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Low code can help improve the least attractive aspects of development work, suggest IT developers. It can also support the achievement of the IT business objectives for the coming year. This is shown by the study Impact of Low-code on IT Satisfaction, which was commissioned by Appian and carried out by IDG.

The study consisted of a survey that between March and April 2019 collected answers from 150 IT leaders and 150 IT developers, engineers and architects at companies with more than a thousand employees. With low code it is possible to develop applications without any real programming knowledge. This means that applications can be built faster and there is no need to hire a special developer.

According to the results, 80 percent of respondents find low code useful for automating repetitive tasks. This includes, for example, coding formulations and business rules. These are also direct aspects that IT developers find least attractive in their work. In addition, they find, among other things, time spent solving problems with applications and limited opportunities to work on strategic projects less attractive aspects.

However, according to 80 percent of the organization, low code can save time for developers. This allows the developers to work on projects of a higher level. The study also found that more than two-thirds (68 percent) believe that low code is suitable for the development of business-critical applications.

Increased pressure

Moreover, emerging technologies do not come with only advantages. For example, 86 percent of IT developers say that such technologies increase the pressure on the IT organization. This pressure lies mainly in requests to apply these new techniques, and to integrate the emerging technology with legacy systems and data.

IT developers say they mainly need to improve applications that improve customer experience or increase customer engagement (68 percent). These apps also generate the most turnover in their organisations. This also applies to applications that optimize internal business operations and processes (61 percent) and applications that enable innovation (57 percent).

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