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Neues von Microsoft 365

28. Januar 2022 Posted by Gerda Marx

Auch im Januar gibt es einige Neuerungen für Microsoft 365.

Bereits im November hat Microsoft mit der Mitteilung MC274188 angekündigt, dass aufgezeichnete Teams-Meetings, die im OneDrive gespeichert werden, ab Januar 2022 nach 60 Tagen gelöscht werden. Diese Änderung wird von Microsoft im Januar 2022 im Admincenter automatisch eingestellt. Dort kann die Einstellung nach dem Rollout deaktiviert oder die Aufbewahrungsfrist geändert werden. 

Alle Teams User haben nun die Möglichkeit, mit privaten User außerhalb Ihrer Organisation zu chatten. „Mit diesem Update können Teams-Benutzer in Ihrer Organisation einen 1:1- oder Gruppenchat mit Teams-Benutzern starten, die ihre persönlichen Konten verwenden und umgekehrt“, erklärt das Unternehmen in der aktualisierten Message Center-Benachrichtigung.„Personen können jeden Teams-Benutzer mit einer E-Mail-Adresse oder Telefonnummer zum Chat einladen und innerhalb der Sicherheits- und Compliance-Richtlinien ihrer Organisation bleiben. Diese Funktion gilt für Teams im Web, auf dem Desktop und auf Mobilgeräten.“ lt. Mary Jo Foeley. Die Funktion wird mit dem Rollout aktiviert. Ein Admin kann die Nutzung anschließend einschränken. Die Einladung zum Chat muss von einem Business Konto ausgesprochen werden. Ein Dateiaustauch oder Telefonie ist nicht möglich.

Nutzer der Desktop-App haben sie schon lange: Die Hintergrundeinstellungen für Teams-Meetings. Wenn Sie Microsoft Teams im Web nutzen, können Sie nun auch dort Ihren Hintergrund anpassen.

Neues von Microsoft 365

28. Januar 2022 Posted by Gerda Marx

Auch im Januar gibt es einige Neuerungen für Microsoft 365. Bereits im November hat Microsoft mit der Mitteilung MC274188 angekündigt, dass aufgezeichnete Teams-Meetings, die im OneDrive gespeichert werden, ab Januar 2022 nach 60 Tagen gelöscht werden. Diese Änderung wird von Microsoft im Januar 2022 im Admincenter automatisch eingestellt. Dort [...]

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Chatbots und KI: #10 – Erfolgsgeschichte: KI-Chatbots der Buhck Gruppe mit Jens Bahnsen

27. Januar 2022 Posted by Johannes

In der heutigen Folge geht es um die virtuellen Assistenten Sophie und Ole der Buhck-Gruppe und den Azubi-Recruiting-Chatbot Robbie.

Digitale Personalakte – schnell, einfach, zuverlässig

26. Januar 2022 Posted by Fiona Matalla

Was ist die digitale Personalakte?Mit der Digitalisierung des Alltags kommt auch die Digitalisierung der Arbeitswelt einher. Deshalb bietet es sich für Unternehmen an mit dem Fortschritt zu gehen und ihre Dokumente elektronisch zu archivieren. Die digitale Personalakte bietet diese Möglichkeit. Sie ist eine Personalsoftware, die alle wichtigen Angaben zu Ihren Arbeitnehmer*innen aufbewahrt und automatisch aktualisiert.Vorteile […]

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MySQL unter RHEL/CentOS/Rocky Linux: MySQL-Pakete können nicht aktualisiert werden

26. Januar 2022 Posted by Thomas

SafeLinx für Nomad Web nutzt MySQL-Community-Server unter RHEL-Klon und der lässt sich nicht mehr aktualisieren

Why Domino Is Not “Alcatraz,” My Continued Kitchen Saga, and Why I Want Your Opinion

24. Januar 2022 Posted by Henry Bestritsky

If you haven’t done so, please read my first blog in a series about low-code called, “I Remodeled My Kitchen, and I Joined HCL. (One of These Things Was a Bad Decision.)” to see how Domino relates to me and my decision to get a new kitchen.  Yes, this time , I was going to write about the Ford Pinto and how it relates to Outsystems (read previous blog), but something happened during the last two weeks that I had to write about. And, frankly, I need your advice. 

