Everyone has APPtitude – who are the new players in enterprise app delivery?

Social Share TileIn July, we launched our first social quiz, helping business and IT folks to assess their true APPtitude. We’re pleased to say that people from a variety of countries, holding a variety of roles within the enterprise, took the quiz and shared their APPtitude across social channels! Continue reading

Low-Code Development Platforms: The Answer to Soaring Business Application Needs

Lately, the term ‘low-code development platform’ has started gaining traction in the market to categorize platforms for rapidly building and deploying custom apps—without the need for low-level coding. It’s great to see media, analysts and other thought leaders recognize the inherent business value and time to market advantages of these platforms. With demand for custom business apps soaring, it’s clear that traditional, code-based approaches simply can’t keep pace.

Like any new or emerging category, there may be some confusion about what a low-code development platform is (and isn’t). With that in mind, this post aims to provide additional context around the key capabilities of a low-code development platform, how the term compares to other industry acronyms and why the need for these platforms is greater than ever. Continue reading

3 Application Innovations that Could Have Helped My Previous Employer

As the newest member of the Mendix team, I’d like to take a minute to introduce myself to the community and reflect on the opportunity ahead. In the few short weeks that I’ve been here, I’ve been blown away by Mendix’s ability to help companies of all shapes and sizes drive business innovation remarkably fast. Continue reading

[Quiz] What’s your #APPtitude?

Today, every employee should think of themselves as an app developer. Great ideas live in every corner of your company. If someone in marketing or finance or HR has an idea for an app, they should be empowered to act upon it. That doesn’t mean everyone will run out and build something. It’s more about thinking about app development in a way that allows everyone to participate in the process. Continue reading

Lotus Notes Applications: 4 Reasons to Migrate to the Cloud Now

How many legacy Lotus Notes applications are scattered throughout your organization? Like many CIOs and IT managers, you may not be able accurately answer that question. If you can, you are likely painfully aware of the growing cost and complexity of maintaining Lotus Notes applications, the lack of IT control, and the overall impact on your organization’s application landscape. Continue reading

Bite-size Apps to Boost your Business

And four ingredients to make them irresistible

In my inaugural Mendix blog post a few weeks ago, I shared my excitement about the style of application development that Mendix supports. These apps are typically built in an iterative approach, focus on business outcomes and are small and nimble.

Analysts like Gartner and Forrester refer to these type of applications as Systems of Differentiation / Innovation and Systems of Engagement respectively. These apps are supplementing and extending the so-called systems of records; the transaction backbones like ERP, policy administration or core banking systems. Continue reading

Evolve or Perish: Takeaways from the MIT Sloan CIO Symposium (#MITCIO)

My colleague Matt Collins and I attended the MIT Sloan CIO Symposium yesterday. With a theme of “Lead your digital enterprise forward,” the event brought together several hundred visionary CIOs and IT leaders for thought-provoking discussions on intelligent machines, the internet of things, big data, digital transformation and more. If there was one overarching theme to sum up the Symposium, it was “evolve or perish.” Continue reading