Our world is growing every day, and so is its complexity. The current challenges in the IT industry go beyond their four walls; in fact, they often stem from external environments that shape their work culture, project lifecycle, and finally, form a team that struggles to innovate. Here’s a brief look at some external factors that add to the dilemma of IT innovation –
Increasing demand for more apps
“There’s an app for that” – when Apple coined this phrase in 2009, they didn’t foresee what was coming. Fast forward to today, and there’s really an app for everything you need, think, or do. However, this puts massive pressure on the IT industry.
According to research by OutSystems, 65% of IT organisations with more than 500 employees have 10 apps in the development process, and 15% of them are trying to get 100 or more in their pipeline. Now, these statistics look great for the customer but add to the work pressure that IT companies are facing:
Increasing technical complexities
App development is no fun and games – no matter what the popular media propagates. It involves different coding languages and frameworks in addition to the need to innovate. As a result, the app development process is long, complex, or not up to quality standards.
Increasing need for customisation
Just like customers, enterprises, too, run on applications these days. Although there are many standard ERP and CRM packages available off the shelf, the growing need for customisation again adds to the work pressure of IT teams.
Increasing change in the digital economy
Gone are the days when application updates used to be an annual affair. Nowadays, organisations expect monthly and even weekly updates. These expectations again put IT in work mode and block their schedule.
The factors mentioned above are just the beginning; there are many unsolved problems in information technology that make innovation tricky and only a figment of many CEO’s imagination.
However, modern IT leaders have been brainstorming to end these scenarios and build a culture of IT innovative technology at all levels. IT organisations have been experimenting with many feasible solutions, from sticking to mobile-only development to adopting low-code technology and citizen developers. Still, none of them have turned out to be as fruitful.
Of course, many of these ideas, like embracing low-code platforms can help but they are only a first step in the right direction. IT companies need a modern application platform that helps build solutions faster, better, and for the future. Luckily, OutSystems fits the bill perfectly! Let’s look at how OutSystems can help IT companies excel at deliverables and innovate at the same time.
OutSystems – the modern application platform that helps IT companies innovate