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5 Ways to Drive Growth with Next Generation Applications

5 Ways to Drive Growth with Next Generation Applications

January 13, 2015 0 Comments

Screen Shot 2015-01-13 at 10.14.55 AMToday's businesses face significant challenges when it comes to application development. With the introduction of the cloud, mobile, Big Data and BYOD, modern applications require integration with numerous platforms, devices and data. Users expect a seamless experience across both the web and on mobile devices.

Fortunately, these new demands also bring new opportunities. Next Generation applications may require a new, improved approach to development, but they also offer new ways to help grow your business.

Next Generation applications

To build a Next Generation application you need to manage all of your projects from one platform – including the cloud, mobility, data analytics and data integration. Doing this requires a cloud-based application development platform, one that can be used to create apps more quickly, and more reliably, than previous efforts. Using Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS), you can develop apps as fast as you need them, creating Next Generation products that meet the standards that both businesses and consumers expect. These apps will take advantage of current and future trends to accelerate the growth of your business.

5 trends that will drive growth through Next Gen apps

  1. Rapid modern application development – Tools like web-based integrated development environments allow you to turn an idea into an app with a series of mouse clicks, instead of endless hours of coding. You can make better, more feature-rich applications with less work.
  2. Deployment freedom– Build it once and deploy anywhere. By minimizing the amount of coding necessary to create an app, development time goes down substantially. This low code development approach gives you options like “one-click” mobilization, where you can make an app mobile with the press of a button, and the ability to publish it to popular app stores in the blink of an eye.
  3. Platform as a Service (PaaS)– Developing applications using PaaS gives you access to the best technology available for application development, while freeing you from the cost of maintaining the underlying infrastructure. This means you can quickly create applications on any platform or device you need to, without the hassle of trying to keep your infrastructure up-to-date. PaaS keeps pace with developing technologies so you do not have to.
  4. Real-Time data access – You can now view all relevant data instantly, including information on your customers, your marketing efforts and your sales team performance. This can be done on your own, through a simple user interface. This kind of access to information makes decision making faster, more accurate and more effective.
  5. Any platform, device or cloud – You can create applications that are usable across any platform, device or the cloud. Users expect this level of access, along with an interface that stays consistent no matter what platform they are working on. Your Next Generation applications will offer this compatibility and universal access.

Enter the future with Progress

Take advantage of these trends with your own Next Generation applications. At Progress, we can help you retain your competitive advantage, make faster decisions and build applications that are built for the future.

Learn how 30 students created 15 apps in 1.5 hours thanks to low code development environments.

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Paul Nashawaty is responsible for providing Product Marketing direction and leadership for the Progress Pacific platform, specifically for Service Providers, System Integrators, and Independent Software Vendors. Paul has extensive experience in defining product strategy and bringing product offerings to market. 

Paul Nashawaty

As the senior director of product marketing and strategy for the Progress solutions and audience marketing team, Paul Nashawaty keeps his eyes peeled on what enterprises are doing about big data as it relates to digital transformation. Paul is responsible for applying practical business methodologies using technological solutions to drive success in organizations.

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