Low code apps can build modern business apps. The trend is changing how companies take business processes digital. Now citizen developers in companies can build, customize and deploy business apps with user friendly app development environments.
There's a serious “app gap” that many enterprises are facing. Companies can't get all the business applications they need built. This is due to difficulty finding and hiring developers with mobile app development skills. Fortunately, new technology is becoming a practical solution in enterprises: low-code apps solve the problem.
Gartner found that over 25% of global companies have not built or customized any mobile apps in the last 12 months.
And now comes a possibly even more alarming report from Capgemini and LinkedIn, “The Digital Talent Gap—Are Companies Doing Enough?” The report found the digital talent gap is widening. 54 percent of organizations reported that “the digital talent gap is hampering their digital transformation programs." Those organizations reported that their organization "lost competitive advantage because of a shortage of digital talent.”
The article says, “budgets for training digital talent have remained flat or decreased in more than half (52%) of the organizations." More than 50% of organizations said they "keep talking about the digital talent gap but not doing much to bridge it".
There’s also bad news for companies that provide digital training. Respondents said training wasn't helpful or they couldn't take advantage of it. And 45 percent say their companies training programs are “useless and boring.”
The report uncovered good news: “soft digital skills" and a passion for learning are most in demand by organizations.” Companies are looking for business users who want to adopt and learn new technologies to solve business problems. Like analytics software, low code software is a new technology with a fast learning curve and big payoffs.
Those kinds of “soft” skills are frequently found in abundance in enterprises, but not necessarily in the IT department. They're usually found in business departments. these employees are passionate about their jobs, close to the needs of customers and looking to learn new technology skills.
This is very good news for IT management and development teams. They can turn business users into “citizen developers” who use low code solutions to create apps without hand-coding.
Low-code app solutions let business users with minimal technical training write mobile applications without custom code. Low code gives enterprises the best of both words. They get the customer service focus of business users. At the same time companies can rapidly build and deploy more mobile apps with no-code or low-code automation platforms.
Alpha Anywhere is one of the most highly rated low-code tools available. InfoWorld awarded it the 2016 Technology of the Year Award for being a top mobile app software development leader. It has received the highest number of perfect scores on Gartner’s crowd-sourced review site.
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The rise of citizen developers -- is a growing trend in enterprises. The new whitepaper “Citizen Developers: Mobile and Web App Development” provides:
- Predictions for how many business apps enterprises will need to build in the coming years
- Practical examples of line of business domain experts building enterprise apps
- What your organization must do to empower line of business employees to build apps
- Important requirements that must be met for line of business development to be successful