To keep up with the exponential growth of the IoT industry, companies are required to scale impossibly quickly or else be left behind. One of the biggest bottlenecks to that growth is a lack of development resources, especially as the IT and software engineering talent shortages loom dangerously over companies in nearly all industries and verticals. These shortages force companies to scale smarter, focusing their development resources on the aspects of their solutions or initiatives that genuinely require a custom-tailored touch. One potential solution? No-code tools for connecting applications and automating workflows.
Businesses, especially the small- to medium-sized enterprises that drive much innovation in IoT, can’t afford the resource drain of juggling support systems. They need the ability to efficiently adjust their offerings and provide their product or service to their customers.
Ryan Hoover, the founder of Product Hunt, called no-code the “future of making,” enabling more people than ever to build things on the internet. Similarly, cloud communication platform provider EMnify says no-code solutions will democratize software, much like how WordPress democratized web publishing to allow nearly anyone with a computer to build their website, or how Shopify similarly affected eCommerce by lowering the barrier of entry to opening one’s online shop.
Although no-code is not a new technology, we’re starting to see its widespread adoption as its benefits become more globally recognized, especially in the face of the pandemic. In the past 18 months, no-code initiatives have become more effective and more widely used and accepted as a robust alternative to hand-coding. What’s more, these no-code solutions have gotten stronger, improving the scope of what they can do and the efficiency with which they operate. When applied to IoT, these benefits are even further accentuated.
Connecting devices over cellular or other wireless mediums often requires the complex integrations of back-end systems, endpoints, security layers, platforms, technology stacks, and all sorts of edge-to-cloud infrastructure. This wide range of needs in IoT systems design and deployment means that integration through traditional development is challenging and consumes both time and resources. No-code development helps agile companies keep a lack of development resources from impeding innovation and growth.
Suppose no-code automation is adequately integrated from the early stages. In that case, it makes space for creativity and innovation by eliminating the resource drain of repetitive basic development tasks like managing SIM cards. By connecting applications and automating workflows with no-code cellular IoT, you can spend more time on your core business and less on operations and support. In an upcoming webinar, “Applying No-Code to IoT – How to Integrate Cellular IoT Into Your Systems in Minutes,” with speakers Knud Kegel, VP, Product, at EMnify, and Eric Conn, CEO and Co-Founder at Leverege, EMnify will show you how to use no-code tools to syndicate IoT device data across your IoT applications. Register today and leave with practical strategies and tips on how to start implementing right now.