Milan, 10th November 2017.
Last week, we attended the event organized by “Observatory of Digital Innovation” at the Polytechnic of Milan. In this article I’ll summarize what came out and what it’s interesting for Alyvix.
Before starting to illustrate what came out, it is important to specify that the exposed data come from a statistical analysis conducted within the “Observatory of Digital Innovation”, and, as told by the scientific responsible, because of their sourcing and the sample, they have little statistical value.
Almost 84% of the businesses are transforming enterprise application governance. The Agile method is spreading: it consists of digital transformation management, assuring flexibility, speed and adaptability to the context. More than one company on two (53%) uses this methodology, while well over 27% is still evaluating and experimenting. Only 16% of the businesses are not implementing new processes, tools, collaboration procedures between different offices or new skills to adapt to digital transformation. The medium investment in business application development and in processes is equal to 24% of the IT spending and it will increase.
Moreover, Enterprise Architecture is considered more and more strategic: over three out of four companies (77%) are investing significantly in the rationalization of enterprise information system architectures. It has become extremely important to customize organizational models, which can best support companies in digital transformation, and to increase the share of spending destined to the business – according to Stefano Mainetti, Scientific Responsible of the Enterprise Application Governance Observatory.
The challenge is organizational and within the companies, which want to make the digital transformation a competitive factor. The key is the internal collaboration between IT and Line of Business, essential to understand the real benefit of the Agile Method: the digital governance must be transversal to the organization – according to Marco Mazzucco, Senior Researcher of the Enterprise Application Governance Observatory.Companies are ready to invest in application architecture adaptation. In fact, 25% of the companies allocate many funds to rationalization and architecture development initiatives, 52% invest enough, 19% invest little and only 4% dedicate marginal budget allocations or doesn’t invest in any of these functions. But… What are the benefits of a proper enterprise architecture management? According to 62% of the involved companies, the main positive benefit is the capability to make the information system more flexible and ready to respond to the business requests. Moreover, other positive features are the chance to give a strategic and uniform address to the different architectural choices (51%), the decrease of the applications complexity (34%), the decrease of IT management costs (22%) and the possibility to improve the control and the knowledge of IT on the considered applications (18%).
… And Alyvix?
According to the interviewed CEO, the most important trends (in which companies are working and will work) are:
- Collaboration, 63%
- Mobility, 59%
- User Experience, 53%
- Data Intelligence, 53%
- Pervasive Computing, 37%
- Open Application, 30%
The third most important trend consist in User Experience: it has the purpose of making applications less complex and intuitive, speeding up the time needed to carry out certain operations, thus reducing errors and training on personnel.
.. And it is here that Alyvix plays a key role. In fact, being able to act like a real human user on any graphic interface, Alyvix monitors the end-user experience to reduce performance slowdowns and the possibility, for companies, of losing a customer, giving an overall picture of the quality of delivered services.
At the event, Alyvix was mentioned by Massimiliano Tesser, who was speaking for the company Came. He told that Came implemented a unified monitoring service, integrated with our solution, to improve monitoring, measurement and, consequently, the user experience too.
In conclusion, there is an increasing awareness and willingness to improve Digital Governance; despite of this, almost one out of three companies (32%) is still working on a method to make the business more “agile”, and, consequently, to improve end-user experience.
“The digital transformation is pervasive in all areas, and needs tools and skills to be governed. The context will be even more challenging” – informs Alessandro Piva, Director of the Obs. Cloud & ICT as a Service – “and the progressive diffusion of artificial intelligence could lead to an increase in gap between those who use technology and who is really able to understand and exploit them: identifying governance models to manage these opportunities will become even more essential and necessary”.