Report Shows Businesses Struggle to Keep Pace with Demand for Software

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Demand for Internal Applications Expected to Grow 5X Faster than Traditional IT Departments Can Deliver Them

There’s simply not enough formally trained developers to keep up with the demand for modern and mobile software, which presents significant problems for companies. It can stymy growth as well as put companies at a significant competitive disadvantage.

The backlog of software requests from company employees has increased by 29 percent in the last 18 months, according to a new report by TrackVia citing research by Prevoty. The report, entitled “IT’s Struggle to Keep Pace with the Speed of Business,” highlights the growing gap between employees’ demand for modern, cloud-based software and mobile applications to do their work and an organization’s ability to develop, deliver and maintain them.

TrackVia, providers of a rapid low-code application platform that streamlines web and mobile app development, published the comprehensive report, citing recent research from several leading sources. The report highlights how the growing application backlog is impacting companies, forcing many workers to bypass IT departments by building or finding their own solutions. More than half (52 percent) of employees surveyed by TrackVia admitted that they bring outside apps into the workplace to help support their work.

“The average worker today has access to all kinds of powerful and innovative technologies on their phones, so they can easily find and download an app to do just about anything,” said Charles Var, VP of Marketing for TrackVia. “So when an employee is told that they can’t have better software or mobile applications to do their work, it just doesn’t make sense.”

Employees creating or buying their own software with little to no IT governance can cause challenges for businesses on multiple levels, most notably when it comes to data management and security. IT organizations are well aware of this challenge. TrackVia research showed that two-thirds (67 percent) of IT managers know workers are using outside tools.

In addition to the growing demand from workers, there’s a global shortage of developers. This problem isn’t limited to smaller businesses. A recent survey cited in the report from InformationWeek indicated that 88 percent of respondents at companies with more than 1,000 employees feel challenged by a shortage of traditional development talent.

“There’s simply not enough formally trained developers to keep up with the demand for modern and mobile software, which presents significant problems for companies,” added Var. “It can stymy growth as well as put companies at a significant competitive disadvantage.”

TrackVia aims to address this problem by making it radically faster and easier to build custom, cloud-based web and native mobile apps. For in-house developers or IT departments, TrackVia eliminates a considerable portion of the manual programming work associated with traditional development, allowing them to create and deploy enterprise-grade applications in a fraction of the time. Solutions, like TrackVia, even empower non-technical business users to build their own applications with a visual drag-and-drop interface, which requires zero coding knowledge.

The TrackVia report leverages research to illustrate the current state of software development at today’s organizations. It highlights the current dilemma that companies face when it comes to delivering solutions at the speed demanded by the business as well as presents the challenges that this issue poses for the enterprise. The report concludes with some expert suggestions around ways organizations can address this growing problem. Please visit the TrackVia website to view and download the complimentary report.

About TrackVia

TrackVia is a leading low-code application platform that specializes in streamlining and mobilizing critical business processes and operational workflows such as field services, project coordination and tracking, supply chain management, inspections or audits, and more. It allows IT and business users to rapidly create fully customized web and native mobile applications that unite executives, managers and workers with all their data, processes and collaboration in one environment accessible on any device. More than 1,000 businesses in 14 countries rely on TrackVia, including Honeywell, Navistar, DIRECTV, Dow, Brinks and others. Learn more at: http://www.trackvia.com/

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