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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.

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?

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.

New IDC Report Profiles OutSystems, Showcases Latest in Low-code Rapid Application Development

Not to be out-done by other industry analysts that are singing the praises of OutSystems, IDC, the premier global provider of market intelligence, advisory services, and events for the information technology, telecommunications and consumer technology markets, has recently released an IDC Vendor Profile report covering OutSystems, the leading low-code platform used for rapid application development.

Chasing Cloud Trends in 2017: From IaaS to PaaS to RAD (Rapid Application Development)

You might describe me as a “Technology Storm Chaser.” I’ve been in the technology world for a long time, and I’ve worked on a ton of cool technologies, including high-performance computing and 3D graphics when it took off in the 90s. I was there when application performance management exploded in the 2000s. And most recently, I went deep in cloud computing in the 2010s and then DevOps/CI/CD.

Bust Your Mobile App Backlog With New Development Features

The best low-code platform just got better with two amazing features to help you deliver beautiful, enterprise mobile apps faster.  If you recall, last year we introduced a library of 140 beautiful UX widgets that can quickly be added to an app with simple drag and drop development.  Well, we’re excited to introduce two innovative features that make mobile development even faster and help you quickly reduce your mobile app backlog. (more…)

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3 Reasons Why You Should Invest in a Component-based Architecture

Low-code platforms shorten application creation and delivery times. Developers can reuse code and create component libraries. These tools allow developers to build high-quality app components (also known as modules and patterns) and share them with others, boosting application development time and reducing code fragmentation. There was a time when a component-based architecture was a novelty, but now Gartner includes components in the list of criteria for qualifying for their 2017 Magic Quadrant for Mobile App Development Platforms. (more…)