How Citizen Developers Can Create Security Issues

By Dennis McCafferty
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    How Citizen Developers Can Create Security Issues

    How Citizen Developers Can Create Security Issues

    Many IT leaders think citizen-developed apps cause integration and security issues, and they want a tech platform to allow the governance of citizen development.

The majority of IT decision-makers believe that the rise of citizen-developed apps is ushering in a new wave of integration and security issues, according to a recent survey from Appian, "IT & Citizen Developer Tug of War." As a result, many survey respondents said they would like their organization to acquire a new technology platform to enable the governance of citizen development. Specifically, they're convinced that if every citizen developer worked with a single enterprise low-code platform, they wouldn't encounter as many issues as they face today. Their companies would also benefit from greater operational efficiency, agility, compliance and competitive advantage. "Central IT must accelerate its response to digital transformation," said Matt Calkins, co-founder and CEO of Appian. "Low-code development is that accelerator. It also provides the additional benefit of bringing the citizen development movement under the governance of IT to ensure security, data integrity and operational efficiencies are being met." More than 500 IT decision-makers took part in the research, which was conducted by YouGov. 

This article was originally published on 2017-02-27
Dennis McCafferty is a freelance writer for Baseline Magazine.
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