Gartner highlights skills crisis that is impacting app development

Most organisations are undergoing a digital transformation that directly impacts how they do
business, yet according to new research from Gartner 70 per cent of employees have not
mastered the skills they need for their jobs today and 80 per cent of employees do not have
the skills needed for their current and future roles.

This conundrum was covered by Enterprise CIO which has written previously about
strategies for employees to ‘upskill’ including initiatives around citizen or low-code

The article quoted Malcolm Carroll, one of our Directors who wrote an article for the
publication in March and noted the concerns CIOs may have around training and data
security saying, “Citizen developers will be coming from different starting points. Some may
be highly confident with code; others will be absolute beginners, so it’s essential the provider
offers training resources and support to suit all needs.

“This could come in the form of online videos, tutorials and downloadable training guides. All
should be tech jargon free as well as clear instructions on how to get started,” Carroll added.

“A good low-code solution should also be flexible and easy to roll out across all platforms,
devices, databases and operating systems, meaning that input from IT is minimal.”

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