December 26, 2023
The world is exploding with data and the need for systems to manage it. Unfortunately, we are not seeing a commensurate growth in people who are getting trained in software development. Let’s state the obvious: the need for coding is driving companies to look at ways to reach project milestones creatively.
Companies like Nintex offer what they classify as no code, low code solutions. Essentially, they look at ways to systemize code creation.
Let’s put this concept into perspective. In 1999 Salesforce popularized the concept of software-as-a-service. It became the world’s largest software firm in 2022.
One could consider low code, no code as a compromise between prepackaged systems like Salesforce and companies who laboriously wrote each line of custom code. This approach provided a reduction in development time, along with an added benefit of scalability.
One weakness of custom coding is the time-consuming process it takes. Today, we see individuals in companies jumping on “shadow IT” where they use systems that may be included in the purview of systems administrators.
Speeding up projects with no code, low code acts as a deterrent to the dangerous jump to unauthorized code on networks.
During the interview, Steve Witt talks about the popularity of low code, no code in the commercial world. Many estimate that 84% of today’s enterprises turn to low code, no code.
The interview includes Steve’s differentiation between Business Process Automation and Robotic Process Automation. Furthermore, listen to the comparison Steve provides between low-code and no code systems to see what approach may benefit your agency.
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John Gilroy appeared on National Public Radio in Washington DC for 25 years. He wrote 523 technology columns for The Washington Post. Currently, John is an award-winning lecturer at Georgetown University. Forgot to mention — he has recorded over 1,000 podcast interviews.