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Learning the New ABCs: The Top 5 Takeaways from Web Summit

Web Summit, the largest tech conference in the world, was held in Lisbon from November 6-9, 2017, near our Linda a Velha office. The OutSystems team was there, helping attendees relax and checking out what CEOs from tech giants like Oracle, Tinder, Slack, and Reddit had to say. Here are our top 5 takeaways from too many Web Summit sessions to count. (more…)

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Red Pill or Blue Pill? Our Astronaut Mascot Gets a Name

On September 19, 2017, at NextStep Lisbon, we revealed our new OutSystems Community Mascot and shared the story of how it came to be. All that was missing was a name. So, after starting from sketches on a table to a trip to the CEO’s office, our astronaut traveled to you for an identity. (more…)

Mind the Talent Gap: Addressing a Growing Shortage in IT

Have you noticed that it’s getting harder to find qualified professionals to meet today’s IT demands? Surveys back up this talent gap. According to a report by Manpower Group in late 2016, employers are experiencing the most acute across-the-board talent shortage since 2007. And, among the top in-demand roles globally, IT staff ranks just behind skilled trades. (more…)

Low-Code Market Gets Needed Clarity from The New Stack – Leaders, Laggards and Lemmings

The low-code market is evolving rapidly now, yet I still ask myself... “Are we there yet?” Anyone who has taken a family vacation that involved a long car ride knows this question well. It expresses a combination of great anticipation, but also some frustration because it is taking a long time to get to the promised land.
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Enterprise App UX Is Not Neuroscience–or Is It? An Interview with Menno Cramer

So many aspects of enterprise software are just not likable. Take enterprise app UX, for example. Rarely is it intuitive or even well-designed. The reason for that lies mostly in centuries of human experience. Until the past few decades, physical experiences primarily consumed our waking lives. True, religion and philosophy afforded opportunities to inhabit a world outside the here and now. But as a species our senses and brains developed to navigate and interact with a reality built from the tangible.

Now, our leisure and work time involve so many digital experiences. So, how do we build software that works with brains evolved for physical interactions?

Menno Cramer is Global UX/UI Lead and he came to user experience via a somewhat unusual path. Menno is a neuroscientist by training and his PhD research focused on the connection between the built environment and human behavior. (more…)

Dive Into Low-Code With These Six Summer Reads

Summer’s here and the time is right for… reading all about low-code. And, we’ve rounded up a collection of six resources from Gartner, Forrester and IDC, not to mention one of our own publications, that you can download and toss into your beach bag. We’ve got waves, magic, numbers, and even profiling! What more could you ask for?

What Do Low-Code and Web Content Management Have in Common?

What’s the relationship between low-code and web content management? Let’s take a look.

In the early days of the web, people built websites by hand. Each page on a blog site, for example, was a hand-crafted text file made up of HTML, CSS, and JavaScript. Every new page meant starting from scratch. That’s right: code, copy, paste, repeat. (more…)

Digital transformation requires new technology, new processes, a culture change – and a little sprinkling of magic!

Right now many legacy business models are on the verge of collapse or under severe strain from digital pressures coming from both inside and outside the business. And where many organisations are concerned, if there isn’t a programme in place to replace legacy systems (and processes) with innovative new digital platforms, then you can be sure that there will be soon.

Improving the Delivery Process with Low-Code Development

The UK logistics sector is massive. It’s worth approximately £55 billion to the UK economy and makes up five percent of UK GDP, with 1.7 million people employed by over 63,000 companies. As with many industries, the sector faces various internal and external challenges including stiff competition, price erosion, fuel costs, infrastructure challenges and security, legislation, and governance issues. Other industries have found there is much to be gained from digitally transforming the organization.

Don’t Confuse Low-Code with No-Code

As with most emerging markets, the exploding low-code and no-code segments are fraught with confusion. Even coming up with useful names for the offerings in these categories is a challenge.