Summary: Do your new development projects drag on for months? Do your executives wait around on the IT department for their reports and dashboards? Or, are you stuck with an outdated enterprise system that lacks modern features? Here’s a quick way to fix all of these issues (and more)!
The modern Chief Information Officer (CIO) faces a daunting task. Gone are the days of simply supporting the business. Gone are the days of hard-to-use technology that’s controlled solely by the IT department.
These days, the expectations placed on the IT department are at an all time-high. CEOs and business executives now demand more business value from the IT department. Tech-savvy end users now bring personal devices and consumer applications into the workplace. All the while, technology continually evolves at a quickening pace.
Today, let’s address a current trend that’s been building steam over the past few years: The increased use of web application development platforms.
Why are web applications development platforms becoming more popular? Because they address many of the growing issues surrounding CIOs and IT leaders these days. For instance, development platforms help CIOs and IT leaders…
- Automate the development of mobile web applications that work across all devices and platforms.
- Give end users the self-service options they require while giving IT full control over the data and user access.
- Bring the most up-to-date and cutting edge development skills to their current staff.
However, while all of those advantages sound great, there’s a problem that make some businesses shy away: Many developers and IT leaders hold a misguided view of web application development platforms. Some confuse them with code generators. Others think of them as IDEs. Worse yet, others make assumptions about development platforms based on their own bad experiences with past code generators or IDEs. For example, many (falsely) believe one or all of these development platform myths: