As we draw close to the end of 2020, a very different year in many respects, it is evident that we now live a world of remote everything! Driven by a global pandemic, millions of workers around the world now work from home, and for the foreseeable future will continue to do so. A recent report by global research firm Gartner suggest that the global demand for apps will grow at least five times faster than IT capacity can deliver, and the COVID-19 pandemic has further fueled this demand!
Another bold prediction by IDC a leading market research firm, suggests that "In the next 5 years, 500 million new logical apps will be created, equal to the number built over the past 40 years!" A response to this need, has been the emergence of enterprise low-code platforms! Low-code application platforms (LCAP) are defined as application platforms that supports rapid application development, deployment, execution, and management.
Among the many low-code application platforms available on the market today, Microsoft, through its low-code platform offering Power Platform, has been named a leader in the 2020 Gartner Magic Quadrant for Enterprise Low Code Application Platforms. Low-code application platforms enable a visual approach to building apps and workflows. The Microsoft Power Platform, reduces the time and effort to build apps, automate workflows through Power Automate. Low-code platforms lower the technical barrier to solving business challenges with technology. This very fact has led to the rise of citizen developers. Citizen developers are business users or employees with little to no coding experience who build applications with IT-approved technology like the Microsoft Power Platform.
The Microsoft Power Platform combines the robust power of PowerApps, PowerBI, and Power Automate into one powerful business application platform – providing quick and easy app building and data insights. Each component of the Microsoft Power Platform is built on the Common Data Service for Apps. The Microsoft Power platform brings all your data together into a common data model.
According to Gartner, by 2024, low-code applications will be responsible for more than 65% of application development. Now is the time to make your mark in closing the global demand app for enterprise apps! Need training? We have a selection of Power Platform courses that get you started on your journey to becoming a citizen developer! Consider the following courses below :
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