After BYOD and BYOA, here comes DYOA

By Dylan Bushell-Embling
Monday, 23 June, 2014

After BYOD and BYOA, here comes DYOA

An emerging develop your own application (DYOA) trend is fuelling demand for platform-as-a-service (PaaS) technologies in Australia and internationally, a survey suggests.

The survey, conducted by Vanson Bourne for Progress Software, polled 700 IT decision-makers in Australia, the US, UK, France, Germany, Benelux, Brazil and Singapore.

The results show that 70% of respondents are either already using PaaS technologies for application development or plan to do so in the future. And 85% said there is demand within their organisation to reduce the time it takes to develop and deploy applications.

“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 [BYOD] and bring your own application [BYOA],” Progress Managing Director for APAC Stephen McNulty commented.

“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 citizen developer.”

Among existing PaaS users, 54% reported that the technology had already helped reduce the time it takes to develop and deploy applications. Nearly as many (51%) said PaaS had helped them reduce costs and 47% said PaaS has given them more capacity for innovation within the organisation.

Demand for faster application development is coming from the highest levels of the company, with 43% reporting that DYOA projects are being directed by C-suite influencers.

DYOA projects are being carried out primarily by sales and marketing teams (47% of respondents) and finance teams (44% of respondents).

Image courtesy of gail under CC

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