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Don’t Allow Software to Eat Your Lunch

Part 6 of a 6-part Series

In October 2000, Marc Andreessen and his business partner Ben Horowitz were interviewed in CRN: The Newsweekly for Builders of Technology Solutions. He declared, “The complexity curve of software on major Internet properties, and everybody else, is growing exponentially. Software is eating the world.”

And in August 2011, Marc Andreessen published the essay titled “Why Software is Eating the World” in The Wall Street Journal. After discussing the importance of software, he stated again “In short, software is eating the world.”

Fast-forward to 2018 and the statement is truer today than ever before!

In today’s competitive environment, it’s tempting for companies to remain ‘stuck’ – laser focused on their profitable core competencies. But taking advantage of new business opportunities, and creating new revenue streams, is equally important. And success is within reach – through software and IT. The inevitable reality is that every company is becoming a software company.

The challenge is to continuously enable software development beyond the traditional software development lifecycle, and beyond the traditional boundaries of IT, to other stakeholders. Couple that with ever-increasing customer expectations for a consistent, seamless experience, regardless of how they interact with companies.

The solution lies with delivering a rapid application development platform to IT and business stakeholders alike. The right low-code platform will support both the professional developer and the business developer with tailored development environments for each.

Successful CIOs will embrace this opportunity to empower their stakeholders to innovate in new markets and to create ongoing business advantage.

SAP Market Influencer Tamara McCleary recently sat down with Mark Rogers, from SAP partner and market leader Mendix, to discuss whether CIOs are achieving success in turning to IT as an enabler for innovation, change, and ultimately – digital transformation.

To see the last of their 6-part discussion, and to learn why Mark believes, “CIOs don’t have a choice to be successful here. They’ll either be successful or somebody else will have that job!” just click here.

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