low-code platforms

Low-code platforms can help development teams work faster and increase enterprise-wide software production by empowering “citizen” developers. But buyer beware: Hype haunts low-code platforms. Read our insights to successfully leverage this emerging technology.

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How Shell Led A Citizen Developer Movement

John Bratincevic November 14, 2022
How to establish, govern, and scale a citizen developer strategy is the most common low-code inquiry topic from Forrester clients — and Forrester data shows that at least two-thirds of firms currently have a citizen developer strategy or plan to have one in the next 12 months. In 2021, Forrester identified three common structures for […]
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OutSystems Buys Ionic: What It Means

Andrew Cornwall November 8, 2022
On November 7, OutSystems announced that it had acquired Ionic. A few years ago, that would have shaken the mobile development industry, and even today, it will cause vibrations in parts of it. We see three major dynamics in application development that are shaping the future of software development and this market: The scarcity of […]

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Low-Code Is Helping Technology Firms Build A Bridge To Get Over Developer Hiring Challenges

Jessica D'Oliveira October 27, 2022
Developer Demand Continues To Outgrow Available Talent The United States Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts a 22.2% growth in application development and quality assurance testing demand in the next 10 years. Unfortunately, we are struggling to meet current demand to fill development needs. As tech companies continue to modernize through digitization, they are using unorthodox […]
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Agile And Low-Code: Rocket Fuel For Digital Transformations

Diego Lo Giudice September 7, 2022
A truly digital business quickly implements and continuously improves all its policies, processes, and procedures in software. There are many new practices and technologies that can help organizations innovate and deal with constant change.
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Chief Automation Officers Are The Answer … But What Is The Question?

Leslie Joseph July 21, 2022
Much of the current discourse around the role is marked by nonspecificity of purpose. Our new research uncovers some of the key considerations.
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Is Low Code For Dummies?

John Bratincevic May 16, 2022
Does lowering the technical bar to develop software mean that low-code is just for those who can’t do better? Our research shows the answer is a clear "no."
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The Top Tech That Will Win Over Banks In 2022

Jost Hoppermann April 29, 2022
Banks are investing in a wide range of emerging technologies. Not all have equal potential today. Find out what’s hot and what’s not.

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A Unified String Theory For Automation: Part 1, Transformation

Leslie Joseph October 18, 2021
In June this year, I coined the term “automation fabric” to describe emerging trends in the automation world. I wrote a report about it (see Automation Is The New Fabric For Digital Business). Since then, the trends that I pointed out have only been accelerating. In this two-part blog post, I wanted to outline my […]
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Our Take On The Microsoft Power Apps Portals Data Leak

John Bratincevic September 1, 2021
In light of the recent Power Apps portals data leak, learn three key points about the security of low-code platforms.
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ServiceNow Buys Intellibot

Craig Le Clair March 24, 2021
ServiceNow just announced that it plans to purchase Intellibot and add to its integration and process capabilities. As we predicted in 2020 (graphic below) the major low-code and cloud vendors are starting to move into the robotic process automation (RPA) market. The 2022 snapshot shows cloud low-code vendors such as ServiceNow and specialized domain-focused cloud […]
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It’s Likely You Already Have Low-Code Developers — Get Them Into Your Security Neighborhood

Sandy Carielli January 4, 2021
Security pros should work to integrate security into the developer experience to ensure customer-facing applications are secure. Consider these three points to get started.
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BI Is Dead; Long Live BI

Boris Evelson September 21, 2020
Enterprise BI is not dead, It's alive and thriving. But there are changes ahead. Learn about five of them here.
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Low-Code Development Requires A Security Rethink

Sandy Carielli July 31, 2020
Low-code platforms speed delivery of applications, but are they secure? The answer is more complicated than I expected when I started this research project with my colleagues, John Bratincevic and John R. Rymer. We’re still gathering information, but we’ve discovered that: Low-code security is not well understood. Even vendors with extensive security investments acknowledged that […]
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Amazon The Disrupter Enters Low-Code Market; Doesn’t Disrupt Anything

John Bratincevic June 26, 2020
The newly released Honeycode low-code product is not the market disrupter many expected from Amazon. Find out why.
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Citizen Developers Dominate Audience Q&A At A Recent Conference On Low Code

John Bratincevic May 27, 2020
I recently participated in a low-code conference at the invitation of Ninox, a low-code vendor. My colleague John Rymer gave the keynote, and we then had a lively discussion largely focused on citizen developers. Conference attendees hailed from (literally) all over the world; many were young entrepreneurs building businesses on low-code platforms or businesspeople solving […]
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RPA And Test Automation Are More Friends Than Foes

Diego Lo Giudice May 20, 2020
If robotic process automation was not on your company’s roadmap before COVID-19, it likely is now to reduce costs, conduct remote business, and improve resiliency.
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The Promising Case Of Low-Code Testing

Julia Caldwell May 20, 2020
Author: Julia Caldwell Low-code dev platforms have been around for 30 years, but in 2020, adoption has reached an inflection point. Today, a majority of developers report they are either planning on or have already implemented a low-code platform to build digital business applications (see figure). As proponents push into more mission-critical use cases and […]
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Microsoft Strengthens Its RPA Portfolio With Softomotive Acquisition

Craig Le Clair May 19, 2020
Vice President and Principal Analyst Craig Le Clair reviews the three key benefits Microsoft will gain from its acquisition of robotic process automation provider Softomotive.
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Predictions 2020: More Changes For Software Development

Chris Mines November 4, 2019
The world of software development will see big changes. Learn Forrester Research's top 5 predictions for the software development market in 2020.
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Higher Use, Lower Prices For Enterprise Software

What It Means October 3, 2019
Enterprise software use continues to expand exponentially, finding its way into all areas of the enterprise. Then why is overall spending growth in this massive market slowing? Find out in this episode of What It Means.
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