Why Select a Cloud Application Platform?

More than ever before, businesses are turning to cloud application platforms to reduce the costs and complexities associated with application development and delivery. With infrastructure and provisioning capabilities, security and privacy components, and visual modeling and app component marketplaces, cloud platforms are at the heart of modern application development practices.

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How Cloud Application Platforms Enable Rapid Application Delivery

Greater business interest for customer engagement and workflow management applications has left IT departments in need of help. With 71% of IT teams unable to keep pace with business demand, organizations are now moving to a bimodal IT strategy, where a dedicated team focuses on ‘fast tracking’ the delivery of business applications through the use of a cloud application platform.

Application platforms offer a host of modern development capabilities that enable the rapid application development required for business success. But not all cloud application platform as a service (PaaS) providers are equal. The ideal service will offer a range of tools to speed development, from visual modeling and business logic workflows to a vibrant marketplace where you can download pre-built components, widgets, and templates.

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How Cloud Application Platforms Enable Better Application Management and Security

In addition to increasing the pace of application delivery, the right application platform will also offer a host of benefits that improve ongoing management and security efforts. Look for a cloud platform that provides the following:

  • Ease of use – leverage self-service capabilities that are designed with simplicity in mind so that you can focus on creating the highest quality application.
  • Highest level of security – avoid internal headaches by leaving app security in the hands of a platform partner who has experience managing critical patches, security standards and compliance.
  • Economies of scale – gain efficiency as your business demand grows by leveraging the existing platform services and underlying infrastructure (like compute power and storage) already available within the platform.
  • Performance management – focus on solving business problems and speeding overall innovation while the provider manages platform uptime and performance levels.

The Forrester Wave: Low-Code Development Platforms, Q2 2016
The Forrester Wave: Low-Code Development Platforms, Q2 2016
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