Anupam Kulkarni, CEO & Co-Founder, iauro Systems

A strong advocate of inculcating the design thinking approach and story-telling to every aspect of life, Anupam tries to fuel the design-centric approach for technology delivery at iauro. He plays the role of a primary consultant to iauro’s tech partners and has a good knowledge of PaaS, Agile process, Design Thinking, Data Analytics and product development.

 

How can we be more agile? The billion-dollar question for most enterprises today. In the post-pandemic world, this question is increasingly more relevant across the spectrum. It doesn’t matter whether you are a global behemoth or a fast-growing start up; the chances are that the pandemic disrupted some part of your business.

How Agile is Truly Agile?

What does it mean to be truly agile in today’s world? Is it measured by the speed of response to a business disruptor, or even does it entail predictive evolution before your customer needs change? With a complete arsenal of enterprise applications, businesses can get the most out of data, improve process efficiency, reduce manual work, and increase overall speed.

Even with an efficient DevOps environment, application complexity can set back teams on their business goals. First of all, we have to have unlimited access to developer talent to ensure continuous progress. Add to this budgetary roadblocks, inflexible legacy systems, and lack of enterprise skills are all serious impediments to smooth digital transformation.

Can Low-Code No-Code Application Development Provide The Answer?

To arrive at the answer, we must first ask the right question. If innovation is the universally accepted antidote to competition and business volatility, then the power to innovate must lie with the business driver. Any dependency that restricts innovation and the velocity of its deployment represents a clear business challenge.

The most compelling argument in favour of Low-Code No-Code application development is that it reduces dependence on the availability of the skilled full-stack developer. Make no mistake, the experienced developer is still a valuable asset to any organization to create impactful code and applications. However, the severe dearth of skilled developers is one of the main contributors to the rampant growth Low-Code No-Code application development. IDC estimates that more than 500 million apps are going to be created over the next two years. The sheer amount of skilled coders required to be able to supply this demand is impossible to achieve.

Organizations big and small, are moving away from the traditional method of building applications because there are long-term costs to consider to maintain and refresh them, the dependence on IT teams that are required to support them, and how expensive they are to replace to modern and agile systems. Here, the Low-Code No-Code method allows organizations to translate business needs into application deployment faster than any method to improve business functions while maintaining the quality of output and tackling the rising backlog. Business needs are bound to grow exponentially as the company grows. By allowing for a quick strategy to deployment infrastructure, Low-Code No-Code applications help leaders to balance growth and execution better.

Why LC/NC Is the Future:

A quick glance at the most disruptive business models of the next 5-10 years, and you can see technology at the heart of their core business model. For the next-generation business, keeping their technology fresh and with the times is going to be the number 1 business objective.

This will be the responsibility of every business owner within the organization framework and not just the technology team. Having access to the tools to fulfil their business needs is paramount. This has been tremendously helped by the advent of the cloud that has allowed the proliferation of cost-effective and ‘anytime/anywhere’ development tools. With this power in hand, a business user can for example, easily create an instance to change the prioritization of customer service requests. Or gamify the delivery of training modules to their teams based on performance and assessment. The possibilities are endless.

As Gartner states in its recent report on enterprise low-code application platforms, low code application vendors represent the vanguard of the movement to democratize application development by increasingly replacing standard business application development with Java or .NET and providing differentiated alternatives to commercial applications.

Going Low-Code No-Code to stay ahead

Businesses need to start viewing No-Code Low-Code as the next evolution of agile. Failure to do can have deep repercussions on the future readiness of strong business practice independence. The decision-making at the leadership level can do well to see why equipping the non-technical citizen developer is at the center of future business growth.

For enterprise applications, this demand is even more acute. As digital transformation becomes more critical, CIOs/CTOs must consider which applications and platforms will meet their specific needs at the lowest cost, with the least internal IT resources, and with the least disruption.

However, understanding the business objectives becomes the foremost step to be able to identify the right LC/NC platforms for every need. This will also help in playing the right balance between the IT teams and new-age tools and applications available at the disposal for faster growth, and in the right direction.

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