We had waited for four months for the final two appliances for our new kitchen — a coffee machine and a dishwasher. When we called for an update from the company, we were told that shipment was delayed until February (the global supply-chain issues discriminate against everyone). So, we canceled the order and decided to keep the appliances we had — ones we’d had for years and were high-end when we first got them. We called a technician to see if someone could inspect them to make sure they were still in good working order, and upon inspection, everything turned out to be in perfectly good order. We were told they needed a bit of regular TLC and that they would last forever because they were designed and built to last.  The kitchen still looks great, and we saved thousands of dollars. 

The combination of the old and the new made me think about how the parallels could be drawn between my kitchen and HCL Domino. Just like my older appliances, Domino was built to last, has been rock-solid from the beginning, and when it’s integrated with more modern technologies, it produces an IT solution with amazing results — that is far less risky than a whole “rip and replace” — with an overall lower total cost. 

As I research Domino competitors such as Mendix and Outsystems, one thing becomes very clear.  They are not, in fact, a “full kitchen” solution. They are merely a “single appliance.”

Those companies are basically one-trick ponies with one product, while a company like HCL has dozens of products that can be integrated together to build an amazing “kitchen” that’s exactly to your specifications.  This means that companies like Outsystems and Mendix need to rely on third-party products over which they have no control, which makes them inherently insecure, and we all, unfortunately, know what can happen in that scenario.

For example,  Outsystems is a 20-year-old company that decided to leverage the Apache Cordova plugin framework to support its core technology. This is a direct quote from their website: “Since our applications are built using Cordova, you can either use one of their many available plugins or build your own.” The problem is that today Cordova is pretty much going into retirement and is fundamentally risky, and by its plugin nature is susceptible to hacking.  For example, it was found out in 2020 that Android applications developed via Cordova are vulnerable to illegal configuration alterations. 

In short, Outsystems uses an antiquated plugin framework that is inherently insecure, which brings me back to HCL Domino and HCL Volt MX both owned by HCL and both have rock-solid security.

Volt MX which is not based on Apache Cordova — is HCL’s multi-experience low-code platform that is high up on the Gartner Magic Quadrant and directly competes with Mendix and Outsystems.

Imagine having tighter integration between Volt MX and the legendary Domino, so you can easily create mobile and progressive web apps (or even wearables or kiosk experiences) that connect to your essential core back-end business apps and workflows.

Imagine quickly and effectively modernizing and further extending your existing Domino apps by allowing your organization to create apps of the future on any device with Volt MX — which leverages all modern technologies — while still being able to rely on the security, governance, and workflow of Domino.

As I brought this up to my colleagues, some of them wanted to put me in front of a firing squad, screaming heresy! Yes, we have a lot of “yellow tree huggers,” as I call them, and we should.  Their reasoning is that we have invested a ton into the product in the last few years, and a heck of a lot more is coming.  I don’t disagree in the least, but, let’s face it, thanks to Domino’s previous owner, there are quite a few companies out there that still view Domino as if it were an aging prison like Alcatraz: stuck in the past and if you try to escape, you will have more than a bad day!

I see Domino has the critical power behind a composable, modern “kitchen” with the addition of some key, amazing “appliances” from HCL’s extensive product line to really elevate your game and get your business “cooking.”

This powerful combination would create a key competitive advantage.  More importantly, I want to excite any IT decisionmakers who may have given up on Domino, or are still on the fence, and show them the bright Domino future that we all know exists. 

Well, that is exactly what HCL is able to do.  Check out how Domino forms convert to Volt MX forms and how Domino data can be accessed and surfaced (as can any other data source)We are escaping Alcatraz!

