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The Top 7 Benefits of Low-Code Platforms

What do you use to build custom applications? Have you considered the benefits of low-code platforms?

Many organizations find low-code development meets many of their requirements. In traditional app development, programmers write every line of code manually (hand-coding). In contrast, a low-code platform requires very little manual coding, if any. Instead, developers use an intuitive, drag-and-drop editor to create visual models of an app’s business logic, integrations and user interface. If that low-code platform is full-featured, generating, compiling and deploying the necessary code is automatic. (more…)

CIO Job Responsibilities 2017: Drive Business Transformation and Innovation

I read a recent analyst report from Forrester which outlined its view on the role that CIOs now fulfill. According to the Forrester report, CIOs are now viewed as the most important senior leaders in driving business transformation and innovation, with many believing them to have more input than a CEO. Forrester highlights the CIOs key role in supporting business change with technology playing a key part in breaking down barriers within an organisation’s structure. These and more comprise the CIO’s job responsibilities in 2017.

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OutSystems Named a Cloud Computing Top Employer by Forbes, Again!

Paulo Rosado, OutSystems CEO, once said, “OutSystems is a unique place to work because of the smart and innovative people who have made it their home.” For the second year in a row, a Forbes report agrees – OutSystems is a top employer.

In the Forbes report of best cloud computing companies to work for in 2017, OutSystems is ranked sixth alongside industry giants Google, Microsoft and Salesforce. This report started with CRN’s coolest cloud computing companies, then looked to Glassdoor for the number of employees who would recommend the company to a friend and the percentage of employees who approve of their CEO. (more…)

State of Application Development Trends

Application Development Trends: New Research Highlights Major Challenges Facing Developers, Architects and IT Managers

The age of digital transformation has placed incredible pressure on the shoulders of IT. Application development trends – from integrating existing systems to developing new web apps to the accelerating need for mobile computing – are putting greater demands on IT for custom application development.  

To find out how IT professionals are dealing with this pressure, we surveyed more than 3,200 developers, architects, and IT managers from around the world. We asked them about their biggest challenges and what they’re doing about them.   (more…)

OutSystems Revenue Breaks Records in 2016: Low-Code Market Growing

At OutSystems, we’re excited to dive into 2017 after a year of record growth in every aspect of our business: sales, partners, employees and customers. Although we are proud of those accomplishments, there’s a bigger story here than just OutSystems revenue and expansion. The low-code development market is growing faster than ever. And, clearly, low-code development is widespread. We’re excited about what that means for 2017. (more…)

Low-Code Earns High Marks in Survey of Middle East IT Decision Makers

Low-code Earns High Marks Infographic - We talk a lot about the value of low-code development. Low-code platforms help overburdened, under-resourced IT departments build apps fast and drive business results. But it means more when we hear it directly from IT managers who face these problems daily. So, OutSystems commissioned IDG Connect to survey IT decision makers in Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, and the UAE. They provided their views on traditional software development versus modern “low-code” approaches.
Low-Code Development Market

The Low-Code Development Market: Fragmented and Full of Promise

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…)

Low-code Predictions: On the Right Side of the Digital Tipping Point?

There is a digital tipping point in the market fueled by three converging themes around low-code application development: mobile development is crippling, expectations from business are accelerating, and IT is hitting the productivity wall. How will these play out in 2017? Read the predictions for low-code development.

Quantifying the ROI of Low-Code Platforms: Is it too good to be true?

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.

The Myths of Low-Code: 3 for the Storybooks

Once upon a time, a guy named Thomas Bulfinch wrote a storybook about the Greek and Roman Gods. It promptly became a very big deal and is still being used in universities today to help people understand Homer, Socrates, Pythagoras and other fathers of philosophy, math and algorithms.Why am I bringing this up in an article about coding? Good question. The answer starts with a simple term: Low-code development. It’s become trendy. It’s a new favorite topic for the big-name analysts. Lots of vendors are offering it. Companies who have long backlogs and customer demands for mobility are eating it up.