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2017 Applications Trend Report

Explore. Adopt. Optimize.


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  • Gabriel Musso, Data Scientist, Symetrics Bio
  • John Halbert, CIO, Shelby County Government
  • Steve Gesner, EVP Technology and Operations, eHealth Ontario

Your Challenge

  • As IT trends find tangible and commercial purpose in the market, in the form of a killer application or a new practice, it is critical for IT executives to evaluate the implications of change on industry and business strategy.
  • IT executives need to avoid running a business that overlooks innovation and falls behind.
  • IT leaders need to recognize trends and develop an action plan that will generate business value for your stakeholders.

Our Advice

Critical Insight

  • Trends in the applications space are quickly evolving due to the strategic impetus to use digital technologies.
  • IT executives now realize that they need to assume the roles of the manager of IT, business partner, and innovator to deliver value to the IT department, enterprise users, and the business.

Impact and Result

Determine how to explore, adopt, and optimize the technology and practice trends in this report by understanding which of the core objective(s) each trend serves:

  • Optimize the effectiveness of the IT organization.
  • Boost the productivity of the enterprise.
  • Enable business growth through technology.

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Learn about trending technologies and practices and how to explore, adopt, and optimize each trend.

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