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Increased adoption of Low-code platforms in the post-pandemic world

By Megana Natarajan - November 12, 2020 3 Mins Read

Increased adoption of Low-code platforms in the post-pandemic world

Low code has received increased attention as more development teams adopt the platform

Enterprise leaders say that the pandemic has boosted the shift to the low-code platform. The increased product demands and adjusting to new work setup due to the pandemic has helped faster and easier adoption of low-code platforms, collaborative management, and digital process automation.

Such organizations were able to respond more proactively and effectively to the pandemic, as compared to the enterprise that relied only on conventional development.

CIOs say that some crucial elements are more responsible for the low-code adoption drive. Organizations and their partners deployed low-code platforms to deliver critical applications like the modernization of old core apps.

Prominent service providers are better prepared to guide businesses to adopt these platforms productively.

CIOs point out that for enterprises dependent on technology, low-code platforms are an effective way to build simple programs and apps that help react to business pain points.

Prototyping made easier

CIOs say that no-code platform tools are analogous to LEGO bricks. These platforms make it easier to understand and build complex pieces from smaller elements.

For non-developers, it is a gift that they can easily prototype something; similarly, for programmers, it behaves like a quick-sketch sandbox for testing code. It will prove to be an efficient alternative to tutorial bundles and Github templates.

Easier development process

Even developers aren’t comfortable with certain software types. They have specialties, and it is not easy to branch out into something completely new. Computer science, by itself, advances at high speed.

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It would be inhuman to ask IT employees to be updated about everything. CIOs say that this proves to be a good starting point to attract even professional coders to the low-code platform.

They point out that it would be more beneficial to harvest the gains from a simplified easy-to-setup framework compared to the loss in visual personalization and tech choices.

Eliminating the drudgery from programming 

Enterprise leaders say that professional coders will be enthusiastic about easily automating the redundant tasks in their work pipeline.

Auto-machine learning solutions are often the case study for this as they are capable of feature engineering, dumb data processing, and model deployment of the manual work pipeline.

Constant adjustments for the remote workforce

Organizations that had already invested in agile practices, cloud platforms, and high-trust culture found it much easier to adjust to remote work. However, enterprises dependent on the command-and-control measure to work or legacy platforms struggled severely to adjust to the new normal.

CIOs recommend that with continued remote work expanding to 2021, enterprises should deploy collaborative work management (CWM) measures, metrics that boost shared purpose, virtual war rooms, etc. this will help to keep developers and IT teams out of the endless virtual meetings and help maintain governance to help challenge companies in the regulated industries.

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They will be able to adapt value stream management to handle data-informed insights and collate process metrics that allow compliance and governance.

CIOs also point out that while the pandemic has slowed down modernization efforts across all industries, resuming such projects will be a make or break moment for organizations.

Businesses that fail to push their work back to the top will be at a significant competitive disadvantage compared to both enterprises that are already modernized or to the technical debt-free startups.


Megana Natarajan

Megana Natarajan is a Global News Correspondent with OnDOt Media. She has experience in content creation and has previously created content for agriculture, travel, fashion, energy and markets. She has 3.9 years’ experience as a SAP consultant and is an Engineering graduate.

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