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5G in Brazil: the challenge now is to create new applications

The arrival of 5G in Brazil accelerates the need for companies to rethink and create new, faster and more interactive applications to engage their customers and improve business dynamics.

Fifth-generation mobile broadband will provide connection agility with endless possibilities. And having cutting-edge technology will be critical, so all sectors need to be prepared to adapt and seek quick solutions to keep their businesses relevant.

Engagement with staff and customers has become a top priority for businesses during the pandemic. To harness the power of connectivity 5G, it will be critical to help brands maintain or gain market share. Right now, CIOs (Chief Information Officers) and CTOs (Chief Technology Officer) are losing sleep to develop applications that can become obsolete overnight, but with the right foundation, this process can be much simpler and without pains.

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Low-code in the 5G “moment”

Low-code is an ally, combining remarkably fast, visual, model-focused development with a modern cloud platform built around AI, DevOps, and security. Applications take just a few weeks to develop and an upgrade can be done in just a few hours, so they can be quickly integrated, connected and run the way a business needs them, wherever they are needed.

apps on 5G

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The future of development starts with the challenges that the traditional model presents, and identifying the tools that allow IT teams to face the obstacles. CIOs and CTOs should invest time in carefully evaluating new development tools and platforms. It is necessary that they consider agility for future changes or know if the system integrates with existing processes, so it is important to be aware of these potential pitfalls.

According to a study by Gartner, by 2025, more than 85% of organizations will adopt cloud-integrated systems and 95% of new projects will already be deployed on cloud-native platforms. Low-code or no-code will be in 70% of new apps, up from less than 25% in 2020.

scarce labor

This is a critically important period for companies because professionals with the right digital development skills are scarce in Brazil and the rest of the world. According to data from Brasscom – Association of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) and Digital Technologies Companies -, by 2025 the Brazilian market will demand 160 thousand new programmers per year, which shows a growing demand and importance of thinking about increasingly agile, practical and perennial solutions.

As 5G brings mobility, with speed and long range, the technology will eventually make IT teams better and faster in the production of applications, prioritizing mobile first in their projects, which starts with the development of applications for mobile devices and only later. bring the same resources to other devices, putting a complete application online in a few weeks, adapting to future changes.

With this, we emphasize that low-code automates the tedious part of the work and teams can focus on delivering real value to projects, while developers can focus on more creative and interesting parts of the work. A company being technologically prepared for the changes, comes out ahead to take advantage of all the advantages that the 5G connection will bring to the world.


Adeisa RomãoAdeísa Romão is commercial director of OutSystems in Brazil. IT professional with over 30 years of experience, she has always been passionate and motivated by the way technology interferes and contributes to people’s daily lives. Graduated in the first class of Computer Science at the University of Taubaté and with an Executive MBA from Insper, she has spent her career in several relevant projects with multidisciplinary teams, contributing to the results of large multinationals in the sector.

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