Intelligent Tech Channels Issue 57 - Page 16

INDUSTRY VIEW

LOW-CODE , NO- CODE MYTHS AND REALITIES

AHMAD SAAD – COUNTRY MANAGER – UAE AND QATAR , LIFERAY
With enterprises demanding new digital solutions rapidly , low-code and no-code application platforms are pacing to modernise processes and deliver robust customer experiences . Ahmad Saad – Country Manager – UAE and Qatar , Liferay , explains how the rise of lowcode and no-code platforms in the cloud over the past few years has completely altered the game .

IT departments , once a relatively small part of any enterprise-scale company , have grown exponentially important over the past few years . Given the expanded role of technology in everything we do , that growth makes sense . But it comes at a cost . public and private sector companies in the Middle East are expected to continue increasing their spends towards digitalisation efforts in 2022 across all sectors ; software in this will see significant growth . The aim is to make noteworthy gains in establishing robust digital ecosystems that support innovation and unveil new growth opportunities as institutions continue to innovate activities to streamline digital services , advance processes and evolve experiences .

The rise of low-code and no-code platforms in the cloud over the past few years has completely altered the game . With enterprises demanding new digital solutions rapidly , low-code no-code application platforms are pacing to modernise processes and deliver robust customer experiences .
GlobeNewswire states that the global low-code development platform market is predicted to generate a revenue of US $ 187 billion by 2030 , rising from $ 10 billion in 2019 , and is expected to advance at a fast pace , 31 % CAGR , during the forecast period . With time as IT heads scout for newer opportunities in this fast-changing competitive business environment for an advantage over their competition using digital transformation .
That does not , however , mean that IT departments have everything their own way or that they don ’ t face wide-scale pressures . While spending was recovering post pandemic , the global economic situation remains perilous with inflation looming ahead . With political tensions high in many regions and supply chains still shaky , companies of all sizes may once again be forced to cut costs at short notice .
Additionally , some IT departments may fear that low-code and no-code solutions will render some of their functions null and void . While there will undoubtedly be organisations that are tempted to take this route , to do so would be a mistake . They would , instead , be better off using such solutions to get previously untapped value out of their IT teams .
The power of low-code
For those unsure of what low-code means , the term essentially refers to environments that allow people to build applications using graphical user interfaces . These platforms typically use snippets of pre-built code
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