Employees, partners, suppliers, and customers all want to do more business using mobile devices. As a result, organizations need new business apps and more application development to update existing mobile apps. Unfortunately, IT is strapped to meet this exploding demand.
Professional developers with mobile experience are hard to find and hire. In addition, the mobile app development talent you need to get hundreds of apps built does not exist in your organization. Or do they?
There's a solution to the app development bottleneck: training business users or citizen developers to create apps. This growing technology strategy is also called citizen development. Gartner predicts that citizen developers will soon outnumber professional developers in organizations by 4-to-1.
Companies are building more apps with the teams they already have within their organizations. They're using low-code platforms and no-code tools to empower citizen developers to build web and mobile apps. With these solutions, software developers can also build business applications faster.
Citizen developers are non-IT workers who build task-oriented business applications to solve business problems. They create new business applications for consumption by other users. Often, they employ intuitive, no-code software or low-code app development tools to build apps.
This software democratization trend is growing. Organizations are enabling more workers -- often in surprising areas of the business -- to learn application development. Companies are adopting innovative software to serve new types of app builders. More users in organizations are becoming tech-savvy and adopting new software and technologies to complete tasks efficiently.
As a result, IT staff that support these users will become more strategic to their enterprise.
Savvy IT Departments are helping business users identify enterprise app development solutions, including the training they need to get started. They're sharing best practices for mobile app design and user experience.
During the process, data governance and citizen developer governance will be imperative. Without proper oversight, enterprise standards for app development and security might be at risk. IT Departments will need to create policies, sanction software, and convey best practices for app design and development. If they fail to direct organizations in proper citizen development practices, they risk poor app experiences and security risks.
Read how successful organizations are decreasing the app backlog and digitizing business processes with citizen developers. They're enabling more workers -- often in surprising areas of the business -- to learn application development. You'll learn:
Alpha Software Corporation accelerates digital transformation and eliminates the bottleneck traditionally associated with developing business apps. The Company offers the only business solution with both “no-code” and “low-code” environments to serve business users and IT developers. Both groups can use their unique talents to create apps that solve business problems, increase productivity and deliver business value.