On May 19 and 20 we had another great edition of our user conference, the NextStep. It was an amazing event with the largest ever gathering of our customers, our partners, members of the press, and OutSystems employees.
During these two days we had keynotes, technical sessions, personal demos, breakfast tables, lunches and coffee breaks. And in all of these everybody shared their work experiences, their expertise using the Agile Platform, their ideas on how to make IT more efficient, and a myriad of other topics were discuss around making business and IT life easier.
So that you have an idea of how busy the event was this year, here are a few of the numbers that made NextStep ’11 so awesome!
We had 7 booths at the expo hall
We filled 12 breakfast tables, each discussing an IT topic
We handed out 12 agility awards to our customers and partners
We had 27 great sessions on business and technology
We welcomed over 500 participants…
…from 10 different countries!
We had a lot of fun organizing this event, and hope everybody enjoyed it. But this was only possible thanks to our fabulous speakers, to our sponsoring partners, to everyone that helped assemble and organize the venue and, of course, to everybody that attended and turned NextStep into a great show. Thank you very much!
We’ve made a lot of material available online to those that attended and want to review it, and to those that couldn’t make it but wished they were there. You can get it at the NextStep website.
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Google recently announced a new low-code solution for developers and we welcome them to the market! They join OutSystems and other vendors (see Oracle earlier in 2016) who recognize that IT teams are struggling with huge backlogs and resource challenges and need a faster, better way to deliver apps.
As a result, the low-code market is booming, and ZDNet predicts it will be a $10 billion industry by 2019. But let’s not celebrate too quickly. (more…)
Three converging themes around low-code application development are creating a digital tipping point in the market. In May, OutSystems CEO Paulo Rosado wrote about this convergence. There have been lots of new developments since that blog post. So, I decided to re-examine the themes to see how they are holding up and predict how they will hold up in 2017.
There’s a lot of talk today about low-code platforms, and the role they play in unlocking digital transformation through rapid application development. At OutSystems, we have seen first-hand the benefits low-code application development brings to our customers in terms of speed, time-to-market, and competitive advantage. And although these benefits are exciting, we wanted to quantify the real impact faster development times have in terms of cost, benefits, payback, and real return on investment (ROI).
So, a few months ago we set out to find a third party to conduct ROI research with real customers. Our goal was to provide unbiased and completely objective reports on the quantitative benefits of OutSystems. Boston-based Nucleus Research has published more ROI case studies than any other technology research firm. They conduct in-depth assessments of actual deployments to quantify the value a customer received and to tell the story of how they selected, deployed, and adopted a solution. So they were the obvious choice for this project.(more…)