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Smart Apps for Dummies Part 2—Raise your Digital IQ

Blog: The Tibco Blog

In the first part of Smart Apps for Dummies blog series, we explained that low-code is at the convergence of several driving forces, illustrated in the diagram below.

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Why low-code is essential to digital leadership

Now let’s address the why. Why are so many companies embracing low-code as a way to stay or become a digital leader?

Speed is of the essence

From a business standpoint, speed is of the essence. Not only speed of development of apps but foremost, speed of innovation. Ideas can now become fully functional apps in minutes rather than months. These apps seamlessly integrate and extend existing systems in place. Creating and changing enterprise apps is now easier and faster. Being able to quickly deploy, see results, and make changes is of huge benefit. It allows you to keep up with changing demands and growth. Slow results or difficult changes mean your company is constantly grasping at straws trying to stay in the game but instead, ending up behind.

But don’t lose sight of the end game—digital leadership

Low-code is essential to digital leadership. It is an enabler of digital transformation and a catalyzer of innovation.

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Enhance customer experience

Quickly translate ideas into sophisticated apps and pilot them in the marketplace innovation faster than the competition so that you can deliver disruptive products and services that meet and exceed customer expectations.

Innovation with connected digital products

Visual, easy-to-use, yet powerful tools allow you to break traditional barriers between business and IT. Maintaining a short and iterative app creation and enhancement process fosters active collaboration and ultimately greater alignment to solve business problems.

Nimble and cost effective operations

By rapidly creating and launching applications, you improve agility while maintaining the ability to enhance and expand apps over time. A simple, intuitive and cost-effective platform for creating smart applications that solve business challenges empowers your staff—unleash their creativity and turbocharge productivity.

This is why low-code was recently highlighted by ZDNet as a top enterprise technology to watch in 2017.

“[Low-code platforms] can greatly offload IT in simpler business situations and can even make it possible for digital transformation to occur in a far more decentralized manner than in the past”. 

Why low code is great for citizen developers

Who is the citizen developer?

There is ample content written on the citizen developer. Check out an especially great piece written by George V Hulme here. There is little doubt that citizen developers that have emerged in the past few years are true agents of change—a force to be reckoned with.

From our standpoint, a citizen developer can sit in either the IT or business side of an organization. He or she is foremost a problem-solver who has the drive and determination to engage in app development even though he or she lacks traditional coding skills. They:

Empower citizen developers to drive digital transformation at digital speed with TIBCO Cloud Live Apps

In our next blog, we’ll look at why low-code is for IT (development) managers and how embracing low-code helps IT transform and extend IT’s reach.

Enough talk, we want to you to see it in action!

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