Keeping up with the pace of technology change

By Bob Markowitz, Bluefinity International

The world of digital technology is changing and changing very fast.  The buzz words of last year are literally the buzz words of last year.  Chat bots, artificial intelligence and the like are no longer being discussed as something new, because many development platforms offer them (Evoke does).  New buzz words like digital transformation and low-code platforms are this year’s chat bots!

Technology is changing the world.  Forrester’s advice in its report, ‘Digital Rewrites the Rules of Business – The Vision Report in the Digital Business Playbook’, is for companies to “Reinvent your Business with Technology . . . Or Fade To Black.”

Digital technology dramatically alters the balance of power between customers and companies. While customers gain the power of information and choice, digital technology also dramatically improves the economics of business.  Who is Forrester?  Well, according to them and I quote: ‘They are one of the most influential research and advisory firms in the world. They work with business and technology leaders to develop customer-obsessed strategies that drive growth.’

Companies that rely on MultiValue and do not embrace digital transformation and low-code development will be GONE!  No one is telling companies to transform their accounts payable system to run on mobile devices but the world is going mobile. 

Companies that interface to their customers with only web sites will eventually lose those customers to competition offering a mobile interface! 

However, MultiValue companies can modernize their internal applications.  MultiValue companies can give information, gratification and power to their employees and customers by creating apps that run on mobile devices. 

In case you did not know it, Evoke from BlueFinity is the only low-code, Mobile App Development Platform (MADP), Rapid App Development Platform (RADP – and RADP seems to be an acronym disappearing from this year’s technology dictionary) that meets the definition of a digital transformation platform and Low-code Development Platform (LCDP)!

To learn more about low-code and digital transformation Google the terms!  OK, here is a hint:

According to Salesforce, “Digital transformation is the process of using digital technologies to create new – or modify existing – business processes, culture, and customer experiences to meet changing business and market requirements”

And from our friends at Wikipedia, “A low-code development platform (LCDP) is software that provides an environment programmers use to create application software through graphical user interfaces and configuration instead of traditional computer programming.”