Federal agencies are showing more and more interest in how to leverage the Internet of Things (IoT) to meet the mission. According to a recent report from research firm Govini spending on IoT increased by 20 percent to $8.8 billion in FY15, lead by the Department of Defense (DOD) and NASA. And it looks like this shift for agencies to invest in always connected, continuous improvement, process automation, and data-driven decisions for collaboration that enables sharing across teams is just beginning.
As agency interest and use of IoT grows, the challenge will be how to collect, store, and process the data quickly and then make it accessible and actionable via smart devices agency-wide as well as with citizens at anywhere and at anytime.
Department of Defense CIO, Terry Halverson, recently acknowledged that agile development will be a key part of the culture shift need to drive IT modernization and innovation within the department. At a recent event, he shared with the audience that mobility projects will be incorporated into enterprise services, with new ways of delivering information and data. “That’s where everybody’s headed, and I want to clearly say, DOD is going there too,” Halvorsen told the crowd.
“It’s important for IT leaders to have an understanding of how they can achieve success and measure the data of their IoT and mobility projects,” said Jason Adolf, of Appian. Moreover he shared that “in order to achieve these IT modernization goals and harness the value of IoT, agency CIOs should look to low-code development platforms.”
But what exactly is a low-code development platform?
Adolf shared that “low-code solutions provide pre-built packages of code that allow users to quickly customize apps without having to write any code themselves.” This means that application development can be assigned to non-technical teams and agencies can keep up with the pace of government transformation.
To share more insight on developing secure apps and gathering measurable data in a connected world, Appian is hosting an online webinar on September 29th, 2016 at 1pm EST. The multi-vendor webinar – that includes speakers from Red Hat, Oracle, Kony, Ping Identity, Push Technology, and Symantec – will share best practices and information about how to leverage low-code development platforms to design, launch, and manage assets for mobile and IoT projects in real time while ensuring data security across the connected life-cycle.
Want to participate and learn how to make apps, data, and users ready for a connected world? You can register for the webinar here.