We all know or think we know who the one-percenters may be, but have you ever considered who the real one-percenters are? Let’s not think in terms of wealth here, let’s consider the bottleneck of human progress...
Listen in on this short chat between Dr. James McCabe, an award-winning Oxford scholar, and Flowfactory CEO Fredrik Lindqvist. They talk about how Flowfactory think differently to the rest of the market - a discussion that leads them into the topic of natural evolution and digital literacy. Quite a leap in a chat of only three minutes :) Get inspired!
I just read this very interesting article from MIT Sloan: How Leading Organizations Are Getting The Most Value from IT.
My immediate takeaways align with our strategy (warning for confirmation bias) to provide a business low-code platform to let our customers transform their businesses with maximum ability to handle the "unknown, unknowns."
The first thing business users want is to avoid any mention of the legacy system. "Can't we just work around it?" they ask at the start of every project. There is a perception that legacy systems somehow prevent innovation by standing in the way of rapid product development or quick fixes to address customer requests.
The question; "What keeps you up at night?" is a commonly used executive thinking exercise that is revered and reviled in equal measure. Sure, it's a good way to focus attention and conversation on the things that are most mission critical. It's also a demotivating assumption that there are elements of your business that should give you stressful sleeplessness! This question can feel like an attack on our management skills. Perhaps even more frustrating is that for most of us, those stressful projects are real - and really do keep us up at night.
Knowing how much technology drives business performance and customer engagement today, wouldn't it be nice to say YES more often to business growth ideas? Unfortunately, too many pushes for traditional digital transformation fail to account (and budget) for the very real impact on developer resources, harmonization and application portfolio management.
No business is safe from digital disruption. Even if you have embraced cloud and on-demand systems in your IT organization, your business is still vulnerable to market and competitive pressures to stay connected in real time with customers and partners. Technology is pervasive - and that means employees and customers want to work on the go, connect seamlessly and have up to the minute data at their fingertips. Their expectations are high. Oh, and did we mention that this all needs to be secure, reliable and flexible?
Welcome to one of the most powerful opportunities in app development: Low-code.
The low-code movement is gaining momentum because it addresses one of the greatest modern business challenges: Efficiently responding to customer need.
What would you do if you could literally bring new ideas to life for applications - in a matter of days or weeks rather than months or years? Go ahead. Take a moment and think. We'll wait.
Yes, we too have lots of ideas. Most businesses do.