The automotive space is traditionally synonymous with complex supply chain management, disjointed large manufacturing information systems, and inefficient business application development cycles that use extensive resources. But automotive executives are working to change that.
Gartner recently took a look at the Automotive industry with their report, 2017 CIO Agenda: An Automotive Perspective. This report dives into digital transformation of Automotive: the challenges, expectations, and goals for CIOs in the industry.
Focus on Innovation
Looking at the current automotive landscape, it is easy to see that the focus is on innovation through technology. Gartner research confirms that Automotive is more invested in new products and capabilities than most other industries. The evolving nature of the automobile, pushed forward by connected-car services, autonomous vehicle capabilities, and new environmental regulations, has led to a dramatic investment by all car companies and suppliers in transformative technologies.
Vehicles are now gaining the bulk of their value from the IT department, either through software that aids in development and manufacturing, or through systems that enable new business models.
Technology Investment Priorities
Gartner polled Automotive Industry CIOs on the technology areas in which they will be investing the most going forward, these are the top 3:
Digital Transformation Platform
The demand for innovative solutions in the Automotive industry is higher than ever. However, these innovations require the backing of flexible and efficient solution platforms to be successful. Automotive CIOs must streamline their systems with agile software to compete and win, in this fast-paced, innovative market.
The advantages of a low-code application development platform approach is that it enables organizations to innovate with new applications while they leverage their current technology investments; including the ability to:
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