The Asia Pacific region is in the midst of unabated digital transformation and is, in fact, poised for greater digitalisation according to the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) in its recently released “Digital trends in Asia and the Pacific 2021” report. The ITU highlighted the continuing growth in ICT infrastructure in the region, expanding mobile cellular coverage (96.1% of the population now has access to a 3G signal, while 94.2% is within reach of long-term evolution broadband signal), region-wide adoption of national digital strategies and improving cybersecurity as among the many key developments that will enable organisations to continue their digitalisation efforts towards full digital transformation.
Central to this digital transformation is the creation of business applications or apps. These apps, however, need to be customised to the needs of the organisation—a fact not lost on 93% of the business executives Caspio surveyed in its “The State of Custom Business Applications 2020 Report.” In particular, tailored-made apps can make a business stand out from its competitors, more so if these apps are developed to enhance the customer experience, optimise internal workflows and deliver new products and services or improve existing ones.
That being the case, making these value-adding apps is easier said than done, especially when done the traditional way, which involves lots of complicated coding. This process requires specialised skills, is labour-intensive, takes quite some time and costs a lot of money. Unfortunately, those resources are not something readily available for many organisations, with some having limited budgets for custom app development and a few having a dearth of IT personnel capable of creating apps. These challenges slow down critical app making—to the detriment of an organisation.
Enter low code.
Low code has become vital nowadays in accelerating digitalisation in the region, helping organisations enhance operational efficiency and staff productivity, clear project backlogs and improve customer experience, among other things. Little wonder then that, according to the International Data Corporation (IDC) infographic “Low-Code App Development: The Modern Asia/Pacific Developer Experience for Digital Transformation,” 59% of organisations in the region are already using low code/no-code tools, with another 13% planning to do the same in the next year and a half or so.
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