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So Many Technologies, So Little Time

Part 5 of a 6-part Series

Shortly after launching the iPhone, Steve Jobs famously said in Fortune Magazine, “These waves of technology, you can see them way before they happen, and you just have to choose wisely which ones you’re going to surf. If you choose unwisely, then you can waste a lot of energy, but if you choose wisely, it actually unfolds fairly slowly. It takes years.”

With the availability of so many new technologies -- Artificial Intelligence, Augmented Reality, Big Data Analytics, Blockchain, Cyber, IoT, Machine Learning, Mobile, SaaS in the Cloud -- expectations are high. As new technologies and business paradigms emerge at a dizzying pace, application development must move fast to keep up with the demand for new software solutions. It’s difficult for CIOs to identify those technologies that will provide the desired outcomes for their business, and custom coding new technologies can slow other innovation.

Using a low-code RAD toolset that leverages new technologies as services can speed application development geometrically faster than traditional development methods, with far fewer IT resources. Intuitive templates, and preconfigured components slash time to deliver, and reusable application components further accelerate development. With a high-productivity toolset, it’s easier than ever to deliver applications that not only help fulfill business strategy but also integrate the latest technologies as services.

When deploying applications to the Cloud, organizations can be sure their innovation backbone supports compliant, secure custom applications with built-in adherence to recognized international security standards.

Intelligent enterprises will implement digital platforms across the whole organization, that include new technologies as services, that will impact operational efficiencies and increase revenue.

SAP Market Influencer Tamara McCleary recently sat down with Mark Rogers, from SAP partner and RAD market leader Mendix, to discuss how organizations can optimize their use of the plethora of new technologies – Blockchain, IoT, Machine Learning, and others.

To see the fifth of their 6-part discussion, and to learn why Mark believes, “We need to help professional developers have a way of experimenting – innovating quickly, but then experimenting – and rapidly iterating on these application designs. Traditional programming approaches don’t lend themselves very well to that rapid innovation, especially when you get beyond one service and you start to add in another one,” just click here.


Part 1 - We Need to Create Hero Developers

Part 2 - Make IT the Enabler of Digital Transformation

Part 3 - Achieve Benefits of SaaS and Create Unique Business Value

Part 4 - Socially Engage a Diverse Work Group


Learn more about rapid application development.