beginning to end for 20 years. She’s well-acquainted with the usual stumbling blocks. “The technology may present challenges to overcome, but the adoption phase is usually the toughest. It’s what makes or breaks a project,” Carrie warns.
The simple fact that technology is always evolving often casts IT in the role of principal change agent within a company. That can rub other departments the wrong way. People may perceive tech leaders as implementing change for the sake of change, or worse yet, change for the sake of technology.
Too often, when CIOs attempt to focus on using IT to optimize business costs, stakeholders see it as a defensive move. You’ll hear the heads of other business units mutter, “IT can’t find enough money to cut in its own budget, so they’re coming after ours.”
Specialized know-how is a good thing; it’s what makes your company valuable. You focus on what you do best and deliver that superior service to your clients. But when you don’t have the in-house expertise you need, that’s when panic can set in, especially when you’re staring down the barrel of a high-stakes IT project.