The contribution of low-code platforms to contemporary digitization initiatives

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IDC predicts that by 2023, over 500 million digital apps and services will be developed and deployed using cloud-native approaches. They also estimate that the worldwide full-time developer shortage in 2022 is 1.8M and on its way to becoming 4.0M in 2025.

These statements establish one fact—an increased demand for digital solutions to drive business forward has to surpass challenges posed by a severe shortage of skilled developers globally.

We asked Dr. Arnal Dayaratna, Research Vice President at IDC, five key questions to get his insights on the challenges faced by enterprises in this digital-first era and the role low-code platforms in their digital strategy.

Our questions to Dr. Arnal

  • What are examples of pressing problems IT teams face when building business applications? How can low-code development platforms help address these problems?
  • Given the wide range of tools for contemporary development, organizations typically leverage a multi-vendor ecosystem to build apps. What are the challenges of this approach and how can organizations address these challenges?
  • How can IT teams use low-code platforms to accelerate the growth of their business using digital solutions?
  • How can IT teams implement organization-wide citizen development programs? What are the critical features to be prioritized while evaluating low-code platforms for such programs?
  • How does AI/ML functionality that is embedded in low-code platforms improve low-code development?
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