Tighter Integration Between Volt MX and Domino

All of this leads me to my humble request from you.  Do you think that Domino and Volt MX is a good idea?  Please answer the LinkedIn Poll question below and please, please, please put something into the post’s comment.  As you probably know, you can see the poll metrics in real-time.

What do you think about using Volt MX, HCL’s Gartner Quadrant multi-experience low-code platform to modernize Domino applications?

Thank You!

Gastbeitrag aus Österreich: Einige Gedanken zu 2022

21. Januar 2022 Posted by DNUG Marketing

Wie beginnt Ihr neues Jahr? Mit einem geschäftlichen „Kater“ oder mit guten Vorsätzen und einem entspannten Neujahrsspaziergang für dieses Geschäftsjahr?

Die letzten beiden Jahre waren für uns alle eine Herausforderung im geschäftlichen und für viele auch im persönlichen Bereich.

Ich starte mein Jahr meist entspannt – heuer noch entspannter, da wir ab dem 31.12. mittags in Quarantäne waren. Ich nehme mir Zeit, Ordnung zu schaffen und zu planen. Der geübte Österreicher (egal ob hier geboren oder nur zugereist) lernt bald, dass Österreich im Großen und Ganzen von spätestens 20. Dezember bis zum Montag nach den Heiligen drei Königen (6.1.) geschlossen hat. Viele Firmen haben Urlaub und die von uns, welche arbeiten, haben keine Zeit – außer für das Thema „Jahresabschluss“.

Wobei heuer durch Ausfall von Firmen-Weihnachtsfeiern und großen Partys die Zeit etwas geschäftiger wurde, anders als die letzten Jahre.

Überhaupt hat sich einiges im geschäftsmäßigen Umgang geändert, und damit spreche ich nicht über die Jogginghosen unterhalb des Randes des Web-Conference-Bildschirms. Meine Erfahrungen der letzten zwei Jahre sind Ihren eigenen vielleicht ähnlich:

  • Wir wurden „ehrlicher“ und „offener“ und kommen schneller zur Sache, weil sich die „Spielchen“ minimiert haben – Da wird man schon mal unterbrochen und direkt nachgebohrt, wenn etwas erklärt werden muss (früher eher selten in Österreich).
  • Da die Körpersprache eingeschränkt ist, werden wir manchmal schneller ungehalten oder müssen uns gegen ungerechte Bemerkungen wehren, welche aus einer falsch verstandenen Aussage, der die begleitende Körpersprache fehlt, folgen.
  • Wir sitzen alle im selben Boot – schwachbrüstige Internetleitungen, Katzen, Kinder und Lebenspartner, die mal schnell die Web-Konferenz stören, haben wir schon alle erlebt.
  • Und daher erkennen und anerkennen wir immer mehr, dass da am anderen Ende der Leitung ein Mensch wie Du und ich sitzt. Da werden persönliche Worte mehr als Sales-Floskeln, und es scheint der Respekt untereinander zu steigen.

Was wir auch erfahren haben ist, dass viele Dinge, die Sie als: „das war schon immer so“ kennen, sich schnell geändert haben. Neue Techniken, von denen viele Mitmenschen dachten, dass sie sich nie in der täglichen Arbeit durchsetzen werden, sind plötzlich sehr erfolgreich eingesetzt worden.

Daher lassen Sie sich am Anfang des Jahres noch etwas Luft und denken Sie mal über Folgendes nach:

