Is every business really becoming a software business?

Understanding what becoming a software business means in today's business environment.
Written by Courtney Sato, Contributor

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For decades, we've been hearing some variation of the prediction that every company will become a software company. Almost seven years ago, in his now-famous essay, Why Software is Eating the World, Mark Andreessen proclaimed: "We are in the middle of a dramatic and broad technological and economic shift in which software companies are poised to take over large swathes of the economy."

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What is the state of this shift today? Is every business truly on its way to becoming a software business? Do businesses mostly purchase software off the rack or build their own software? Constellation Research is seeking to diagnose the state of this and other digital transformation trends in our 2018 Digital Transformation Survey.

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If you are an individual with authority or influence over technology strategy in your organization, please take this short survey. The survey contains 20 multiple-choice questions and should take less than 10 minutes to complete.

We're looking for information about:

  • Major priorities of digital transformation efforts today
  • Who is leading digital transformation
  • Impediments to digital transformation
  • Issues that keep executives up at night
  • The state of emerging technology adoption
  • The state of investment in maturing digital technologies
  • Workforce issues
  • Innovation in the enterprise

Take the Constellation Research 2018 Digital Transformation Survey here. Constellation will send survey participants a summary of the survey data.

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