SAN JOSE, CA -- (Marketwired) -- 08/12/14 -- Apigee®, developer of the leading platform for digital acceleration, today released a new Apigee Institute report, "Lessons from the App Masters: How Some IT Departments Excel at Delivering Quality Apps," which explores the findings of a recent global survey of IT executives at large enterprises that attempted to deploy apps in 2013. The report reveals that while mobile apps play a key role in business success, nearly half of the IT decision makers surveyed -- 45 percent -- reported missing expectations on at least one of the five key measures of app deployment success: number of apps, quality of apps, budget, business impact, and time. Those who exceeded expectations across all five measures of app deployment -- the "App Masters" -- share a common pattern for success that includes strategic and aggressive use of external resources.
"Traditional IT is no longer viable for the new world of apps. IT as we know it has been heavily conditioned by the legacy of a control-oriented approach used to build and manage the systems of record of the past," said Bryan Kirschner, director of Apigee Institute. "But this approach is incompatible with the new business imperative to deliver systems of engagement at the pace the market demands. We've found that those who are succeeding in app deployment have a strikingly different approach to their IT departments. They recognize the strategic value of leveraging external expertise to maximize their agility and adaptability -- this fundamental shift is called 'outside-in IT' and is a competitive necessity for every IT leader hoping to deliver digital experiences faster and better."
Key Survey Findings
There is a clear disconnect between enterprises producing apps successfully and those struggling.
App Masters are far more open to working with outside parties.
App Masters understand the value and strategic power of leveraging external resources, beyond cost savings.
App Masters are more likely to embrace the cloud.
The Apigee Institute's 2013 Global ITDM (IT Decision Maker) Online Survey was fielded in January 2014 to 800 IT Decision Makers at companies with more than $500 million in annual revenue around the world in more than 25 industries. The survey respondents came from the following geographies: Australia, China, France, Germany, India, Japan, the United Kingdom, and the United States of America.
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