As the low-code/no-code movement continues to explode, skeptics look askance at the trend and wonder if we’ve been down this road before.

After all, we’ve seen plenty of ‘user productivity’ tools over the years that provided value in their day, but also led to a number of challenges as well.

Not to name any names, but we like to call this the ‘Microsoft Access’ problem. (Plenty of other tools fit the bill as well, but Access is perhaps the best known).

Frustrated with the responsiveness of their IT departments, droves of business users built quick-and-dirty apps on Access, running them under their desks – unmanaged, ungoverned, and of questionable quality.

And thus, Shadow IT was born.

Today, we’ve recast such users as ‘citizen developers,’ and we’ve given many of them access to increasingly powerful, easy to use low-code/no-code platforms.

The million-dollar question: have we turned a page in end-user productivity, or is this whole story just shadow IT all over again?

One way to find out. Survey organizations who are traveling down this road and see what they have to say.

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Copyright © Intellyx LLC. Kintone is an Intellyx client. At the time of writing, none of the other organizations mentioned in this article are Intellyx clients. Intellyx retains full editorial control over the content of this paper. 


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