Empowering Business Users to Mobilize Essential Work Processes

"By 2018, more than half of all B2E mobile apps will be created by enterprise business analysts using codeless tools."  Gartner recently published this prediction in its November report "Predicts 2015: Mobile and Wireless."

This is a trend we've been seeing for a while here at Alpha.  A good example is the case of Sagrika Mehta at Oxford Superconducting Technology – she's a business analyst who built a mobile corrective and preventive action (CAPA) app using Alpha Anywhere. Another example is athleticloud, which built, tested and deployed a mobile information hub for high school athletics significantly faster than traditional development approaches by using Alpha Anywhere.

I recently wrote about the same trend in a WIRED Insights article entitled, "Mobilizing Work Through a Low-Code Platform: Four Factors for Developing Task-Oriented Apps." The article discusses the rise of domain experts tasked with building apps that mobilize essential business activities. I profiled two examples from American Pool and Zerock. I also outlined why low-code offerings, such as Alpha Anywhere, are so essential to empowering business workers to get these apps built, with minimal help from development. Some of the traditional mobile app problems solved include: rapid app development; integration with backend systems; connections to remote web sources; and support for off-line work.

To read the full article, click here. To read more about solving the skills gap at your organization by empowering the workers you have to build mobile apps, read the first in a series of interviews with Mark Flanagan, founder and CEO of Twin Peaks Research.
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Amy Groden-Morrison
Amy Groden-Morrison

Amy Groden-Morrison has served more than 15 years in marketing communications leadership roles at companies such as TIBCO Software, RSA Security and Ziff-Davis. Most recently she was responsible for developing marketing programs that helped achieve 30%+ annual growth rate for analytics products at a $1Bil, NASDAQ-listed business integration Software Company. Her past accomplishments include establishing the first co-branded technology program with CNN, launching an events company on the NYSE, rebranding a NASDAQ-listed company amid a crisis, and positioning and marketing a Boston-area startup for successful acquisition. Amy currently serves as a Healthbox Accelerator Program Mentor, Marketing Committee Lead for the MIT Enterprise Forum of Cambridge Launch Smart Clinics, and on the organizing team for Boston TechJam. She holds an MBA from Northeastern University.

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