There are several business drivers that make now a good time to investigate low-code and no-code development:
Lack of development resources. In 2021 alone there has been a shortage of 1.4 million software developers. The growing business needs for modern, personalized digital experiences have simply outpaced the ability of short-staffed, underbudgeted IT dev teams to deliver. The use of low-code and no-code development will enable organizations to continue accelerating innovation despite a shortage of technical resources.
Growing acceptance of IT federated app development. As business needs have changed, particularly with the growth of the hybrid work model, there is an increasing acceptance of business-specific, standalone applications being owned by the business. This increased flexibility has enabled business leaders to pursue creating the purpose-driven apps their teams need.
Rise of secure no-code technology. Not only are low-code and no-code technology now readily available, the technology has become sophisticated enough to enable non-technical users to quickly deliver value by creating powerful, purposeful applications. Security, governance, and access controls have also reached a point within some vendors where IT still has the ability to maintain oversight into proper usage and risk mitigation, which is a reassurance for some organizations.