By March of last year, businesses of all sizes and sectors were scrambling to meet the technical challenges of a global pandemic that few were preparing for at the beginning of the year. While many of 2020’s pandemic-related challenges were unprecedented, the relentless drive towards digital transformation isn’t—and if anything, it is only accelerating in 2021.
A Forrester report found that, over the next year, 30% of firms are planning to increase their technology investments across various areas, including cloud, networks, security, and mobility. Securing the funds for transformation, however, is only the beginning of the journey for tech leaders. While each new technological fix adds new efficiencies or amplifies productivity, they often come with new challenges that must then be addressed. Consider a 2018 CIO magazine survey which showed that a top challenge was “data overload.” This issue was resolved to a great extent with AI tools and frameworks, but these technologies inevitably led to a new challenge in a 2019 survey: Safeguarding data and assuring compliance within these systems.
This guide highlights some of the major pain points facing today’s tech leaders, why traditional approaches to development no longer suffice, and why no-code may be the best path forward.