The public sector is under pressure. As budgets shrink and technology advances, government organizations must increasingly deliver better services with less resources. And while this pressure indicates a drastic need for digital transformation, it’s also one of the barriers standing in the way.
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Digitally transform during a developer shortage.
Digital transformation is a big ask for any organization.Even in the private sector, where there’s more access to funding and capital, accomplishing digital transformation (without breaking the bank, stopping/stalling the project, or overlooking change management) is a massive feat.
The public sector, in particular, faces the added challenge of a developer shortage. In a job market where companies like Google and Facebook offer developers generous paid time off, free meals and snacks, and on-site wellness facilities, l in addition to high salaries, it’s hard for any organization with a tight budget to attract people who have the skills they need.
Add to this challenge the growth of the cloud.While the opportunities associated with the cloud are boundless, the public sector may have difficulty accessing those opportunities.
The skillset required to manage on-demand cloud computing services is vastly different from that required to administer the traditional, proprietary IT technology of the past.
Governments that historically relied on outsourcing or a very small IT staff to build and manage applications now find that their in-house staff is ill-equipped to manage new cloud technologies.
As austerity and reform continue to grow, it’s more important than ever for the public sector to more effectively leverage existing staff and resources.
Unleash no-code in the public sector.
While the outlook might seem dreary at first, the public sector can conquer this hurdle. Rather than continuing the cycle of traditional code-based application development, which requires more resources, time, and maintenance, governments can invest in no-code and low-code platforms to do more with less.
Because no-code and low-code platforms speed development times and require less technical knowledge (compared to writing thousands of lines of code to build apps and integrate data), governments can bridge the digital skills gap with their existing staff.
Instead of hiring more full-stack developers or outsourcing to systems integrators, governments can give the teams they already have the tools they need to be successful.With the right no-code platform, developers can deliver the solutions the public sector needs faster and iterate on them in minutes.
In addition, non-IT personnel, like business analysts, can train to become citizen developers. While identifying and creating citizen developers is an investment up-front, the high returns on that investment are immediate.
Finally, the public sector can be in control of the technology they use to serve their constituents. By partnering with the right services team and using the right tools, you can use citizen developers to grow your organization. Learn more about Skuid Professional Services.
Don’t sacrifice security.
Governments need to ensure the security of the personal, confidential data they deal with each day and achieve FedRAMP and Section 508 compliance. How do no-code and low-code platforms handle tight security regulations? To start, Skuid in particular does not store customer data (the public sector has enough databases already).
Skuid respects the native authorization security of each data source configured for access. That means that if an organization’s data is already housed on a robust, secure platform like Salesforce, building a new secure application is as easy as drag-and-drop.Skuid also provides a secure multi-tenant architecture.
Encryption is used both in transit and at rest. Industry standard infrastructure hardening, defense, and proactive security is employed. OAuth, SAML, and other secure authentication methods are core capabilities.
Deliver amazing experiences in the public sector.
In addition to reducing development times, the public sector can use no-code and low-code platforms to create beautiful (yes; we’re still talking about government tech), intuitive business applications that people love to use.
In fact, it’s because of the reduced development times that this kind of focus on user experience design in the public sector is possible.
And it’s not just about creating something pretty, user experience design is about functionality. It’s about helping people get things done. And it’s about creating user adoption and user loyalty, so that your employees actually use your business applications.
With a no-code or low-code platform, user experience design is no longer a luxury for the public sector. People can change the way they work, and that’s what digital transformation is all about. Ready to learn more about low-code and no-code platforms? Download this free 3-step guide and start your digital transformation today.