How to Meet the Challenges of 2015

By: Absolute Editorial Team | 12/12/2014

Joe Stangarone recently put together a 2-part series for the Cup of Joe Blog on the challenges that CIOs must face in 2015 and beyond. In the first part of the series, which we discussed earlier, Joe explores the shifting roles and responsibilities of CIOs in meeting the latest challenges, from mobile to cloud and more.

The second part of the series, “5 (more) big challenges facing CIOs and IT leaders in 2015” explores 5 additional challenges CIOs and IT leaders face, bringing the series total to 10 challenges. The second half or the series explores the need to:

  • Bring “Shadow IT” out of the shadows
  • Address the cloud decision
  • Integrate disparate technology
  • Provide Singular experiences across multiple platforms
  • Deliver solutions quickly

One of the key attributes to being able to deliver solutions quickly, the last challenge outlined in the series, is to adopt more agile development methods. As Ryan St. Hilaire, VP of Product Management here at Absolute Software notes:

“Mobility and cloud are driving expectations in software development. End users demand simplified user experiences and rapid delivery of new features. IT organizations will be asked to develop custom applications with rapid iterations and continuous delivery. IT leaders must adopt an outside-in approach to meet these expectations. They must move away from traditional waterfall development processes towards agile development process, focus on UX, and create a library of patterns to continuously improve UX (Documentation should become a thing of the past)."

For more on how to meet the challenges of 2015 and beyond, read the rest of the article here.

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