The execs said they plan to add MACH to their architecture in the next 12 months

A recent study has found 81% of IT leaders intend to increase MACH elements into their front-office architecture within the year. The research was done by the MACH Alliance and supported by DJS Research.

MACH stands for Microservices, APIs, Cloud-native SaaS, and Headless. MACH bills itself as a new strategy for technology evolution, procurement and implementation. The MACH Alliance, a global not-for-profit organisation, is evangelizing the new strategy. The Alliance is dedicated to advocating for an open, best-of-breed technology ecosystem for enterprises.

An international survey base

The MACH Alliance report was based on surveys of senior level technology decision makers (CIOs/CTOs, VP/SVP, Senior Manager). They survey participants hailed from the US, UK and Germany. The report aimed to profile the views on digital technology in the global workplace.

Geographically, those in the U.S. indicated the greatest emphasis on this strong intention (U.S.-based respondents: 59% vs. Germany-based respondents: 27%, for example). This is due to the challenges businesses face when managing upgrades of incumbent systems.

The research indicates upgrades are putting a strain on budgets. IN fact 25% of IT decision makers surveyed said they spend over half of their IT budget on front-office upgrades.

The report also suggests upgrades are distracting IT teams from innovating, and that comes at a cost, too. Respondents said their teams spend an average of 40% of their time delivering front-office upgrades.

C-level execs are driving the change

Nearly 9 out of 10 (94%) of c-level executives surveyed said they intend to increase MACH investment going forward.

“We’re extremely encouraged to see that c-level executives are driving the adoption of MACH across their organizations,” said Matt Bradbeer, MACH Alliance co-founder.

“The executive suite has clearly seen how a composable architecture can deliver real bottom-line impact, especially at a time when quickly adapting to evolving customer needs is so crucial. This modern approach allows a degree of flexibility, performance and cost savings we’ve not seen before.”