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IT Backlog? Empower Your Non-Technical Teams With No-Code

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Now more than ever before, it’s critical that enterprises embrace the democratization of innovation and empower their non-technical employees with the resources they need to overcome the widespread IT skill shortage sweeping the United States.  Spurred on by the COVID-19 pandemic, 87% of businesses are seeing a skill shortage or anticipate one in the immediate future. Match that with the Bureau of Labor Statistics’ prediction that the engineer shortage in the US will exceed 1.2 million by 2026, and enterprise businesses have a giant problem on their hands.

Backlogs are growing for major application development, and many existing employees lack the resources or capabilities needed to overcome their current challenges. According to Gartner, on average, 41% of employees in an organization are business technologists — that is, employees who report outside of IT departments and create technology or analytics capabilities for internal or external business use. With these seemingly insurmountable obstacles ahead of them, businesses are turning to alternative solutions like no-code development platforms to empower these non-technical teams, drive democratization in the development process, and overcome challenges related to the IT shortage.

How Are Enterprises Trying to Solve Their IT Gaps?

In order to fill the gaps brought on by the IT shortage, companies are desperately searching for solutions. Aside from paying for interviews, increasing salaries, and adopting remote work, here are three ways companies are going about solving their IT development woes.

Reskilling or upskilling existing teams. While the effectiveness of this approach is up for debate, nearly half of businesses say they plan to reskill over 20% of their workforce in the coming years.

Adopting new business models. Some companies have turned to outsourcing development and IT work to try and bridge the gap, despite barriers like time differences, language, and cultural differences.

Trying new technologies. Finally, many companies are turning to emerging technology like low-code or no-code solutions — Gartner estimates that 75% of large enterprises will be using at least four low-code development tools for IT application development or citizen development initiatives by 2026.

Learn more about how companies are solving their IT skill shortages in our new white paper.

Empower Your Team With No-Code

No-code is becoming a critical resource for companies experiencing IT gaps. “Citizen developers” are increasingly becoming the strategic arm of companies, enabled to complete technical tasks with the aid of low or no-code tools. No-code isn’t restricted to simple tasks like apps or websites either—no-code options are available for enterprise software solutions as well.

Here are just a few of the ways no-code solutions are a great solution to solve the IT gap:

Anyone without coding experience can develop applications with no-code.

No-code is inclusive for even the most tech-averse employee and requires minimal training compared to reskilling.

No-code uses 10x fewer resources than traditional solutions.

Rather than rely on highly specialized IT resources, no-code saves money on the costs associated with hiring, retaining, and employing traditional IT teams. Indeed, Garter predicts that the low-code development market is worth $13.8 billion, and counting.

No-code drives rapid innovation.

Without the barriers of backlogs, competing priorities, and communication challenges, no-code unleashes the potential of teams to create, iterate, and bring software solutions to market all without IT or developer influence.

Improved employee experience.

Last but certainly not least, employees love the flexibility, ease of use, and impact of no-code platforms. And happy employees are more likely to stay rather than call it quits when the going gets tough.

With this many benefits, it’s easy to see why more and more no-code solutions are coming to market. If you’re serious about empowering employees to move beyond the IT skill shortage, no-code can help.

Read Our New White Paper to Learn More

In order to overcome the IT skill shortage, companies need to explore viable alternatives. To learn more about the no-code solutions Innoveo provides, download our new white paper, “How no-code enables enterprises to solve the IT skill shortage.”

No-code is ready-made to implement, and getting started is as quick as finding the right partner and signing a contract. Innoveo helps businesses accelerate growth, unlock innovation, and deliver excellent digital experiences to their customers. Contact us today to learn more.

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