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Low-Code Platforms Are Vital to Digital Strategies

By Samuel Greengard
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    Low-Code Platforms Are Vital to Digital Strategies

    Low-Code Platforms Are Vital to Digital Strategies

    A company's ability to execute a digital strategy revolves heavily around low-code adoption, which can solve speed challenges more cost-effectively than traditional development methods.

The road to digital transformation is paved with more than a few obstacles. But one thing that's often overlooked—particularly with today's focus on highly agile and flexible IT infrastructures—is the need for efficient and streamlined software development. A recent report from business-management software vendor Appian and IT consulting firm Forrester Research, "Power Your Enterprise's Digital Initiatives with Low-Code Platforms," examines the software development space. It points out that organizations can achieve faster delivery of large, complex, reliable customer solutions by adopting a low-code approach. The report, which polled executives at 209 organizations across the United States and Canada, predicts that the market for low-code platforms will expand to more than $10 billion in revenue by 2019. Among the key findings: A low-code approach can solve delivery-speed challenges more cost-effectively than traditional development methods, while improving customer satisfaction and boosting strategic competitive differentiation. Here's a look at some of the key findings.

This article was originally published on 2017-08-25
Samuel Greengard writes about business and technology for Baseline, CIO Insight and other publications. His most recent book is The Internet of Things (MIT Press, 2015).
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