In this fast-paced world, the two common biggest application development challenges you will face in business will either be need for speed or talent gap.
As technology plays an increasingly important part of business, speed becomes essential. Businesses demand new solutions faster than ever. The problem with this is, IT departments are burdened with development requests which creates a development bottleneck.
As new technologies emerge, the talent gap widens. Business leaders demand new technologies, but the IT department doesn’t have the skills to meet those demands or the time to keep developing. Sometimes, in worst cases, the company cannot afford to bring on new talented people because of the demand for high salary.
These challenges lead to IT departments that can’t meet business demands. When IT can’t meet their needs, the business starts seeking out their own solutions. This problem is known as ‘Shadow IT’ and is growing rapidly in companies across the globe.
So, what’s the solution for these problems?
The answer is “low code app development”. But, what is it? As defined by Forrester Research, “A low-code platform is one that enables fast application development and delivery with a minimum of hand coding.”
Many businesses are moving to low code platforms to accelerate development, to keep pace with trending technologies, and also to offload some development tasks to business users.
These platforms can be used by users who don’t have any experience in development. It’s no secret that low-code development platforms are shaping the landscape of businesses around the world.
Here are some of the benefits of using a low code application development platform for your business: