We've heard of bimodal IT. What is a cross-modal IT team?
Currently, there are two modes of IT teams available. One is the traditional one building CRM and ERP systems, among other staples we require for the smooth functioning of an organization. The second one is the innovative one which works on the agility, scalability and stability of the systems built by the first team. It is important to note that each team possesses a different set of skills.
In a bimodal system, most businesses don't realize that they need both teams for the smooth functioning of their business, and give more emphasis to the innovative team. This bias is removed by the cross-modal system.
Moreover, in the bimodal system, the effort is doubled and the results are slower, as the teams work separately on the same project. Organizations don't understand that the agility, scalability and the stability provided their innovative team can be applied to increase the functionality of the traditional one. However, cross-modal IT is a system where the innovative arm of the team actually optimizes and lifts the traditional arm in a faster and stable way.
How do you see enterprises evolving in 2016?
Enterprise companies are no longer afraid of newer technologies as they used to be in the past. In fact, a lot of the clever ones have started to pick up on the skills sets and talents employed by start-ups, and are now implementing those in their own organizations.
We can witness a new found confidence in CXOs of the tech giants. Digital trends have to emerge from business decisions, and CIOs have to be prepared with a higher budget for successfully deploying applications in their organizations for effective growth. Things need to be perfect now and newer technologies like mobility and effective digital marketing strategies have to be employed fast.
Source: Computerworld India
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