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Succeeding as an Application Leader in 2023

Published: 05 September 2018

ID: G00353351

Analyst(s): Dennis Gaughan, Elizabeth Golluscio, Stefan Van Der Zijden


The effects of digital transformation have huge ramifications on the future of the application organization. New models of business engagement, different skills, advanced technology and a new approach to software delivery require a different kind of application leader to ensure success in 2023.

Table Of Contents
  • Impacts


Impacts and Recommendations

  • Budgets Are Shifting From IT to Business Units, So Application Leaders Have Less Control Over How Technology Is Selected
  • Changing Demographics, Variety of Technology and an Increasingly Global Workforce Require a Different Approach to Staffing and Skills Development
  • Traditional IT Operating Models Are Not Designed to Support the Pace of Change and Need to Continually Innovate

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