Don’t let your next big idea die: How the CIO can use low code to be innovation’s biggest champion

You’d be hard pressed to find an executive who’d disagree that the speed of innovation is a critical success factor in modern business. In the face of such pressure, businesses know innovation needs to be a focus and many talk a lot about the strategic importance of innovation to secure their future.

But the unavoidable truth is that most businesses produce dozens, if not hundreds, of new ideas every year that come...

By Nick Ford, 25 September 2018, 0 comments. Categories: Applications, Case Studies, CIO, Enterprise Mobility, RMAD.

Gartner notes concern over employees developing future skills amid digital transformation drive

As organisations continue to undergo their digital transformation initiatives, what does this mean for employees? According to the latest note from Gartner, the majority of workers are set to struggle with the skills needed for future roles.

More than two in three business leaders polled by the analyst firm said their company needs to become ‘significantly digitalised’ by 2020 or risk obsolescence. What’s...

By James Bourne, 10 September 2018, 0 comments. Categories: Employees, Enterprise Mobility, RMAD.

Mendix and Major League Hacking want to tool students up with low code app building skills

Low- and no-code application technologies are helping lower barriers to software development – and thanks to a new partnership, this change is going as far back as the classroom.

App development platform provider Mendix is teaming up with Major League Hacking (MLH) to provide resources for students to build working apps in only two hours at MLH’s on-campus hackathons.

The...

By James Bourne, 03 September 2018, 0 comments. Categories: Applications, App Platforms, Enterprise Mobility, Productivity, RMAD.

Siemens snaps up Mendix in $730m deal to ‘strengthen digital enterprise leadership’

Siemens has announced the acquisition of low-code app platform provider Mendix for €0.6 billion ($730m) alongside putting across a ‘significant multi-year investment to accelerate R&D innovation’ and the global footprint of its platform.

The move will see Mendix move into Siemens’ ‘digital factory’ division, which aims to focus on hardware and software products integrating with the...

By James Bourne, 02 August 2018, 0 comments. Categories: Applications, App Platforms, Enterprise Mobility, RMAD.

Mendix, OutSystems, Salesforce and ServiceNow top Gartner hpaPaaS Magic Quadrant

Mendix, OutSystems, Salesforce and ServiceNow sit atop the summit of Gartner’s latest Magic Quadrant for enterprise high productivity application platform as a service (hpaPaaS).

The report marks Gartner’s second in the rather complicated-sounding ‘hpaPaaS’ category. To translate, the category covers rapid application development in the cloud with both low-code and no code capabilities; but as Gartner adds, their functionality is expanding to cover the Internet of Things (IoT),...

By James Bourne, 01 May 2018, 0 comments. Categories: Applications, Enterprise Mobility, RMAD.

Low-code development platforms: Pain or gain?

According to Gartner, through 2021 market demand for software application development will grow at least five times faster than IT has capacity to deliver it. And according to various analysts and surveys a significant proportion of applications developed won’t meet user expectations, probably through lack of a clear understanding of the requirement in the first place, changing needs or by not being appealing to use.

Vendors of low-code...

By Johan den Haan, 26 March 2018, 1 comment. Categories: Applications, Enterprise Mobility, RMAD.

Will web apps steal native mobile apps’ EMM crown?

Cost is frequently cited as a top reason why companies don’t develop as many mobile applications as they would like.

There are, of course, ways around this–many of which we’ve discussed here on our blog. Rapid Mobile App Development (RMAD), for example, turned traditional mobile app development on its head by giving companies a low-priced, efficient way to quickly develop and deploy apps. Many companies have used...

By App47, 19 March 2018, 0 comments. Categories: Applications, Enterprise Mobility, RMAD.

Out of the shadows: What’s next for citizen developers?

The original definition of a “citizen developer” was someone outside IT who creates new business applications for a department or team using single-user or workgroup solutions built with tools like Microsoft Excel and Access. Sometimes they were sanctioned by corporate IT, but many of them were “rogue” or part of a group known as “shadow IT.”

By contrast, today’s citizen developers can build departmental, enterprise, and even public applications using shared services,...

By Nick Pike, 08 March 2018, 0 comments. Categories: Applications, Development, Enterprise Mobility, RMAD.

How custom app platforms are changing the game for line of business professionals

It is both an exciting and a confusing time to be a line-of-business (LOB) manager. A recent study by Forrester found that LOB professionals don’t always agree with the operational technology (OT) or IT security teams about who is responsible for what in their device-connected networks. Almost half (45 percent) of IT respondents think LOB staff should be responsible for IoT default configurations.

Why? Most likely because the IT department is already swamped with...

By Andrew LeCates, 22 February 2018, 0 comments. Categories: Applications, App Platforms, Enterprise Mobility, RMAD.