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Meet OutSystems 10: Where Low-Code Speed and Advanced Mobile App Development Converge

We’re thrilled to announce the arrival of OutSystems 10 — a breakthrough release for our business and the industry. It’s the first low-code application development platform with advanced capabilities for enterprise mobile applications. In fact, with OutSystems 10, any developer can now build the types of secure, scalable apps that in the past only highly skilled software engineers were capable of creating. In other words, with this new release, we’re making digital transformation a whole lot easier.
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The Alchemy of IoT

And everything you ever need to know about the Internet of Things

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The practice of alchemy has captured the imagination of people for thousands of years. Even though most of its practitioners were interested in the transformation of lead into gold, the real transformation at the foundation of alchemy was a spiritual one.

The transformation IoT promises is one that makes technology seamless and transparent to the point of becoming almost invisible. This is, for me, the alchemy of our days.

How can you capture this somewhat elusive spirit of transformation, creation and combination when you’re talking about the Internet of Things? What is the transmutation that we can aspire to, what is the lead we’re starting with and what is the gold that we’re trying to achieve?

We need to start by understanding what the Internet of Things is. Because everyone knows what the internet is, let’s start by understanding what these Things are, then.



The Top 5 Ways We’re Transforming Enterprise Mobility with OutSystems


Every business has a vision. But, executing on that vision can be challenging, especially when digital transformation is involved. That’s where Green Lemon Company comes in. We provide guidance and breakthrough technology that help our clients resolve the roadblocks and bottlenecks that hinder their progress.

OutSystems is focused on meeting the challenges of digital transformation, mobility, and faster delivery cycles with a low-code application development platform. OutSystems is a natural fit as a Green Lemon partner.

Together, we help maxed out IT departments increase their velocity while meeting the ever-growing demand they face for enterprise mobile applications. So, here are five ways we do this. (more…)

Clock Blog Series

The Time Has Come for Low-Code Platforms

This is the first installment of our Leading with Low-Code Blog Series.

The notion thatThe Time Has Come for Low-Code Platforms a suitably sophisticated platform might ease the custom coding work of software developers has been around for many years.

Fourth-generation languages (4GLs) like PowerBuilder and Delphi touted such ease of development, opening up enterprise software creation to less seasoned application creators while simplifying and accelerating the work of their more experienced colleagues. (more…)


Emotional Design – Adding a Little Cherry on Top of Your Product’s UX

Last year I took part in a workshop about emotional intelligence with a group of software engineers. Engineers believe in systematic thinking, algorithms and analytics. They don’t believe in emotions. When the workshop’s instructor asked if psychology was a science, they giggled. That’s a very common reaction.

One of my favourite TED talks is one by Dr. Guy Winch. He’s spent 9 years earning his doctorate. When he meets new people, the conversation usually goes something like this: (more…)


Digital Tipping Point – Why You Should Care About the Latest News from Forrester, Gartner, and SIIA (CODiE Awards)


We’ve reached a digital tipping point.

Last week, the 2016 CODiE Awards were announced. Of course we’re thrilled to win the Best Mobile Development Solution award, because it recognizes the craftsmanship of our hundreds of engineers as well as the innovative customers who have inspired us. Who doesn’t like a nice trophy?

But there’s something much bigger brewing. The CODiEs, the latest Forrester Wave on low-code development platforms, and the upcoming Gartner research on mobile development platforms are all pointing to one big thing.   (more…)


Heroes or Villains? How IT Sees Citizen Developers

With more companies engaging non-IT staff to develop apps, we commissioned TechValidate, a third-party research organization, to investigate this important growing trend. The results are in and are available now. (more…)

Mike Cahoon and CP Kelco Take Top Honors at 2016 Midmarket CIO Forum Awards

midmarket-cioIt seems like just a few months ago, but it was last year at the 2015 Midmarket CIO Forum when Mike Cahoon, VP and CIO at CP Kelco, first learned about OutSystems. Now, a year later at the award segment of the 2016 Midmarket CIO Forum, Mike was honored with the Award of Excellence in the Office category for his partnership with OutSystems. While not all OutSystems Platform customers are recognized in this way, each company that uses our Platform can empower itself to digitally transform its business. (more…)

Forrester Low-code Platforms

Analysts Rate the Best 14 Rapid App Dev Platforms (Low-Code Development)

For the past few years, visionary developers, enterprise architects, and CIOs have started a quiet revolution. They have discovered the secret to operating at two speeds between conservative legacy systems and innovative systems that support digital business.

When Marc Andreessen said “Software is eating the world,” it was before the mobile IT revolution. Yet this remains true, every business today must rapidly innovate to reflect the way they engage with customer journeys – delivering new apps quickly! (more…)

Gartner Report

In Only Two Years, OutSystems Is the Highest Among Visionaries in Gartner’s Magic Quadrant

When I talk about OutSystems, the term “visionary” invariably comes up. The idea of a rapid application development platform was visionary in 2001 when we started OutSystems, just as our decision to offer it as an application platform as a service (aPaaS) was three years ago.

So of course we are ecstatic that Gartner has again recognized our vision. What’s more, we have moved from Niche Player to Visionary in their recently released Gartner Magic Quadrant for Enterprise Application Platform as a Service, Worldwide, 2016. This news also comes right on the heels of The Forrester Wave™: Enterprise Public Cloud Platforms, 2015 report that also ranks OutSystems as a leader. To me, this means we’re conquering a nice share of the market. (more…)