How IT Transformations Can Create Jobs- Valutrics

For CIOs and business leaders, digital transformation is about far more than “new tech toys.” It’s about overhauling the way organizations execute their core operational strategies and create jobs, according to “Digital Transformation Expected to Fuel–Not Curb–Job Creation,” a recent survey from Appian. The vast majority of IT decision-makers believe companies that fail to deploy transformation-enabling technologies will risk losing potential revenue, according to the survey findings. They’ll also miss out on opportunities to create new jobs, boost employee productivity and improve operational agility. The forward momentum could cause stress for IT departments, however, as a lingering lack of needed tech talent is considered a primary obstacle to transformation. “In 2017, the world wants more software per developer than ever before,” said Matt Calkins, CEO of Appian. “We need productivity accelerators, like low-code platforms, to overcome the disparity between supply and demand.” More than 500 IT decision-makers took part in the research, which was conducted by YouGov.