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digital transformation | n.

The transformation of business activities, processes, competencies and models to fully leverage the changes and opportunities of digital technologies and their impact on the organization in a strategic and prioritized way.

Digital Transformation: Going Beyond the Hype

Presenting Original Research from Uniface and Creative Intellect Consulting

"Digital transformation" is on the lips of nearly every forward-thinking executive and technologist in the business world today. But there is broad debate on what the term really means, how it can be accomplished ... and if it's anything more than hype.

Here are the findings from the study, “The Market Realities of Digital Transformation,” which was sourced from more than 300 interviews and is now publicly available for the first time.

Digital Transformation: What Matters?

But WHY are organizations so keen to transform and develop applications that eliminate wasteful manual processes?

  • Ability to create better experiences
    Ability to create better experiences
  • Automation of business
    Automation of business
  • Support for connected devices
    Support for connected devices
  • Support for mobile
    Support for mobile
  • Adopt Cloud application services
    Adopt Cloud application services
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Why Transform?

  • want to improve operational efficiency.

  • want an improved and connected customer experience.

  • want an improved and connected employee experience.

  • want to deliver product and service innovation.

  • want better distribution, marketing and sales.

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Sounds Great, But…

Realizing those benefits, like any business change, comes with challenges and barriers. Among respondents, the top business barriers to digital transformation are:

Cost

Cost

Speed & time to market

Speed & time to market

Lack of understanding

Lack of understanding

Not knowing where to start

Not knowing where to start

Lack of technical skills

Lack of technical skills

Lack of app development tools

Lack of app development tools

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Departmental Synergy:
The Key to Digital Transformation

By its very name, digital transformation – and the application development and deployment inherent to it – seems like a purely technological function. It's not. Our research shows that IT and business roles must be completely in sync if digital transformation is to be strategized and executed successfully. Development must be rapid, with business buy-in (and easy changes) at all stages. And any tool deployed must meet several critical criteria:

  • Integration

  • Security

  • Usability

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Low-Code Development: The Answer?

The latest generation of low-code development tools allows for a high degree of business-IT cooperation and collaboration. With low-code tools, applications can be created quickly, less diverse technology skills are required, there is less code to test (and fail), and security and usability issues are inherently addressed. Of course, all low-code tools are not created equal. Those catering specifically to "citizen developers" can create workflow and quality issues. The best platforms are those that provide unique opportunities to professional developers, including:

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    Reduced development costs

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    Faster app development

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    Improved security

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    Easier UX delivery

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    Adoption of faster practices

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    Adoption of the cloud

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“The Market Realities of Digital Transformation”
to learn:

  • How low-code can help non-professional developers succeed

  • The challenges business & IT users see in a shift to low-code environments

  • Why domain knowledge is so important on the road to digital transformation

  • And much more!

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