Apple subsidiary Claris launches low-code automation platform

Claris International, a subsidiary of Apple, has announced the launch of its ‘Claris Connect’ workflow automation platform.

According to the company, the platform is designed for the real-world challenges of small and medium businesses. After several months of testing and growth of its library of connectors, the company is now finally all set to drive digital transformation for any...

Unqork secures $51 million in series B funding to further no-code enterprise mission

No-code application platform provider Unqork has announced the close of a $51 million (£39.6m) series B funding round to further its mission of providing high-quality software for large enterprises at low cost.

The round was put together by existing investor Goldman Sachs, as well as new investors Aquiline Technology Growth and World Innovation Lab, and is part of a wider $131m (£101.7m) round of funding led by Alphabet investment fund CapitalG.

The money will be...

Gaurang Torvekar, CEO, Indorse: On finding the right business model for a skills marketplace – with blockchain

For any budding entrepreneurs with an idea and a head full of dreams, here are two key lessons that Gaurang Torvekar, CEO of Singapore-based Indorse, has learned: the business model is more important than the idea, and don’t let your technology be the only selling point.

Torvekar (left) firmly describes himself as a founder in the blockchain space, having developed in Ethereum over the past four...

How the CIO needs to see the evolution of no-code platforms: Security, ML, and democratising data

The low-code and no-code enterprise application platform space, one may have considered, was a part of enterprise digital transformation which has matured, served its purpose, and now been siphoned off by the bigger players in the space.

As far back as 2016, this publication was exploring the right direction for the technology as some of the contending horses fell; Reddo Mobility and StarMobile to name...

What should the role of IT be in low- and no-code application development?

No-code and low-code application development platforms are clearly catching on. Leading research firm, Gartner, predicts that “by 2024, low-code application platforms will be responsible for 65 per cent of all application development activity.” Much of the demand is driven by so-called citizen developers who are using rapid application development (RAD) tools like these to build the software they need to do their jobs, despite having...

Want the benefits of blockchain but easy implementation with it? The answer may be here

Blockchain has been around for a little over a decade now. Yet while most IT folk understand that it’s about transaction security, business decision-makers have still to tune in. Ultimately, a hesitant business stance towards adopting blockchain has left many organisations with substandard, costly and centralised data security systems.

One reason organisations have been hesitant to even trial blockchain, is the perceived cost of experimentation, development and implementation....

Why no-code platforms are key digital transformation tools rather than a shadow IT nightmare

Thanks to digital transformation, every enterprise today is a software company – whether or not they’re in the business of application development. The need for software hits an organisation from all sides and is so explosive that it can no longer be contained by IT departments. The evolving digital needs of consumers are just the tip of the iceberg. Internal processes like workflow and administrative applications can’t be forgotten...

Operationalise innovation: How insurance CIOs can outsmart the disruptors

For a long time, big insurers held all the aces. Decades of brand history, the protective effect of stringent regulation and large balance sheets kept competition at bay. This is now rapidly changing. The new players on the block hold the cards of agility, innovation and freedom from the millstone of legacy technology. They can use AI, cloud and IoT technology to meet escalating customer demand for highly personalised, seamless mobile digital...

Citrix acquires Sapho for $200 million to create smarter, superior work experience

Citrix has announced the acquisition of enterprise micro-app software provider Sapho for $200 million (£155.6m) to help ‘redefine the employee experience.’

Regular readers of this publication will be aware of Sapho’s modus operandi. The company aims to break down monolithic behemoth apps into micro-apps in one mobile, social-esque feed, whether it’s expense approvals from...

Don’t let your next big idea die: How the CIO can use low code to be innovation’s biggest champion

You’d be hard pressed to find an executive who’d disagree that the speed of innovation is a critical success factor in modern business. In the face of such pressure, businesses know innovation needs to be a focus and many talk a lot about the strategic importance of innovation to secure their future.

But the unavoidable truth is that most businesses produce dozens, if not hundreds, of new...