  • Domino war immer eine Entwicklungsplattform – daher sind die Unternehmen mit Domino möglicherweise an Low-Code Domino Volt, oder vielleicht sogar an Volt MX für größere Projekte interessiert. Oder es gibt sogar bestehende DevOps Prozesse und mit den SecureDevOps Produkten von HCL ergeben sich neue Projekte.
  • Web-Conferencing ist gekommen, um zu bleiben – Sametime ist die Alternative, wenn Firmen über Lock-Angebote, Datenschutz-Bedenken und ähnliche Probleme mit anderen Anbietern stöhnen.
  • Gemeinsamer (virtueller) Arbeitsplatz, Dokumente austauschen, Projekt Planung, dafür gibt es zwar Stückwerk aber eine integrierte Lösung, welche alles vereint und daher Inhalte leichter auffindbar macht ist rar – Connections wird im Jahr 2022 bereits in der Version 8 herauskommen.
  • Da es aus bekannten Gründen immer mehr Onlinegeschäft gibt, will man oft über eine Portallösung Kunden stärker in die Geschäftsprozesse einbeziehen. Dann können die HCL Digital Experience (kurz: DX – unser Portal), eine Marketinglösung wie HCL Unica oder eine Shop-Lösung wie HCL Commerce eine gute Grundlage bieten.
  • Softwareverteilung, Patch-Management, Endpoint-Management, sind DIE Topics derzeit und BigFix lässt jeden Administrator, der sich Zeit nimmt, das mal anzusehen mit einem „will ich auch haben“ Blick zurück.

Änderungen sind Chancen, und Änderungen, die man freiwillig selbst einleitet, sind die größten Chancen. Daher sprechen sie mit mir, Harald Gerl, sicher identifizieren wir gemeinsame Projekte auf Basis von HCL Software für 2022 und darüber hinaus.

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11 Reasons to Switch to a Multiexperience Development Platform

20. Januar 2022 Posted by HCL Volt MX Team

Covid-19 has disrupted our world and deprived us of human interactions, but successful businesses have transformed their products and services into digital experiences interconnecting employees and customers. These are the digital powerhouses that have mastered the multiexperience strategy.

One of the world’s largest direct sales companies attributes a two-percent increase in revenue in part to its investment in digital transformation and a multiexperience strategy. The company switched from in-person meetings, printed catalogs, and paper-based orders to doing everything with smartphones.

Now, the company’s individual business owners are ready to make their sales from anywhere at any time. They have progressive web and native mobile apps that can be reused globally, including augmented reality and voice recognition features for immersive digital experiences.

The company’s vision was to engage and support their individual business owners and their customers, and their digital experiences are propelling the company forward.

Multiexperience development aims to support such digital user journeys across various devices, apps, and interfaces (wearables, web or mobile, conversational UI) using different modalities (voice, touch, gestures).  Multiexperience Development Platforms, or MXDPs, provide developers with a set of front-end and backend tools and services to build unique, consistent, and scalable experiences for their users. These tools cover the whole app lifecycle from its design, development, testing, distribution, to maintenance, management, and user data analysis.

The aforementioned direct sales company chose the industry-leading MXDP HCL Volt MX to implement its multiexperience strategy. The platform helped to centralize the organization’s development, enabling teams in different parts of the world to easily build and share cutting-edge apps, reducing project times and costs by half.

Learn more about Volt MX, and schedule a (free) demo  Read other success stories of how global organizations have transformed their businesses

Whether your business is only beginning its digital transformation journey, or you have adopted another low-code platform, here are the top reasons to switch to (or add to your technology stack) an MXDP:

  1. MXDPs offer a simplified and accelerated design process.

For instance, HCL Volt MX includes a visual design canvas with pre-wired components, templates, and sample apps. Reusable code and real-time preview help to brainstorm and design apps faster.

2. MXDPs let you build one app for any device with one source base.

There’s no need to hire hundreds of developers — experts in various platforms, operating systems and multiple programming languages. An MXDP helps your existing team to develop one unique cloud-native app across multiple channels using a single code base and deploy it to any device.

3. MXDPs cut down time to market.

Such platforms enable rapid prototyping of immersive experiences that are visible to the C-suite and other decision-makers. This shorter feedback loop and out-of-the-box functionality significantly decrease time to market. HCL Volt MX, for example, promises a built time of weeks instead of months, and an over 60 percent reduction in time to market.

