Many Indian cos plan to adopt visual development tools in next 18 months: Study

Chennai: OutSystems, a player in modern application platforms – including low-code development, has shared results from an InfoBrief study by IT market research and advisory firm IDC.

The Asia/Pacific 2020 Software Survey: DevOps, DevSecOps, and the Future of Digital Innovation, sponsored by OutSystems, delves into how organisations in Asia-Pacific can turn into digital innovation factories to thrive in today’s business environment.

According to the results obtained, 39 percent of Asia-Pacific IT leaders depend on visually guided development tools. The top three reasons for adoption were the belief that visually-guided development tools are the future – the simplification of the developer experience, and the provision of a more intuitive developer experience.

With more than half of Asia-Pacific decision-makers confident their organizations will rely on low-code platforms for at least a quarter of all planned projects, low-code tools are set to gain critical mass adoption in the upcoming year 2021.

“With the Asia-Pacific region now in rapid growth, the region is set to further expand into an increasingly formidable data powerhouse by 2024,” said Mark Weaser, vice president, Asia Pacific, OutSystems.

“It’s only natural for enterprises in our region to gravitate towards the dramatic benefits of using visual development tools for building cloud-native applications. OutSystems is privileged to be able to support the needs of businesses in the provision of low-code and cloud technology to help the region reach its full potential as a digital data powerhouse in the near future.”

To keep up with the demands for technology solutions that are fast outgrowing current IT capacity, Indian developers remain under pressure to deliver solutions at lightning speed. Low-code platform features help these developers to handle the dynamics of software development much faster. 28 percent of enterprise leaders in India list faster integration of customer feedback with software version releases as their primary business goal.

They believe applications that are based on speech recognition and voice synthesis, as well as software that are based on blockchain and AI technology will dominate the future. 60 percent leaders agreed that serverless computing will be a mainstay in 2022 and beyond.


NT Bureau