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How the public sector can safely embrace low code app development
A world of apps and opportunity.
Delivering on the demand with low code
"In 2015, Gartner estimated that demand for apps was growing five times faster than the capacity of IT teams to build them."
"What’s more, 86% of organisations find it hard to recruit technical talent."
To meet this supply and demand challenge, there has been a big rise in the use of low code application platforms (LCAPs) – which allow apps to be developed by anyone, not just professional IT developers.
There are many of these solutions now available, and appetite is growing. For example, in the enterprise space, Gartner predicts that 50% of medium to large organisations will have an LCAP in place by 2023.
A simple way for anyone to build apps, using intuitive tools and a drag-and-drop interface – no coding expertise needed:
When you implement an LCAP for your organisation, you can quickly launch hundreds of apps to digitise more of your services and processes. Passionate, creative and innovative people will spot new opportunities to simplify how they work and to serve citizens in smarter ways.
However, there are potential downsides. As many sectors have discovered with trends like Shadow IT and BYOD, giving people more freedom over how they use technology can create entirely new burdens for the IT department.
Innovation – at speed
Individual departments can develop their own apps, at their own speed, without being reliant on IT budget and resources. In fact, it can help bring IT and service delivery teams closer together, where they work in partnership to enable rapid innovation.
Importantly, by creating apps on a recognised industry platform – like the Microsoft Power Platform – you also benefit from regular updates and new developments. This helps cut in-house development costs, as you can leverage the ongoing research and investment that goes into the platform itself.
The PwC Center of Excellence (CoE) is a collection of best practices and methodologies designed to help you get the most out of your Power Platform investment.
Ensure balance between people, processes, and technology.
Build applications in a managed, secure, and compliant way
Measure success and identify areas for improvement
Help define roles and responsibilities for all stakeholders
Increase user adoption and engagement
Align newly introduced applications with your existing IT landscape
Empower users to deliver quality applications
Build applications based on best practice and industry standards
With Power Platform, everyone is empowered to build scalable digital solutions with familiar Microsoft tools – regardless of their technical skills.
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