4. MXDPs digitize processes and automate deployment.

In a true plug-and-play manner, multiexperience platforms automate testing, SAP back-end integrations, and DevOps — they digitize your operations. They also include a fully distributed deployment system and provide a solution to deliver apps without publishing in an app store, an essential want for internal enterprise apps.

5. MXDPs increase your operational efficiency.

Low code removes complexity from everyday tasks. It offers a simpler way to build backend processes, and it serves as a central system to incorporate and manage different complex workflows. Plus, it empowers people closest to the business create the solutions.

6. They free up your IT team to focus on the bigger picture.

Free from manual tasks of writing and rewriting code, maintenance, or solving data discrepancies and backend mistakes, your developers will be able to concentrate on enterprise-level systems and strategic initiatives. Working on those initiatives is easier when an included custom and prebuilt data analytics platform measures your success.

7. MXDPs improve security.

One of the strongest selling points of these platforms is the security and peace of mind they offer. They include out-of-the-box API management and data and identity protection capabilities. Your IT department has one platform to manage all of your apps, devices, and services, used by the entire enterprise. This minimizes risks of third-party installs and shadow IT.

8. They empower employees.

As a boost to employees’ wellbeing and productivity, MXDPs celebrate and empower citizen developers. Using simple visual assembly, even non-coders are capable of developing apps to fit their (and organizational) needs. These platforms also promote cross-team cooperation and collaboration to find and build best solutions.

9. MXDPs help you stay ahead of the curve.

Multiexperience platforms facilitate innovation and provide unique first-hand access to cutting-edge technology to drive user adoption, engagement, and retention. HCL Volt MX, for instance, provides a single platform that supports AI and machine learning in conversational apps, wearables, virtual and augmented realities experiences, and more.

Why You Need a Smart MXDP Strategy. Now. 

10. MXDPs save you money.

They lower the total cost of ownership in the long run by automating so many development steps, increasing efficiency, reducing time to market, and significantly cutting maintenance, infrastructure, and development costs. Adopting this single software suite helps an organization of any size to digitally transform and offer the latest engaging experience to their customers and employees.

11. MXDPs help to create the ultimate user experience.

An average American has access to more than ten connected devices in their home, according to Statista research. People aren’t just interacting with their phones but with the evolved apps and interfaces, such as immersive experiences and chatbots, wearables and kiosks, native mobile and progressive web apps. So, organizations have to invest into solutions that meet their users in all of those.

Leading multiexperience development platforms, like HCL Volt MX, help businesses solve this challenge of addressing the needs of their customers through numerous channels and different modalities. After all, in this rapidly evolving digital world, addressing these needs by building and maintaining apps on your own is beyond the scope of most organizations. Instead, switching to an MXDP is an obvious answer to the challenge of achieving digital transformation and creating the scalable and competitive digital experience.

Gastbeitrag aus der Schweiz: Trends oder was gehört 2022 auf die Agenda eines CIOs / CTOs

20. Januar 2022 Posted by DNUG Marketing

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Ein Chatbot macht Lust auf Ausbildung: Recruiting-Chatbot Robbie von der Buhck Gruppe

20. Januar 2022 Posted by Isabelle

Robbie ist in einem Azubi-Projekt bei der Buhck Gruppe entstanden. Er soll weiteren jungen Menschen Lust auf eine Ausbildung machen.

Microsoft 365: Preisänderungen im März

19. Januar 2022 Posted by Fiona Matalla

Wie Microsoft zum Jahresanfang mitteilte, werden ab Januar 2022 neue Laufzeiten festgelegt und ab März Kostensteigerungen für sechs der Microsoft-Pakete anfallen. Für kurze Zeit können Sie die Programme noch zum üblichen Preis erwerben.Erneuerte LaufzeitenAb Januar 2022 stellt Microsoft das bisherige Cloud Solution Provider-Programm auf die New Commerce Experience um. Dadurch sind monatliche Abonnements zwar weiterhin […]

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Chatbots und KI: #09 – KI-Chatbots mit Dr. Wolfgang Hildesheim (IBM)

13. Januar 2022 Posted by Johannes

In der heutigen Folge gibt Dr. Wolfgang Hildesheim (IBM) einen umfassenden und praxisorientierten Überblick über das Thema KI-Chatbots.

