Before we look at the future of code and its importance in business, we will firstly take a brief look into what code actually is and what it means for businesses.

When discussing code in business we are referring to the code used to create websites, programs and other computing systems. As customers of all ages take to digital media to engage and purchase from brands the need for digital skills in the workplace continues to grow. According to a recent survey from Intelastel, that looks at coding in the workplace, 75% of business leaders see digital skills as growing in importance over coming years. This highlights the importance of code and provides us with a glimpse into the future.

But where are we with code at this moment in time and how do we currently use this within business?

The Current State of Coding

Currently coding has many uses some of which are not obvious but the one place we are aware code is taking place is via communication and content creation. From communication with customers to communication will colleagues, code helps us stay connected, especially when working remotely.

As it stands communication through technological devices does not require the user to understand the coding behind it, but more the key areas to tap or swipe. This is a variation of no-code that allows something technical to be part of our daily lives. This begs the question, where will no-code take us?

Communication may be the most important thing to us in a post pandemic world but as time moves on we will rely on code for much more.

The Future of Code

Now we are aware of why code is important to businesses and the current state of the coding industry we can really start to understand where code is heading.

According to research undertaken by Intelastel coding will be more important in the future, with 69% of business leaders surveyed identifying knowledge of coding as being very important to future workers. This indicates that a level of coding skill will be required for workers in the future and that this could become a compulsory module in schools and colleges.

Although, a knowledge of code will be important there will continue to be no-code options. These no-code options will only increase as time goes on as demand for quick and simple to implement solutions increases. It is this no-code future that will look to take centre stage in daily business, sure marketers and IT support will need a certain knowledge, but the pure coding will be developed by experts who allow your company access to a platform of your choosing.

After looking at the present and future of code one thing is for sure, it is here to stay and we all need to brush up on our knowledge, whilst businesses look to invest in employees with the right skills and systems with quick and easy solutions. Share your thoughts on the #FutureOfCode using the hashtag on social media.

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