20 January 2020

The focus for today’s brands is creating a ‘future-forward experience’. This means offering a more personalised, mobile-enabled experience.

As the workplace evolves to become more optimised, so too does the workforce. Customers expect increasingly exceptional experiences, and teams need to work beyond boundaries and use technology to communicate and collaborate to deliver those experiences.

The role of CIOs and IT leaders is also transforming, becoming more strategic in the pursuit of a highly-optimised and hyper-connected world.

Last year, 40% of IT spend is thought to have been allocated to digital transformation initiatives (equating around £1.5 trillion). As the adoption of emerging tech becomes the key objective for business, CIOs need to consider the people, platforms and processes that can drive digital transformation and business innovation.

More businesses are adopting low-code platforms in the Application Development and Delivery (AD&D) market. A post on Information Age suggests five ways low-code can help drive digital transformation in your business.

1. Align goals with people, processes and platforms
Low-code platforms help CIOs to bridge siloes, streamline processes and help teams collaborate and innovate. Rapid application development tools allow CIOs to boost revenue and accelerate digital transformation initiatives.

2. Move away from legacy systems towards a modern technology stack
Modernising traditional systems is the first step towards digital transformation. Low-code platforms mean enterprises can modernise applications without rebuilding older applications from scratch. The combination of agility and speed makes low-code the ideal choice.

3. Accelerate time-to-market delivery of applications
Businesses need to deliver more for less, and low-code allows them to develop applications faster. With less time spent on design and coding, developer productivity is optimised, faster speed to market is achieved, and higher return on platform investment attained.

4. Develop custom applications to deliver UX
User experience (UX) is a core objective for enterprise. Low-code platforms allow custom-built applications to be developed based on user preferences. Apps are designed to adapt to experiences instead of devices, leading to higher adoption rates and more opportunities to deliver value.

5. Select the right platform and tech
IT infrastructure needs to be agile, flexible, scalable and cost-effective. Low-code platforms support the development and delivery of customer applications efficiently and cost-effectively. Choosing the right low-code platform means selecting one based on business need and considering everything from code reusability and agility to time to market.

Emerging technology such as low-code platforms offers CIOS the opportunity to accelerate modernisation and support digital transformation initiatives. Is it the right choice for your business?

For more information on how to modernise and optimise your team, get in touch with Hunter Charles today.