New Survey Finds Demand for PaaS on the Rise
Ever-Changing Business Environment Drives Rapid Application
A new age of ‘Develop Your Own Application' (DYOA) to meet ever-changing
business requirements is driving demand for rapid application
development Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) technologies, according to new
research sponsored by app development and data integration software
According to the survey of 700 IT decision makers in the US, UK, France,
Germany, Benelux, Australia, Brazil and Singapore, there is soaring
demand for PaaS architecture from organizations looking for faster
development and deployment cycles. A rapid application development PaaS
solution allows custom business applications to be quickly developed and
deployed using point and click-type tools in a web browser.
As many as 85% of survey respondents said that there is demand within
their organization to reduce the time it takes to develop and deploy
applications, highlighting that the DYOA trend is primarily being driven
at a business rather than IT level.
Conducted by independent market research firm Vanson
Bourne, the research surveyed IT decision makers in a number of key
global locations. It also found:
Almost three quarters (70%) of the respondents said that they are
either already using PaaS solutions for application development or are
planning to use them the future.
Demand for rapid application development is coming from the highest
levels of the company with 43% reporting the projects were being
directed by C-suite influencers, while nearly half (47%) came from
existing customers or partners.
47% of DYOA is being done by sales and marketing teams, the largest
percentage among all respondents, while 44%% said finance teams were
developing and deploying their own applications.
Just over a quarter (27%) said that they had opted for platforms that
favor speed over high control.
54% of existing PaaS users reported that it has already helped them to
reduce the time it takes to develop and deploy applications, while 51%
said PaaS had helped to reduce costs.
47% of those polled said that use of PaaS had given them more capacity
for innovation within the organization, such as finding new ways to
combine existing resources, or exploring more innovative ways of using
The study also showed that, largely because of these benefits, the use
of PaaS for application development and deployment will continue to be a
focus for organizations, with businesses planning to invest an average
of $260,653 on this architecture before the end of the year.
Matt Robinson, vice president, technology at Progress, said, "The rise
of ‘Develop Your Own Application' is the latest trend to reshape the way
we work, riding hot on the tail of ‘Bring Your Own Device' and ‘Bring
Your Own Application.' It's never been easier to develop an application
that can allow your business, a department, or even a specific
individual to be more productive, regardless of your coding skills.
There can be little doubt that we're now living in the age of the
"However, this study shows that, despite the relative ease of today's
application development and deployment processes, there's still a huge
appetite to be able to improve these cycles by making them quicker and
better. The benefits of using a rapid application development PaaS to
improve speed and productivity should not be lost in the excitement of
the DYOA age, and this research reveals that many are beginning to wake
up to the benefits they can provide."
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