Does Low-Code/No-Code Spell The End For IT Professionals?

Low-code/no-code software is on the rise. Gartner, Inc. estimates that the worldwide low-code development technologies market will grow 23%, to $13.8 billion, in 2021. So, what is it? And why is everyone so interested?

“Low-code” and “no-code” refer to software that doesn’t require a qualified programmer to set up and change. Implementing this type of software still involves configuration, but far less actual coding.

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The Truth About Machine Learning In Enterprise Software

There’s a lot of hype around machine learning, but what does it really mean in the context of enterprise software? How does it work, where is it adding business value today, and what should we expect from it in the future?

Let’s start with some definitions. Artificial intelligence (AI) is an umbrella term that includes machine learning (ML), deep learning and cognitive learning. The part most relevant to enterprise software is ML, which in this context is the ability to create automation through AI algorithms.

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Data Integration For Good Decision-Making Is More Than A Technology Issue — The Human Factor Is Crucial

Good decisions require good data, but pulling it all together and getting it into a format you can analyze isn’t easy. One of the biggest factors isn’t technology, it’s people. Here are three steps for getting data into a form you can analyze, including the technology you need to process it and the data culture necessary to make it happen.

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How To Move Enterprise Software To The Cloud — And Three Warning Signs To Watch Out For

It’s trendy to move as much software to the cloud as possible, and there appear to be great benefits. But is it automatically the case that you should move your precious enterprise software to the cloud, too? What are the different ways of doing it, and what should you look for in the partners you ask to help you?

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What Kind Of Enterprise Software Will Be Right For Your Business In The Future?

Think for a moment about how organizations are evolving. They all want to be lean, fast and specialized. They’re trying to become more adaptable, intelligent and resilient. Wherever you look, it’s a pretty consistent pattern.

Now, think about the main trends in enterprise software. It seems to be evolving in 20 directions at once: AI, ML, SaaS, PaaS—it feels like you’re drowning in alphabet soup. Even when you spot a recognizable word like “cloud,” there are half a dozen different flavors.

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Why edge computing matters to enterprise software

Edge computing means processing data near where it’s produced and consumed. It’s another dimension to that age-old workload placement question, “Where’s the best place to do this?” The trend this century has been to move computing into the data center or the cloud — now we have to consider the edge as well.

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Innovation In The New Normal

Necessity is the mother of invention — and the pandemic has certainly triggered some surprising innovations. “First up in the next normal,” says a recent McKinsey briefing on Covid-19’s implications for business, “is ‘revenge shopping,’ as many consumers open their wallets for goods and services they’ve done without recently.”

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A New Sense Of Urgency: The Evolution Of Enterprise Application Strategy

The last nine months have imposed many changes on organizations. They’ve found that they can change dramatically overnight if they have to.

The need to be agile in both financial planning and corporate action has come into sharp focus. As McKinsey noted in an article on performance management under Covid-19, “Companies need a new approach to financial planning and performance management — one that informs rapid realignment of plans and actions and ensures organizational resilience.”

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RPA is dead, long live RPA

Is there a revolution, a significant evolution or at least a new generation of Robotic Process Automation (RPA)? This was the subject of a conversation with Claus Jepsen, CTO of Unit4. Unit4 recently announced ERPx, what it calls a self-driving ERP. The architecture of this new product is micro-services based and considerably different from anything than has been before. Jepsen explained how RPA is woven throughout the new solution with threads extending well beyond it to connect to other solutions and more traditional ERP and RPA systems.

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