The study identified three common characteristics of successful enterprises:
- Partnering is in their DNA. While 40 percent of companies still have moderate to major skills gaps, Pacesetters are busy plugging their skills gaps by partnering with external developers. However, they’re not just using tried-and-true professional developers – nearly 80 percent of Pacesetters are also turning to citizen developers to leverage data and APIs to develop crowdsourced solutions.
- Analytics is their fuel. The hallmark of an analytically fueled organization is having a culture that’s inclined to act on analytical results and insights. And nearly 70 percent of Pacesetters say analytics are integral to how their organizations make decisions.
- Leaders are combining mobile, social, cloud and analytics technologies to break away from the pack. While each of these technologies are transformative on their own, the total is greater than the sum of its parts and leading enterprises are adopting all four.