The role of strategic agility in the IT sector

Abstract

As we are living in a world governed by technology, the society becomes step by step more digitalized. The IT sector is now rooted both in our personal and professional lives, removing physical boundaries. Given these facts, the aim of this paper is to present an analysis of how strategic agility works hand in hand within the IT industry. Strategic agility represents a trigger for growth in this industry, contributing to its expansion and strategic business direction as part of the business environment. Thus, the objectives of the current paper are three-folded, namely: (1) what does strategic agility stands for in the IT industry; (2) how strategic agility is achieved within IT sector (3) which business areas of IT companies are impacted by strategic agility. In the journey of covering all these points, we will use mixed research methodology. The qualitative research contributes to a deeper understanding of the role strategic agility plays in the IT business. This section of the paper screens the targeted concepts of the research, acknowledging the challenges and opportunities triggered by strategic agility. The quantitative research method represented by a survey highlights through primary collected data a real case analysis of the IT industry. Various stakeholders operating in this industry bring their input to the development of this scientific paper, their opinion being sketched with the support of structured set of opened and closed questions. The findings of this research are collected and analyzed to mirror the significance of strategic agility as part of the IT industry. The paper aims to cover all the listed objectives, raising awareness of how technology is a vital strategic pillar of the business environment. Such results enhance our capacity of future value creation, enabling new opportunities for growth and innovation.

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