HCL Domino 12.0.1 IF1 verfügbar

11. Januar 2022 Posted by Oliver Regelmann

Kurz nach dem Release von 12.0.1 hat HCL einen wichtigen Fix nachgeliefert, der ein Problem mit DAOS behebt, das zu Server-Abstürzen führen kann. 12.0.1 IF1 steht für Windows und Linux zum Download zur Verfügung. Kurz nach dem Release von 12.0.1 hat HCL einen wichtigen Fix nachgeliefert, der ein Problem mit DAOS behebt, das zu Server-Abstürzen […]

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Wichtiges Update für Domino 12.0.1 im Interims Fix 1

10. Januar 2022 Posted by Thomas

Fixup kann unter bestimmten Umständen zu Server-Stillstand oder -Absturz führen - bis dieser Interims Fix eingespielt wird.

How Artificial Intelligence is Transforming the App Development Process

10. Januar 2022 Posted by HCL Volt MX Team

Artificial intelligence and machine learning are bringing powerful benefits to the app development process, signaling one of the next new phases in the digital transformation of the workspace.

Competing In the Age of AI, a book by two Harvard professors detailing the potential of artificial intelligence on business operation, begins with a stunning example: Created in 2014, Ant Financial Services Group had seen such explosive growth to its dizzying array of business services that by 2018 had a valuation of $150 billion dollars.

How could a company handle such tremendous development in such a short amount of time?  By building around a digital core that features artificial intelligence.

The potential power of AI on business operations is obvious: According to a study by Forrester, 71% of respondents claimed that AI could improve business efficiency, while 59% said it can improve scalability.

But it’s way more than potential these days.  It’s a reality.

Check out our latest low-code app dev platform that lets you build next-gen experiences — today: HCL Volt MX

A research study by Accenture found that 84% of C-suite executives believe they must leverage AI to achieve their growth objectives, while companies already strategically scaling AI reported a 3x return on investment.   What’s more, the same research shows that 3 out of 4 of those same executives believe failing to adequately scale AI in the next 5 years could put their entire business at risk.

Embracing a modern approach to app design and development is crucial for any company striving — not only to operate at peak efficiency and productivitybut to drive innovation and attract top talent with the core-business apps of tomorrow.

How are Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning connected?  

Often used interchangeably, artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) are interconnected technologies.

AI refers to the larger project of creating computer systems that can predict and simulate human behaviors, accomplishing tasks typically associated with human intelligence and thought.

Machine learning is one of the many branches of AI, dealing specifically with computer programs designed to gather data, identify patterns and make decisions on their own or with token human assistance.

Many artificial intelligence systems are powered by machine learning, which aims to improve at a task on its own without having to be programmed for that specific task, saving untold amounts of coding time and analysis.   ML tools are some of the most in-demand AI-powered tools for businesses, based on their capacity for translating massive data sets into pragmatic next step solutions.

These solutions are everywhere.

Virtual personal assistants — think Siri and Alexa — use machine learning AI to continuously “learn” how to respond better through the constant gathering and applying of data.

ML is what redirects your GPS to a faster route while you’re driving, recognizes a face when you post on social media, filters out your spam emails and refines your search engine results.

And it’s present in everyday life in all types of other ways: from how banks determine possible fraudulent activity, to the way retailers customize the customer experience, and even in how healthcare is delivered to patients.

The aim of AI isn’t simply to automate repetitive tasks through simple learning; it’s to respond intuitively, not with clumsy predictability but instead with hyper-specific insights based on accumulated knowledge. In finding patterns and pinpointing regularities in data, AI algorithms can develop a specific skill that predicts and reacts according to the moment.

