The bridge to innovation

By Ronny Hendrych

Steve’s work as an IT developer has always been very exhausting. Everybody in his company wanted something from him and “for yesterday”. His colleagues within the business, like the engineers and manufacturers, couldn’t understand that developing in a traditional way is a slow process that doesn’t offer much margin for personalization, innovation or adaptability, especially if they wanted a solution fast.

As a result, the solitude work as a developer and the time pressure were barriers that complicated Steve’s work.

How to break down barriers?

The COVID-19 crisis forced a lot of companies to find a solution to keep the business running and improving. And Steve’s company wasn’t an exception. Due “to the new working environment and product demands”[1], a shift in the software development should happen so that apps could be built and deployed faster and easier.

And the solution to be adopted has been low-code application development. Something that Steve was wishing to break down the barriers that he was facing.

The low-code journey starts “by recognizing a mutual desire between IT and the business to improve operational agility through collaboration”[2], which importance has increased with the long-term remote working that came with the pandemic.

The benefits of low-code development

With low-code, Steve gets now to collaborate with a broader team outside of software development, building solutions and creating apps.

He also can use drag-and-drop and reusable capabilities. So, he doesn’t have to write code if he doesn’t need to and, in that way, build applications faster.

Moreover, thanks to the implementation of low-code development, efficiency increased across the teams, creating a powerful bridge of collaboration to the innovation of Steve’s company.

Have a look at the infographic “Break down barriers. How low-code development empowers your innovation” and learn how low-code can reimagine innovation in your company, too!

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[1] Combs, V., “Why 2021 will be the year of low-code”, TechRepublic, October 30th, 2020

[2] Taylor, A., “Low-Code: The CIO’s Secret Solution to Agility and Flexibility in the New Normal”, CIO from IDG, June 30th, 2020

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