New ways to make software are not new, but it is only now that the true potential is being unlocked. It has taken many attempts to find the right formula, but new low-code tools are now finally delivering on that promise of enabling the creation of great software safely, quickly, and without programming. The first generation of low-code tools was the proverbial faster horse — it worked in much the same way as existing developer tools but with a few shortcuts. The next generation tried to let almost anyone build an app quickly, but without consideration of any potential risks…


Forbes and the WSJ have both stated that every company, whether by choice or not, is now a technology company. Think about it, if you will. Over the recent years fundamental changes in how business operates have moved technology from being a cost center to a vital competitive enabler. Customer expectations, both B2C and B2B, have grown to include instant communication and brand engagement across a range of channels, product flexibility and competitive pricing. Supply chains have grown from being a global manufacturing reality to a massive flow of data, powering company-to-company collaboration between industries and across geographies. …

Richard M Marshall

CEO of ConceptGap in Scotland with over 30 years of experience in the field of software design and innovation.

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