Developers and designers already recognize these technologies as hugely influential tools that are saving time and cutting costs for the forward-thinking companies that have embraced them and are looking for ways to apply them to app development.

The challenges facing app developers in the future

As digital transformation restructures how businesses approach traditional work, new methods of app development are putting AI into the spotlight, showing off the benefits of increased integration of AI into software design and delivery.  Which is needed, because developers today are under intense pressure to produce.

Developers today face an onslaught of challenges: 

  • Time pressure to produce and maintain complex web apps  
  • Cost concerns of testing, fixing and updating these apps
  • Matching the interoperability and interface needs of a diverse workforce and customer base who use a range of software and devices
  • Constantly meeting raised expectations for performance and design which demands responsive innovation

Designers have to balance the demands of creating apps that satisfy various employee and customer needs while accounting for pragmatic pressures of the development process.  All within an enterprise context that is embracing customizable content production on dynamic platforms that are ever-evolving.

A shift toward multi-experience development platforms (MXDPs) that allow companies to more quickly scale and deliver their apps is mirrored in how the apps are being built.

Speed and flexibility are crucial, as developers must be able to adjust in hours instead of days, with a range of tools that allow for intuitive collaboration.

Why businesses are adopting AI and ML tools into app development

The need to meet these demands — and be positioned for success going forward — has companies integrating AI into their operations more and more.  This increase in adoption is driven by access to high-quality learning models, and the necessity of steering away from investment in slow and expensive infrastructure for data management.

And the pace of adoption is only increasing.  A recent Forbes article said that more than half of organizations would spend between $500,000 and $5 million on AI technology and talent — up by more than a third over last year.

Projected spending on AI technologies will be $98 billion by 2023, according to IDC — a yearly growth of almost 30% between 2018 and 2023.

Companies are gravitating towards AI-technologies because they speed up development, integrate efficiently and safely, and make scaling effortless.  AI algorithms can automate many painstakingly arduous tasks that previously would have sidetracked developers for hours upon hours, freeing up time to focus on more high-value tasks.

Increasing velocity through a streamlined process

Creating velocity in both app development and adoption depends on a fast design process. From concept to prototype to iteration to approval, app development has to move quickly while maintaining peak standards. AI-powered machine learning infuses design software with new tools that gives developers newfound freedom to create and test with speed and precision.

AI gathers and processes data on a whole new level, automates development and puts ML-tools to work.  These tools aren’t pushing talented developers aside, but rather extending their capabilities by providing better source code analysis, automated help with code production, and rapid prototyping.

New low-code design software, aided by AI, lets designers build and integrate more easily with a variety of relevant digital technologies such as intelligent chatbots, wearables and conversational apps.  Thus, app development software meets the needs of audiences that are embracing textured, interactive and customized online experiences.

So, while lots of coding still requires laborious, line-by-line work by developers, AI-powered low code software is cutting down on expensive design bottlenecks.  This not only saves time and money, it reroutes developer energy to the constant innovation of new online experiences rather than the maintenance of old ones.

This includes the development of platforms like MXDP’s, the utilization of Progressive Web Apps (PWAs), and the embrace of design ecosystems like intelligent development environments and OpenAI.  These tools are changing how businesses operate, and how customers engage with them.

ML-powered algorithms and AI-driven analytics provide not only deep insights into how apps are being used — and can be improved — but they also connect to other tools that are revolutionizing how businesses design innovative systems.  Developers are using AI to build apps that fit into a modern business ecosystem and solve modern business operation challenges.

The next step in the ongoing digital transformation of the enterprise workspace is continued integration of artificial intelligence and machine learning.

Resistant companies that disregard AI do so at their own risk.  Embracing and integrating AI into core business operations might not result in a valuation of $150 billion within five years but ignoring the clear signs of change could result in no business operations in five years.

Learn more about our industry-leading low-code app-dev platform, HCL Volt MX, which features an AI-powered built-in test recorder that generates test cases to be executed on the cloud as part of the continuous integration/continuous delivery, or CI/CD, pipeline.