What is IT Democratization?
Imagine everyone could play a part in developing an app or building software.
Or what if every technology was made simple enough that beginners could feel like experts in no time?
This concept is still fairly new, having been listed as a tech trend by Gartner in 2019. “Democratization of technology means providing people with easy access to technical or business expertise without extensive (and costly) training.”
Democratization of technology is about getting people involved in the creation of new technology and opening access to people who don’t have all the advanced skills and/or training. It’s often called “citizen access,” as it gives everyone the means to achieve technical or business expertise.
There are 4 main areas of focus:
- Application Development
- Data and Analytics
Democratizing IT has led to citizen data scientists, citizen programmers, and more. It means developers can generate data models without having the skills of a data scientist. This is possible because of AI-driven development that generates code and automates testing.